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Cocaine overdose: How much amount of cocaine to overdose?

What provokes a cocaine overdose? Starting from dosage to overdose complications and signs of overdose, we review signs, symptoms, and prognosis for cocaine overdose. Stay with us and we invite you to ask your personal questions about cocaine overdose or risks of snorting cocaine at the end.

How does unintentional cocaine overdose happen?

Cocaine is a crystalline alkaloid obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. Because cocaine is highly addictive, cocaine is significantly more dangerous compared to other central nervous system stimulants (including the entire class of amphetamine drugs). So, when we talk about overdose, the best way to describe cocaine overdose is using the term “intoxication”, which manifest as immediate effects of too much cocaine in the system.

Cocaine overdose – How much is too much?

Common doses of cocaine vary between 10-120 mg. The estimated minimal lethal dose of cocaine is 1.2 g, but individuals with hypersensitivity to cocaine have died from as little as 30 mg. Still, this is usually not the case with cocaine addicts, who develop a high tolerance to cocaine in the central nervous system. In fact, some cocaine addicts with considerable tolerance have reported that they can tolerate up to 5 g of cocaine daily.

Cocaine overdose complications

The biggest risk with most drug overdose is that people do not take as recommended. But that is not the case with cocaine. In fact, most cocaine deaths are accidental, usually because some of its effects increase risk of pre-existing health conditions, such as the elevated blood pressure. Additionally, repeated doses of cocaine administered to avoid the crash that often follows the initial intense euphoric effects put you at risk of overdose. Cocaine overdose also occurs when used in combination with other drugs such as a cocaine and alcohol mix.

The most common signs of cocaine OD include:

  • abdominal pain
  • agitation
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • chills
  • convulsions
  • death from respiratory failure
  • delirium, unconsciousness
  • enhanced reflexes
  • hallucinations
  • headache
  • heart failure
  • hostility
  • irregular respiration
  • nausea
  • rise in body temperature
  • seizures
  • stroke
  • tachycardia
  • vomiting

Cocaine overdose prognosis

The prognosis of cocaine overdose depends on many factors. Overdose from cocaine can be a very painful experience, among other things. And it takes time for the body to return to its stable condition after you OD. The body requires time to not only metabolize cocaine, but to normalize additional symptoms. For example, depression with suicidal ideation may develop in very heavy users.

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There is no officially approved specific antidote for cocaine overdose. Emergency treatment for cocaine overdose often consists of administering a benzodiazepine sedation agent, such as diazepam (Valium) to decrease the elevated heart rate and blood pressure. In order to treat hyperthermia the physical cooling method (ice, cold blankets, etc…) may be used. There are specific treatments developed for any further complications.

Cocaine overdose death rate

High doses of cocaine due to the effects on sodium channels can cause cardiac attack.

Unlike other drugs, cocaine has certain qualities that make it cross the blood-brain barrier quickly, which can lead to brain shutdown.

Statistics indicate that 100 people day per die from drug overdoses each day in USA. After marijuana, cocaine is the second most used illicit drug in USA and causes three times more death rates than any other illicit drug. In fact, nearly 500,000 cocaine users visit the ED due to cocaine overdose annually; over 7,000 of them are fatalities.

Cocaine overdose amount questions

Do you still have questions about cocaine OD? Please feel free to post your questionsin the comments section below. We will be happy to provide you with a personal and prompt response as soon as possible.

Reference Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Unintentional Drug Poisoning in the US
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration: Cocaine
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:The DAWN report

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85 Responses to “Cocaine overdose: How much amount of cocaine to overdose?
Wesley Copp
7:26 pm February 4th, 2014

