Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine and Crack Information

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Cocaine & Crack

Other names

Cocaine: Coke, Charlie, Snow, C

Crack (a smokeable form of cocaine): Rock Wash, Stone

What is looks like & how it is taken

Cocaine: white powder that is snorted up the nose, sometimes dissolved and injected

Crack: small raisin-sized crystals which are smoked

The effects

Sense of well-being, alertness, confidence

Effects last roughly 30 minutes

Users are often left craving more

Crack has the same effects as cocaine, but a more intense and shorter 'high'

The health risks

Cocaine and Crack are addictive

Leave users feeling tired and depressed for one or two days and sometimes longer

Can cause chest pain and heart problems that can be fatal

Heavy use can cause convulsions

A habit can be expensive and hard to control

Crack and Cocaine carry the same risks, but as the high can be so intense, crack use is even more difficult to control

Legal Status

Class A

Penalties

Possession: 7 years and a fine Supply: Life imprisonment and a fine

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