Blow, Bump, C, Candy, Charlie, Coke, Crack, Flake, Rock, Snow, Toot Cocaine hydrochloride topical solution anesthetic rarely used in medical procedures White powder, whitish rock crystal Snorted, smoked, injected Possible Health Effects Short-term Narrowed blood vessels; enlarged pupils; increased body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; headache; abdominal pain and nausea; euphoria; increased energy, alertness; insomnia, restlessness; anxiety; erratic and violent behavior, panic attacks, paranoia, psychosis; heart rhythm problems, heart attack; stroke, seizure, coma. Long-term Loss of sense of smell, nosebleeds, nasal damage and trouble swallowing from snorting; infection and death of bowel tissue from decreased blood flow; poor nutrition and weight loss; lung damage from smoking. Other Health-related Issues Pregnancy: Risk of HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases from shared needles. In Combination with Alcohol Greater risk of cardiac toxicity than from either drug alone.
Coping and Recovery There are numerous slang terms and street names for illicit drugs. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has compiled a database of more than 2, terms that mean something different in the drug culture—street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity. Examples of Drug Slang Usage Slang terms used for drugs can range from humorous to clever to serious warnings. To inject drugs with a syringe is to shoot, spike, boot, or slam the drug.
Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States, 2005–2011
ANY illicit drugs or inhalants — 8. Again, the most striking realization is how much substance use goes on in the lower grades. Almost as worrisome is how easily-available these intoxicants truly are.
Michael D. Kogan, PhD4 Larke N. Mental health: A report of the Surgeon General.