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



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


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.


+ 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



+ 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


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


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


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


+ Mood lift
+ Euphoria


+ Irritability
+ Aggression

Information provided by Harm Reduction Victoria's DanceWize program


Total Duration:



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


+ 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


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



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