I know a lot of people think that really bad things could never happen to them, particularly a lethal accidental overdose. I lost my closest friend to an accidental overdose and I assure you, if it could happen to them, it could happen to you. My friend was young (26), fit (we went to the gym regularly) and as I later learned, a regular user of powder cocaine.
Members of my friend’s family, as well as myself, were unaware of the frequency of use that was occurring – people are very good at hiding these often secretive activities.
But on one seemingly normal Sunday afternoon my friend went into a violent seizure and slowly died in my arms, as family members called the Ambulance. Despite the efforts of medics who arrived a short time later, my friend had died from a cerebral hemorrhage caused by cocaine use, according to the Neurologist and the Coroner.
It is unbearable to watch someone close to you in a seizure lasting 15 minutes, with blood flowing out of their mouth and their eyes rolled back in their head while they convulse uncontrollably in your arms, each minute going by seeming longer.
I still have not come to terms with the unexpected and unnecessary death of my closest friend. The grief that follows for so many people that are affected by the loss of such a beautiful, vibrant, otherwise healthy person, is unbearable.
So if you don’t think it can happen to you and aren’t worried about an accidental overdose, think again. Whether you are a regular user or a weekend warrior, consider the impact that an accidental and lethal overdose will have on your family and friends. Could your partner, your mother, your sister or your best friend’s handle the grief they would be forced to endure. Stop using cocaine for them, if not for yourself.
Wes Copp

danni
11:12 pm September 22nd, 2014

I’m sorry for your loss, that’s horrible. But the thing is I want to die. So I was just curious how much could do it … hopefully it won’t be so paniful, as for my family they’ll be fine one less mouth feed

STEPHEN
6:19 pm September 26th, 2014

Hey Danni,

You don`t know the pain that they will feel and “Life was given to you for a reason“!
God gave you this gift, your body is fearfully and wonderfully made. He wants the best for you Danni, your life is important, OK, and he loves you, so work through this bro. I lost a beautiful girlfriend earlier this year vacationing in Nicaragua and she overdosed on cocaine. WE are bought with a price, our souls belong to God and its up to him to take us home in His time. I`ll be praying for healing and peace during this time. Love you man. Yaweh Bless you.

jess
1:30 am December 10th, 2014

So I dont use coke very often but I got a few extra bucks thanks to my second job and was crazy tired and the opportunity presented itself. I used to do alot of pills about a year ago but never uppers. In the past year ive prob done coke and only coke 5 times. I bought a g last night and did it all between 930 am and 330 today. Then the come down started sucking so I decided to buy another half. Alrhough I feel ok I dont want to od. That would be pretty shitty. So I guess my question is how much can I do before im at risk to od? I saw up in the article a g to 1.2 g. But is that at 1 time or throughout the day. Cause I shouldn’t have a tolerance but ive prob done 1.2 gs since 930 am.

Cody
10:13 am December 18th, 2014

When doing cocaine is there a way to know when you’ve reached your limit? Any tell tale signs physically or mentally that warns you that your body cannot take any more or an overdose will occur?

3:04 pm December 23rd, 2014

Hello Cody. Cocaine is a drug that varies greatly when it comes to purity. People usually decide how much cocaine they want to do and buy grams, and count the lines.

lucy rodgers
11:21 am January 6th, 2015

i am so sorry for your loss. thats the only that keeps me from going over the absolute top is when i think of close friends and family and how unfair it would be to them if i ever left the earth too early. ive been really hitting danger zone a ton on coke recently and i feel fine when i take it and i know the come down. im up to multiple grams within super short periods of time. i dont want to overdose by mistake one time. does anyone know how one can accidntally overdose? i know my limits but i dont want to mess up real bad. i am currently in therapy and working unfortunately slowly on gettin help. prayers out to you and your friend’s family and friends… thank u for sharing

barbarossi
4:29 am January 7th, 2015

It depends on the purity of the drug. Most suppliers have mixed them and often the drug is only 20%-40& pure, however, if you know the dealers you can purchase higher quality cocaine.Though this will still vary rarely be pure as the growers and producers of the drug mix it as soon as it has been produced to increase profits.This happens many times and is eventually given to the end user. You can not guarantee what it has been mixed with but usually it will be mixed with glucose and teething powders that provide a a rush and numbing affect. So to get back to the overdose queries/awnsers it depends is they are talking about 1.2g of pure coke or mixed. I imagine pure as it would be impossible to say 1.2g of mixed as they cannot determine its purity. Therefore, to overdoes on your average street cocaine, 2-3g could cause an overdose. Or there could be a nasty additive that could make you brown bread!! Boom

4:08 pm January 14th, 2015

Hello Lucy. Accidental overdose can occur when you’re mixing substances or when the coke is cut with something unexpected. I wish you continued improvements in therapy! All the best to you, Lucy.

