Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can and have been using it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, recreational cocaine use is illegal.
As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine white crystal powder just like white heroin. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to increase profits. Although some drug dealers cut it with other drugs.
Uncut and Cut cocaine
Cocaine is either uncut or cut. Uncut cocaine is when cocaine content in the powder is about 95~100% pure. uncut cocaine which is sometimes called Peruvian flake is very rare and only the rich can afford it.
Cut cocaine is cocaine mixed with other substances to make more profit. how ever, Common cutting agents that are relatively harmless include:
- Laundry detergent
- Creatine or glucose
- baking soda
- talcum powder
some cutting agents are much more dangerous than those listed above. They can even cause fatal overdoses. Example of dangerous cutting agents include:
TYPES OF COCAINE
As we said, the pure chemical form of cocaine is cocaine hydrochloride. Although the levels of purity vary depending on manipulation. This type of cocaine 95-100% pure.
cocaine hydrochloride is the most commonly used cocaine in the UK. Most often the pure cocaine is adulterated with substances such as glucose/creatine, baking soda, talcum powder, flour or other anesthetics like lidocaine.
Freebase cocaine is a smokeable form of cocaine. Its manufacturing process is different from powdered cocaine and crack cocaine also the duration of its euphoric effects. Producing freebase cocaine is a dangerous process that can cause fires and explosions.
Although fewer people engage in freebasing these days, smoking this form of cocaine is harmful. Seeking treatment for freebase coke abuse is an important step toward overcoming addiction.
speedball is a mixture of cocaine and heroin. Speedball is a drug cocktail containing stimulants and drugs that act as depressants, by this I mean drugs like heroin or morphine. Also known as “dynamite” and “whizbang,” the concoction is believed to enhance the effects of each drug in the mixture.
Many people self-administer a concoction of cocaine and heroin to enhance the effects of both drugs and in hopes that they decrease the negative side effects of each other. Although other new side effects may arouse like physical, psychological, and behavioral problems and even death.
stimulants mostly used in speedball are: Cocaine, Methamphetamine
4. Flake cocaine (fish scale coke)
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FORMS OF COCAINE
Cocaine comes in two forms on the street: powdered and base.
Powder cocaine can either be can be of many different forms, depending on the country.ie
- Peruvian cocaine
- Columbia cocaine
- Bolivian cocaine
Base cocaine, which includes freebase cocaine and Crack cocaine, is any form of the drug that is not produced by using an acid to make powdered cocaine.
Crack cocaine, also known simply as crack or rock, is a free base form of cocaine that can be smoked. Crack offers a short, intense high to smokers. The Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment calls it the most addictive form of cocaine.