Cocaine (COC)

Drug of Abuse: Cocaine Drug of Abuse Cocaine


Cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance available only on the illicit market. It is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug. The powdered hydrochloride salt form of cocaine can be snorted or dissolved in water and then injected. Crack is the street name given to the form of cocaine that has been processed to make a rock crystal, which, when heated, produces vapors that are smoked. The term “crack” refers to the crackling sound produced by the rock as it is heated.

Street names: Crack, rock crystal, blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, flake, rock, snow, toot.

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The drug testing kits below yield a positive result when the metabolite Benzoylecgonine in urine exceeds 300 ng/mL. This is the suggested screening cut-off for positive specimens set by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, USA)

High risk of physical or psychological dependence. Withdrawal symptoms may include unpleasant dreams, insomnia, or hypersomnia.

Drug Detectable
Cocaine 1-2 days
Benzoylecgonine 1-2 days

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