WES COPP
5:32 am February 23rd, 2015

Yes there is no magic number that one can use as a measure of what is too much to cause death. After my friend died the coroner explained that normally the amount of cocaine found in the system of my friend would not cause death. But he advised that the additives in the drugs had recently been known to impact women more severely than men.
Find a meeting or a trusted friend or professional to help you. It’s not worth giving your friends and family the heart ache of having to cope with an accidental overdose death.
WES COPP

lauren
4:43 am April 10th, 2015

Herion, cocaine, crack, ALL drugs are work of the devil. The devil wants us dead. I’m not dead yet so the devil did not win. It won’t win. I’m trying to pray for a better tomorrow because thoughts will consume you and eat you inside. So will heroin. I’m trying my best man. Addiction is no joke. Please don’t mess around with this stuff if you know for a fact you cant handle what it spits back at you. That’s how the devil works..it’ll reward you NOW..but it looks for something in return later. But then again I don’t think anyone can handle what it spits back at you..people die over these drugs man..something that doesn’t have a heart beat people are DYING over. These terrible drugs don’t have a heart beat because they want yours. Im trying my hardest to get outta the web its gotten me in. This stuff will bring a GROWN MAN to his knees. KILL. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM HEROIN AND COCAINE..because the devil is 100% alive

K oh kaine
2:24 pm June 25th, 2015

Fully functioning hard seller and addict altho addict is for the light weights I slam and smoke up to and over 14 grams a day….if there was a way to overdose I would have iwhile taking a thumbnail sisze overflowing blast all the while calling them our death hits….been doing this with my crew and we live life as anyone would and injoy every aspect….of the way we can manipulat the feeling itself and the stages…..been thus rar over 20 years met thousands of people living the same way with families work responsibility family support dance recite blasting in bathrooms in you’re car….I have never known anyone to die or any adverse reaction….it overdose death……text book propaganda. Don’t get me wrong I have destroys lives but never have heard of death no matter the use I’m living proof and hi as fuck on coke you can’t die or I’d shake you’re head…..someone pease debatet me on this been selling and using Dore over 20 years very successful

Legalizepot
8:24 am July 11th, 2015

I hv used cocaine maybe once a year since I was 18-20 and back then I could put some away. I find nothing wrong as long as you don’t shoot that’s way more addictive, but this last Ko hoaine r whatever is crazy I know of two different ppl that od and died on slaming cocaine. Be careful

sweet pea
7:49 am July 22nd, 2015

Im not sure how true that is about ODing but I went 11days non stop snorting cocaine and i didnt OD. I went threw $1250 worth of uncut coke, and Im still here. Maybe my drug tolerance is super high, idk. Maybe sum1 on here can help me understand.

Thanks 4 da help in advance

Jp_pimp
8:57 am August 1st, 2015

ahahaha I love coke and plan on stopping after this 8ball I have such a sad day

lucy
6:30 pm August 1st, 2015

Hi,im not a addict,but i dont understand how i can take a gram in 3 hours and be ok?

wendy
4:17 pm August 3rd, 2015

I used to take huge amounts of cocaine on an almost daily basis, % grams a day was not uncommon, I have often read the snorting cocaine raises the heart rate and blood pressure I have a very good blood pressure monitor and have often tested my self while under the influence, My personal experience was that although my heart rate always increased ( sometimes alarmingly so) my blood pressure never increased one iota, as a matter of fact it frequently went down when I had a particularly high amount or the quality was particularly good, Can anyone explain this? Am I an anomaly or is the information that it increases the blood pressure incorrect?

Lt. Col. MP Chris
8:19 pm September 2nd, 2015

I have been in the military 28 years. And as an Military Policeman I have worked the drug suppression team on a number of those years. One think I have seen is soldiers trying to mainline and miss the vein. This can also lead to a certain death. Just stay away from it. Do what I tell my soldiers. If you must get screwed up because of to much stress. Go get a 6 pack of beer and sit down by the lake and relax. It works for me. and all of my troops.

Best Regards To All.

