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A guide to COCAINE

Usual dose 40–100 mg (snorted)
Time to onset 5–15 min

Time to peak 15–30 min
Duration 1–3 hrs.

Cocaine is what is called a stimulant drug.
This information also relates to other stimulants like amphetamine and mephedrone – though the indicators above vary very widely with amphetamine!

We assume that people know that both injecting and smoking cocaine is associated with greater risks — both in terms of the intensified effects of the drug and the complications associated with the route of use. Snorting and oral use can minimize these risks and it leads to a longer lasting (albeit less intense) effect and that way, your drugs last longer.