terms for cocaine:
Nose Candy, Snowball, Tornado, Wicky StickWhat
are the different forms of cocaine?
White crystalline powder
"Crack" or "rock" cocaine is an off-white chunky
is cocaine used?
Powder cocaine is generally snorted or dissolved in water and
injected. Crack cocaine is usually smoked.
is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.
About 10 percent of Americans over the age of 12 have tried cocaine at
least once in their lifetime, about 2 percent have tried crack, and
nearly one percent is currently using cocaine.
How does cocaine get to the United States?
United States-Mexico border is the primary point of entry for cocaine
shipments being smuggled into the United States.
crime groups based in Colombia control the worldwide supply of cocaine.
much does cocaine cost?
prices depend upon the purity of the product.
2001, cocaine purity declined by 8 percent, from 86 percent pure in 1998 to a
78 percent pure in 2001. The decrease in purity indicates a decrease in the
supply of cocaine in the United States.
remained low and stable, which suggests a steady supply to the United States.
prices ranged from $12,000 to $35,000 per kilogram.
are some consequences of cocaine use?
is powerfully addictive.
crack can cause severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding.
mixing of cocaine and alcohol create cocaethylene while increasing risk of
deaths are often a result of cardiac arrest or seizures followed by
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)