Alex
4:02 pm September 30th, 2015

Danni I’m exactly where you are. I’ve just found your post by chance. Out of vulnerability I’m feeling you. Maybe we can figure it out together? Hopefully I’m not too late danni. I feel you

Shaggy
2:15 am October 1st, 2015

Yo alex it’s not too late for any of us buddy what’s good?

Rob
12:40 am October 16th, 2015

I am a 62 year old man in good health but i am beginning to experience vertigo symptoms and am inquiring about my cocaine consumption. I started snorting cocaine at age 24 in 1977 and did more and more until 1988 when I stopped for 9 years and then stared again in 1997 at age 44 and did coke for 3 more years and stopped again in 2000. i was clean until 2010 and in the last 5 1/2 years have been doing an eight ball a month. i guesstimate i have snorted (only snorted never smoked or shot) 50 ounces in those 19 years; that equates to 1400 grams.
What are my health risks at this point? i know the obvious ones like a heart attack or stroke but this vertigo has me freaked. Thanks.

Ryan
7:13 am November 27th, 2015

I understand that cocaine is cut in many different ways, but that being said I go to school in Texas and it is hard to find anything over 40-50%. That is just the way it is whether people realize it or not. If someone tells me they have 60%+ most of the time they are lying to your face. Now, my question is this… When buying cocaine through a dealer what can you look for in terms of quality because, if they cut it with something that your body isnt use to can that be the way people OD?

cathy
9:43 pm November 30th, 2015

my daughter over dose from coaine the 31th of last month the hardest thing i ever have been threw i dident even no she did that pray for my family please thank you from cathy

11:18 am December 1st, 2015

Hello Cathy. I’m really sorry for what you and your daughter are going through… I hope everything ends fine…Your family is in my prayers!

T
12:07 pm December 5th, 2015

I’ve done three grams of cocaine within one hour in one sitting, within my first few times of using. didn’t feel the slightest overdosed. more so I felt intense.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:03 am December 10th, 2015

Hi, T. If you get any worse, call 991 ASAP. Or, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk.

Maggie
8:40 pm December 23rd, 2015

How fatal is injecting 2 g of cocaine? Ever heard of anyone who committed suicide using cocaine??

Darrel
10:58 pm January 2nd, 2016

Hi I have a couple more questions for you about cocain overdose/fatalities. How long does it usually take to die from overdose, mins? Hours? Days?
Also how painful is it to die this way?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:21 pm January 10th, 2016

Hi, Darrel. Every person reacts differently to each drug. So, the fatal dosage varies from person to person.

joe
6:02 am February 1st, 2016

I tested 10467 pg/mg and havent done cocaine im 7 months how is this possible?

A
12:03 am February 18th, 2016

I’ve been using coke for the last three months on and off w/o feeling headache or upset stomach or any of the symptoms listed above, however this time I purchased 5g and have been hitting 2-3 lines every hour or so now since 4am this morning and it is now 1:40pm and I started to feel nauseous and a minor headache so I stopped railing lines about 2 hours ago. So I guess my question is am I suffering from a minor OD and if so how could I flush the drugs out of my system faster to prevent it from getting worse?

lili
1:36 am April 4th, 2016

what is the short term exposure of cocaine

Jamie
9:09 am April 17th, 2016

Hey guys. My girlfriend and I have been doing bliw for about 9 months off an on… When were on its an out a quarter ounce a week. So roughly an eight ball every third day. We’re both the same age in our late 30s. We’re in good shape an have good health. How long until serious health issues or damages should arise? Pls serious responses only pls

Josh
3:42 pm May 2nd, 2016

So my cousin just died from what we were told a cocaine overdose he was a heavy user and usually did about 9-14 grams a week of some pretty strong stuff he lived in chicago with his newly wife and addopted son i live in toledo ohio were our family is from he was found oddly here in toledo at a cemetery in his car soaked with a fishing pole no note or goodbye which is kinda odd why the theatrics if it was a suicide especially intentionally trying to overdose could be kinda difficult to plan not knowing how much it will actually take unless you had a mixture with it such as heroin oddly enough a week prior his wife opened a life insurance policy on him police will not release any information to anyone but his newly wife

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
6:54 pm May 11th, 2016

I’m really sorry for your loss, Josh…

devin
12:56 pm May 15th, 2016

how does cocaine feel when you take a “safe” amount? have you ever took a line of cocaine?

