When partying most people know how to have a good time but you must also know how to do so safely.

COCAINE

WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?

You can be that friend who makes the party better for everyone. Want to find out how?

+ Speed = heart strain

+ Ice = heart strain and paranoia

+ Decongestants = heart strain

+ Heroin (speed balling) = heart strain

+ Not recommended if you have/are: heart conditions, hypertension, thyroid problems,
psychosis/schizophrenia, pregnancy, breast feeding

COMBINATIONS

Cocaine is a naturally derived CNS (central nervous system) stimulant extracted and refined from the coca plant grown primarily in the Andean region of South America. Cocaine is typically a white-ish powder with a bitter, numbing taste.

DESCRIPTION

+ It is best to avoid mixing cocaine with other drugs as cocaine powder is often adulterated with other substances thus creating the potential for dangerous unknown cocktails

+ Try to use around friends and in a safe environment

+ Be aware of overheating and try to chill out regularly

+ It is important to stay hydrated; drink around 600ml while dancing and 300ml when resting

+ Try to alternate water with sports drinks to replenish electrolytes

+ It is important to eat regularly - even when you don’t feel like it

+ Try to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to recover

SAFER USE

IF SNORTING

+ Snort water before and after to avoid damaging the protective lining in your nose

+ Use your own straw to prevent risk of BBV (blood borne viruses) transmission via tiny amounts of blood

+ A clean straw is preferable to a rolled note - money is unhygienic

+ Repeated snorting can damage the membranes of the nose leading to blood noses and possible permanent damage to the septum

IF INJECTING

In order to reduce risk of BBVs including hepatitis B & C and HIV:

+ Have your own set of injecting equipment

+ Use new, sterile injecting equipment, including spoons, etc

+ Sterile water is preferable but tap water is ok

+ Wash your hands before and after using

+ Dispose of your used injecting equipment safely

+ Due to short acting high, be sure to have enough new needles in case you repeat the process

EFFECTS

+ Increased energy
+ Decreased fatigue
+ Insomnia and restlessness
+ Dilated pupils
+ Increased heart rate
+ Increased blood pressure
+ Increased body temp.
+ Decreased appetite

PHYSICAL

+ Increased alertness
+ Clearer thinking
+ Increased concentration
+ Fear and paranoia
+ Hallucinations
+ Restlessness
+ Confusion
+ Increased/decreased
  sex drive

PSYCHOLOGICAL

+ Mood lift
+ Euphoria

EMOTIONAL

+ Irritability
+ Aggression

Information provided by Harm Reduction Victoria's DanceWize program

DURATION

Total Duration:

Onset:

Peak:

Coming Down:

After Effects:

45 - 60 minutes

5 - 15 minutes

20 - 40 minutes

10 - 30 minutes

1 - 3 hours

+ Start with a small amount to test strength and gauge your tolerance

+ Give it plenty of time to work - it may take longer than you expect for the effects to come on

+ Consider carefully before re-dosing as it is easy to get carried away

+ Try to set a limit of how much you want to use and what time you plan to stop - to avoid over doing it without realising

DOSAGE

+ Cocaine remains active in your system for at least 1 hour after you have stopped feeling the effects

+ Roadside drug test: While cocaine itself cannot be detected using a saliva test, the powder can be cut with other substances which may be detectable

DETECTION

+ Cocaine is most often snorted but can be swallowed or injected.

ADMINISTRATION

STREET NAMES

+ Coke, Cola, Charley, Blow, Snow, Nose Candy, White