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Teen Cocaine Abuse Statistics

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is derived from the leaves of the coca plant. It is usually snorted, but it can also be mixed with water and injected. Some common slang names include coke, nose candy, blow, freebase, and snow.

The intensity and duration of it’s effects—which include increased energy, reduced fatigue, and mental alertness—depend on the route of drug administration. The faster this drug is absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to the brain, the more intense the high. Injecting or smoking it produces a quicker, stronger high than snorting. On the other hand, faster absorption usually means shorter duration of action: the high from snorting may last 15 to 30 minutes, but the high from smoking may last only 5 to 10 minutes. In order to sustain the high, an abuser has to administer the drug again.

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Teen Crack Abuse

Crack is a form of cocaine. Users mix cocaine with other chemicals to form crack rocks, which are smoked.

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Statistics via Do Something

About 50% of teens don’t think it’s harmful to try cocaine once
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