What is Cocaine?

- Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America.
- Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, cocaine is an illegal drug.
- As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to increase profits. They may also mix it with other drugs such as the stimulant amphetamine.
Street Names:
- Blow
- Coke
- Crack

- Flake
- Rocks
- Snow
​- White Powder
Detection Periods:
Urine = 2-30 Days​
​Blood = 24 Hours
Saliva = 1-10 Days
Hair = Up to 90 Days
Short-term health effects of Cocaine include:
- Extreme happiness and energy
- Mental alertness
- Hypersensitivity to sight, sound, and touch
- Irritability
- Paranoia

- Unreasonable distrust of others