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Freud shared cocaine with his fiancee, composed a “Song of praise” to cocaine. Addicted in 1884, he named cocaine the “third scourge of humanity.” Title Page of Freud’s Tribute to the Virtues of Cocaine
1888: Asa Candler, a devout Christian, bought the rights to CocaCola, a temperance beverage It contained cocaine until 1903
Reasons Why You Should Use Cocarettes!!
1 st —They are not injurious.
3 rd —They are made of the finest Sun-cured Virginia Tobacco
5 th —The Coca neutralizes the depressing effects of the Nicotine in the tobacco.
6 th - Coca is the finest nerve tonic and exhilarator ever discovered
8 th – Can be freely used by persons in delicate health without injury and with positively beneficial effects
Financial, psychological, & physical control over the user
2 nd most common emergency dept visit (#1 alcohol in combo with other drugs) (DAWN 2004)
Street Names: snow, coke, blow, toot, white lady, crack, ready rock, rock candy
Coca leaves (1% cocaine)
sulfuric acid Coca paste (60-80% cocaine) hydrochloric acid Cocaine HCl (80%+ cocaine, but less potent) Boil with water and either baking soda or ammonia Cocaine free base (No HCl) Crack cocaine Boil with ether