Cocaine is sniffed or “freebased” through heating and mixing with ether and sodium bicarbonate. Crack, the purified rock form of cocaine, is smoked in tiny chunks. Whatever the form, cocaine is a highly addictive and destructive drug.
67% of Marshalltown 11th graders surveyed in the Iowa Youth Survey said they think they would be at great risk of harming themselves if they took cocaine once a week. 63% of 8th graders and 74% of 6th graders said they would be at great risk. 99% of Marshalltown 11th, 8th and 6th graders said they have not used cocaine in the past 30 days.

Did you know?

  • Cocaine can kill first-time users.
  • Cocaine can cause heart attacks, even in young abusers.
  • Mixing alcohol and cocaine is the most common cause of drug-combination deaths.

What are the dangers of using cocaine?

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