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Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that has short-lived effects.
Both types of cocaine can be smoked, which means the drugs reach your brain very quickly. Powder cocaine can also be snorted, which gets to the brain more slowly. Cocaine can also be injected. That means it will reach the brain quickly, but injecting comes with a lot of serious risks including damage to your veins and the spread of blood borne viruses like HIV and Hepatitis C.
All types of cocaine are very addictive and can give a powerful high. The types that reach the brain the quickest have a much stronger effect and are known to be more addictive.
Temporarily speeding up the way your mind and body are working, the effects of cocaine don’t last for very long but can leave you feeling really down when they wear off.
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