Hombre
8:19 am May 21st, 2016

I am 53 years old and have done cocaine sporadically for many years. Today after having a few drinks I had a rush for cocsine and bought 2 grams… I am about to finish them… I started early yesterday around 8 so in all it has been already 22 hours… I feel dizzy, anxious, and starter shaking a bit… I do not want to throw the .5 gr That I still have… I am waiting to see if I can resist or not…’ I don’t think I am close to OD but really feel super anxious!!!

Nick
2:59 pm June 10th, 2016

if you havent started doing coke, or any other hard drug, then don’t. if you do, expect to do it more then once. withdraw aint no joke, and will start after the first time you use it. i used to think withdraw just made you physically sick. nope it is mostly mental at first, i never knew i could even feel that depressed before. think of it like this: in exchange for a huge emotional boost you have to go through the opposite for a longer period of time; and it just gets worse; plus tolerance goes up fast

Anne
3:23 pm June 28th, 2016

I shared a gram of cocaine with 2 other friends the other night over 3 hous so i must have gotten 0.3 g. It was my first time and we had been drinking. I had some high pulse and heart beating and couldn’t slep a few hours later. Had small chestpains a couple Now i’m anxious that i’ll get a seizure og cerebral hemorrhage. I told my doctor that i did a little with alcohol who checked my pulse and said i was fine. Still worried I will die suddenly though it has been over 3 days. How big is the risk that i’ll die from the cocaine after 3 days?

Wise one
5:58 am July 14th, 2016

I used to do it allot in the old days back when i was a teen I ain’t gonna say don’t do it because I would be a hypocrite not that i condone taking it butif someone is going to do it they will do it just take your time don’t mix with other drugs or alcohol. Make sure you watch each other but it’s expensive and you could get a simaler feeling of happiness if you spent your money at a theme park well hell it would save you the hassle of the comedown the day after. But like I said be carefully and allways stick with friends

Joe
5:05 am July 23rd, 2016

All you people who say you can’t overdose off cocaine are crazy. Either you’ve got bad stuff or Canada has stronger stuff than everyone else but a ball here will kill you if you do it to yourself. I’ve overdosed of two grams before

Steve
2:05 am August 12th, 2016

Addiction is a very real thing. I started using coke about 3 years ago. At first it was just a bump here and there while drinking to keep me alert and not stupid drunk. Then I noticed I couldn’t have a few drinks without having serious cravings, so I started buying .5’s to get me through the night. The .5’s turned into g’s and lately I’ll finish a g long before I want to and usually find some awful stuff at whatever bar I’m at. Now I’ve progressed to using 4-5 times a week. Quantities depend on how much cash I have. My gf works nights so that makes it easy for me to start after she leaves, usually around 7, use until 12 or 1, or whenever it’s gone and try to get a few hours sleep before she gets home. I’m taking allergy pills constantly so I’m not stuffy around her because I don’t want her to ask questions. I’ve become accustomed to going on 2-3 hours sleep each night and still functioning at work (3 jobs). No one has any clue. It’s getting bad though. Last night I ran out and didn’t have the high I wanted. I always use the same plate to sniff off so it had built up some residue. I spent an hour scraping that plate with a razor just to scrounge up a mediocre line. It was 1:30am and I was trying to figure out any way to find some but I had been drinking so no driving and I’m also broke as hell because I spent all my money on blow. Today, after 2 hours sleep last night I worked my normal 9-6 and then did a cash job (I’m a tradesperson) so I could get a g for tonight even though I swore all day that I wouldn’t do any tonight so I could get some sleep. Now I’m high and reading a bunch of articles on how to get to sleep after this g. I’m an addict and I’m 32. I’m a bit overweight and my blood pressure is high-normal, at least that’s what my doc said 2 months ago. My gf has big dreams for us that I share with her but I’m going to snort myself to death before we realize any of those dreams. I start college in 3 weeks for my final block of school and I’m terrified of cutting back to part time because I won’t be able to afford blow. I owe $15k in taxes because they found out about my side jobs but I haven’t paid them a cent. I’m in some big trouble, but, to hell with my problems, I’m high. It’s so effing stupid. I’ve never told anyone this. No one. So I guess I’m just using this message board to vent. If you’re reading this and have never done coke and you’re thinking about trying it DON’T. Some people can just do a bit and stop, but there are many others like me. Oh, and don’t forget about the comedown. I’ve had such severe depression and anxiety I have sat in the tub with a knife to my wrist on multiple occasions. The only reason I didn’t go through with it is because I love my gf more than I love myself. She’s bipolar and is coping well with me as support. If I were to ever go ahead with “it” I know she’d be right behind me. Thank you for your time.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:57 pm August 12th, 2016

