What is Cocaine
Cocaine is a stimulant that elevates the heart rate creating high levels of euphoria, energy levels and perceived self-confidence. However, these effects do not last long (less than an hour from ingestion) and rapidly leave the bloodstream resulting in a “crash”. This short lifespan (or half life) of the drug is why it is very easy to be abused as users always want to re-capture the euphoric feelings that never last long.
What is Crack-Cocaine
Crack is a poorly processed version of cocaine that is smoked. By inhaling this toxic drug into the lungs the experience is completely different from that of powder cocaine. The euphoric high comes on much more faster and is more intense. However, the feeling only lasts for 15 minutes which leads to extreme addiction where the user begins to crave high amounts of the drug.