Is it safer to snort or inject cocaine?

I recently found out that you can inject cocaine with a needle. I always thought you could only snort cocaine. Which method is least harmful?

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Though the cocaine epidemic has slowed since the 1980's, many people still struggle with cocaine and crack addictions. Cocaine is most commonly snorted (inhaled) in "lines", but users can also inject or smoke it. Crack is most commonly smoked, using a crack pipe or by freebasing. Cocaine is a stimulant and an anesthetic. It was traditionally used in dental practices because of its ability to numb the mouth for short periods of time. Cocaine bought on the street may not always be pure and runs the risk of being laced with mystery substances like baking soda.

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Cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) is a stimulant drug produced from the coca plant, most commonly available in fine white powder or crushable clumps, called "rocks".


Cocaine Abuse

Many cocaine abusers and addicts want to find alternative methods to ingesting cocaine, so that their bodies will experience a variety of highs.

Neither method is SAFE. Snorting Cocaine destroys the cartilage which is what gives your nose it shape, and is its support structure. So much so that holes form between the two sides. Injecting it is the most dangerous method as the drug along with all of the additives in it enter directly into the bloodstream.

Using cocaine can cause Brain abscesses, heart conditions such as angina, weakened heart walls, hardened arteries, heart infection, rupturing of blood vessels in the brain, blood clots. Those are just a few of the many things that can occur with the use of cocaine.


answered 28 Jun '13, 15:23

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