Thanks for sharing, Steve. There’s always a way to get your life back on track…

sandy
9:07 am August 20th, 2016

I need help i do coke even after i feel like i going to die. i had a overdose or near overdose were i was about to die , felt sad in pain anxiety and paranoid for couple hours more side effects but i made it so i thought it was just a bad come down after. my point is after that i started doing coke with more care. saving some lines for the end so when its all over i can do half a line or even less to keep to come down after coke to beat me to hard. I have some pain meds from my cancer days 4mg hydromorphone pills little yellow buggers dont do much but will that help with my come down and slow my heart down?

also plz if anyone can tell me the difference between good coke and bad coke that would be really helpfull…. i started coke when i was younger for fun then got cancer so got healty and kicked cancers butt. i know im stupid… but i got back into drugs after doing heroine { black tar} and well after a while i had to quit it cause i didn’t get any were i was going. so i thought coke might help with the withdraws / Barly but its keeping me from laying down and crying like a you know what in pain from them. im on coke now so thats why i might not make much sence or smell very good but any body want to help me anything right now would help me from doing more coke…..i dont know how good of a idea it is to replace one drug with another to quit that first drug but i saw the coke withdraws are nothing if you put them up with Black tar PHEEM {heroine } so IF anyone even gets to this point in my stupid mini essay any help plz would be lovely.

i would also like to say i quit drugs before i know i can do it again. before i quit black tar H i went to hell for a month locked in my basement , well the first 2-3 weeks were hell after that it got better day by day…I just putting this out there so ill know that theres some hope in me… i have no one else to talk to about this. so i guess mostly im trying to tell myself by typing this that i can do it but any way with help you know of plz let me know>>>..im scared to go to the doctor to get anything for withdrawls.

patty
4:35 pm August 24th, 2016

My husband died of cocaine intoxication. It was actually the metabolite of cocaine
The amt was 300 mg/ml. Was that alot? Thanks

Gerald
9:59 pm August 30th, 2016

Ive been up all night snorting cocain in small incumbents ( dont judge me ) buy my heart rate is boosted i have a minkr hesd ache and my voice is very weak. Just to say hello takes a lot i mean my voice is very soft. Are these symptoms of me staying up for over 23 hrs or am i having a cocain overdose?

vivian
7:11 pm September 22nd, 2016

what is the effect of cocaine and Percocet and methadone could they be used at the same time

Chiky
4:41 am September 25th, 2016

I smoke the devil Crack every day I still able to take care of my home my self and my family. . I most of the time smoke for free.. I smoke maybe one or two 20s daily.. something inside of me wants to stop because am get scared because of my heath or to die .. hoh do I stop this shit for good

Caroline
4:29 pm September 26th, 2016

A 2007 study by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction showed that the purity levels for street purchased cocaine was often under 5% and on average under 50% pure. So when there are 6000 people in the USA dying (2014) because of coke OD do they actually die of cocaine OD or of all the other crap that’s in there? How is a cocaine OD identified as such?

Carolyn
4:20 am October 4th, 2016

My daughter passed away from accidental drug overdose. She had less than 100 ug /kg of cocaine . And less than 100 ug/kg for opiates . I have toxology report to show this. It says I think from brain. This seems low to me .

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
6:22 pm October 7th, 2016

Hi Carolyn. I’m really sorry for your loss… I’d suggest that you speak with a coroner or another professional. I wish you peace in these hard times.

