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The powdered form of cocaine can is usually snorted, where it is absorbed by the nasal tissue.

Scientific Name:benzoylmethylecgonine


Street Names: blow, C, coke, crack, flake, freebase, rock, snow


LONG TERM EFFECTS- convulsions - coma- altered heart rhythm - chest pain- high blood pressure - heart attack- stroke - sudden death- lung damage or disease

SHORT TERM EFFECTS- extreme mental alertness- nervousness and jumpiness- euphoria- irritability- paranoia- muscle twitches and spasms- dry mouth- constricted blood vessels- increased blood pressure- abdominal pain and nausea


derived from the coca tree from South America

Crack cocaine is processed to make a 'rock crystal' (freebase cocaine) that can be smoked. The crystal is heated to produce vapors that are absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs.

Talk to someone you trust.



The term "crack" refers to the crackling sound coming from the rock as it is heated

Centre for Addiction and MentalHealth’s Information Centre at1 800 463-6273Kids Help Phone at 1 800 668-6868Ontario Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment at 1 800 565-860

Contact an addiction centre, or self-help groups such as Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

For at least 4,500 years, people in Peru and Bolivia have chewed coca leaves to make them feel less hungry and tired, when working hard without much food at high altitudes.

In 2005, about one Ontariostudent in 20 (4.4%) in grades 7 to 12 said he or she had used cocaine at least once in the past year. This is almost 43,000students.

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