What Is in Cocaine and How Is It Made?


Article from VeryWell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Cocaine, also known as "coke" or "blow," is a fast-acting nervous system stimulant. It is the most potent among all naturally occurring stimulants and is extracted from the leaves of the coca bush. With further processing, the coca leaves become cocaine and crack that is sold on the street. However, because it is often cut with a variety of different ingredients, you really don't know what's in the cocaine you buy. While some of these fillers do little more than increase a drug dealer's profits, others are very harmful and even deadly. Some are even intended to mimic cocaine's natural properties, which increases the risk to even experienced users.."

This article relays information about Cocaine and the common filler ingredients that are found mixed with cocaine.

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