Oma
1:00 pm November 30th, 2016

Hello, if you take cocaine by injection , is it even more dangerous than snorting? Thanks

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:54 pm November 30th, 2016

Hi Oma. Both ways are dangerous. Cocaine is illegal and addictive drug.

Mrs lewis
7:18 am December 6th, 2016

Friday i did some coke around 5 pm then did some more around 10 then a few hours later i went back and got more and all together i spent about 170 my comedown felt horrible im not sure how long comedowns last but on saturday night my heart was racing i couldnt sleep or eat i kept drinking water and using the bathroom i felt nauseated and i tried to make myself throw up but i still felt like crap then felt shortness of breath and my chest started to hurt i fianlly was able to get some rest but on sunday i still felt the same way and i been feeling very paranoid i went to the ER and they said my heart was find and everything looked good but i been having anxiety attacks and i still feel very paranoid and scared and i dont know what to do please help i need some positive advice please

Nova
7:36 pm December 11th, 2016

It’s perfectly normal, what you’re feeling mrs lewis. Even after a single use even if you only did it once in your entire life your body will go through withdrawal. It will pass and you will get back to yourself. Just don’t use it again! You can cause a serious addiction if you do it too much in a time frame. I had to learn how to space out my pain pills and frequently change them at my doctors office so that I do not become addicted to any one thing. Positive vibes doll. If you ever need anything then just say so! I’ll watch this post to see if you reply!

Nova
7:40 pm December 11th, 2016

Chiky, seek a rehab center! Immediately! There is no shame in wanting to cure your addiction and even more than that, it takes a strong individual to face their short comings or stop a vice that they have but it is possible and it can be better and you absolutely CAN live without it. Think of your family and what would happen if they lost you. You may have an addiction…like most people…you’re human! But you can do something about it and I urge you to take they leap and go to rehab for your family and for yourself! Best regards, Nova.

AloneIn
7:43 am December 17th, 2016

I just wanna share what I’m going through right now, I’m an ex heroine addict been recovering n sober for more than 7 months now. 3 days ago a HUGE MAJOR HUGE fight with mother n siblings so I took off and traveled away carrying on me 20 grams of cocaine. I started using and up till now its been 48 hours n yet still using, iv done almost 10 grams the dose is not lasting more than 2 mins then severe depression hitting so bad wich brings me back to using….I sincerely feel I’m dying. And the country I’m in right now has zero drugs tolerance so if rather die than contacting anyone.

Renee
4:47 pm December 31st, 2016

My son had 1040ng/ml of cocaine in his system, along with oxycodone and alprozolam. What does that amount equl to in grams?

Bryan
6:34 am January 2nd, 2017

I was out drinking and ended up talking one line of coke on Saturday night around 8 will I die it is now 32 hours late.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:02 pm January 17th, 2017

Hi Renee. I used a converter that I found on the Internet, and the result was 0.00104 grams. Here’s the calculator: http://www.endmemo.com/sconvert/g_lng_ml.php

Dazza
1:56 am January 23rd, 2017

Well considering the purity of the cocaine that goes about it is very hard to od on.

On many ocassions recenty i have taken a cocktail of coke mdma and valium over like 3 day periods with no sleep, maybe a half oz 14g per sesh, its fairly common in my area.

The comedowns are really bad but a few vallium help it.

Cain
9:04 am January 27th, 2017

I was a frequent user in my younger days. I couldn’t stand waking up the next day with no sleep. The paranoia was hectic. I think the stress of having my door kicked down was my biggest fear. I can’t believe how much I spent on this Devil Drug. It started when I was 14 years old. Was just selling it. I made so much money. Never touched it till i was 21.Then you know what happened next. I got hooked. From making about 150,000 a month to nothing. Lost the trust. Of my employer. I lost respect of myself. Well after one lost marriage and almost my second. Thank God my wife changed my ways. And God almighty. But I still find myself getting a little every 6 month. God I hate myself. I dont want to go back to my old day’s. To everybody who’s reading this. Stop before its to late.

