Charlie, coke, snow, powder.
What it looks like
Comes as a white powder.
How it’s used
Usually sniffed (snorted up the nose) and sometimes injected.
- Like speed but stronger and doesn’t last as long
- Feeling alert and confident
- Feeling sick and breathing problems
- Feeling edgy, moody, irritable and anxious
- Loss of appetite
- Panic attacks
- Raised body temperature and makes the heart beat fast
- Muscle twitching
- Craving can turn cocaine into an expensive habit
- Damaged nose membranes and nose bleeds
- Damaged veins, HIV & Hepatitis ( if its injected)
- Heart Attack
- Death if a large amount is taken
- Accidents due to slower reactions
- Mixing cocaine with other drugs such as heroin (a speedball) is particularly dangerous
Cocaine is classified as a Class A drug. Having or using Cocaine can lead to 7 years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. Supplying Cocaine (which includes passing it on to a friend) is punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.