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Alcohol Addiction Resources

What is "Coke"?

Cocaine is often a powder that is snorted up the nose, or rubbed onto the gums which is often referred to as “snow or blow” Cocaine, commonly called ​"coke,"​ made from the leaves of the coca plant and is an illegal drug. Cocaine can also be processed into a rock crystal, called ​freebase cocaine​, ​rock​ or ​crack​.​1

Some amphetamines, like Adderall, are prescribed  legally by doctors to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Other forms of amphetamines, like methamphetamine (​meth​ or ​crystal meth​), don’t have medical use and are illegal.​2

Signs someone is misusing:

Someone misusing cocaine or other amphetamines can seem extremely talkative, alert, might eat less and sleep less. Drug paraphernalia like  rolled up dollar bills, aluminum foil, vials, baggies, and pipes may be found in the user's bedroom or living space.

What do they do?

Prescription amphetamines are taken in a pill form. They can be used legally when prescribed by a doctor, and they can be misused, when taken without a prescription or at a higher dosage than prescribed.

When someone with a medical need  takes Adderall as prescribed, the medication has a focusing and calming effect. When someone using for a long period of time, cocaine and amphetamines can cause heart and respiratory problems.

When Stimulants are used recreationally, users feel more alert and attentive, have an increased heart rate, blood pressure, increased energy, attentiveness, and sexual arousal at first. When the drugs wear off, the "comedown" can be very severe. Users experience anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.​3

  1. NIDA. ​Cocaine​. June 2016.

  2. NIDA. ​Methamphetamine. December 2012.

  3.  SAMSHA. ​Stimulants​. 2 March 2016