Deanna
10:14 pm February 3rd, 2017

I need help as my friend has taking 6 big lines and she has put some in to 2 joints and she is only 17 and small and her weight is not good eather as she is only 6 stone so what dose that mean

Ronald
12:59 pm February 7th, 2017

Hey, if you seriously want to get better and off the hard shit, i highly suggest you give ayahuasca and/or Iboga some serious consideration. It has saved my life and empowered me to make the first steps in a long time that I have taken towards becoming exactly the person I’ve always wanted to be. The person true to your heart. It can be a pretty full on and difficult process but if you can handle the pain that comes from addiction you can learn to handle letting it all go and seeing yourself grow, and then the purer the body and mind during this process, the better the experience becomes. Do a little research yourselves but remember this, it’s a two way street. You have to meet in the middle with the plant medicines. It won’t give you the healing if you don’t want it though with a short burst of motivation and will to see yourself heal whatever it is that keeps us locked up in these endless cycles of suffering, you can really accomplish a traumendous amount. Little by little, day by day of working with the plant medicines and the guidelines of your teacher throughout this process, you will find yourself flying with pure happiness as you are being relived of all of those blockage that keep you suppressed from who you really are. You can live without fears or anxiety for daily life. You can feel pure, happy, and content with yourself in any situation you happen to find yourself in, learning instinctually how to overcome the many obstacles that push us to be stressed, depressed, and for many of us, use. Ayahuasca is not addictive and it has no side effects of long or short term use. In the Peruvian Amazon, it has been used for at least 2 thousand years to aid in the relief of all manor of illnesses. It wasn’t until recently (last 40-50 years) when they starting having the patients drink the medicine. Before it was only the shamans who drank and did the healing work. This was has been known to simply be because It was only a shaman who could heal another and not themselves yet what many have found is that this keeps people from maintaining their quality of life without the help of the shaman. For this reason I highly suggest for anyone with a problem with addiction to make their way to a place where you can take ayahuasca and learn to heal yourself, only with the guidance and support of the shaman who can hold the proper space for you to do the work you are willing to do for the sake of your life and simply clarity of mind.

I'm scared...
11:55 am February 9th, 2017

I have never used drugs in my life. I split up with my wife of 17 years almost 2 years ago. Getting involved in the dating scene again has been fun yet terrifying at the same time. I dated a girl last summer who seemed fun at first but after a long night of drinking and hard time finding a cab a guy offered us a ride and sold us some crack and speed. We did it all that night and went out for more crack since that is all we could find. A day later my come down was horrible. I was paranoid and thought the world hated me. I spoke with a trusted friend who told me it was the speed that was doing it to me. Needless to say I don’t think I would ever do it again.
Now… I have been dating an incredible woman for the last 5 months. After a couple months of dating she asked if I had ever snorted coke. I had not, but I told her about my experience last summer. She convinced me to give it a try. I was able to find a supplier that I personally know that I knew was a dealer in the past. Turns out he still is. He sold me a gram that my girlfriend and I shared over a weekend. It was an amazing experience with no come down that I noticed. We started doing it every weekend together. A few weeks ago I bought a gram and did a line on my own. I felt horrible and told my girlfriend I was afraid I was becoming addicted rather than just a recreational user. We made the decision to only do it every 2 week (pay day). We missed last Friday’s pay day purchase because we were in Mexico last week. I wanted to buy some in Playa Del Carmen but my girlfriend didn’t trust the street dealers. We got home this Monday morning and I texted my dealer right away but he was too busy to get me any.
I ended up seeing my dealer today and bought 1 1/2 grams. 4 of us were there and shared my 1/2 gram and I was gonna save the 1 gram for myself and my girlfriend when I see her tomorrow. The stuff I got my dealer told me was not the same stuff I normally get. Actually it is MUCH better. I got to my place and decided to mix the 2 half baggies into 1 and left a little on the table do do a line by myself. My high was and is still extremely intense. I opened up my work laptop and did some emails and work like I have never done before. I impressed the heck out of myself with my own productivity. I have now gone through the entire gram but still have 2 lines left…1 now. I started wondering how much coke it takes to overdose and found this blog. I read many posts and am getting seriously concerned. I do not feel like I am going to overdose… I am under the 1.2 gram “minimum” that has been mentioned. I feel fine… might be a bit paranoid though since I am trying to research overdosing.
I am freaking out that I am becoming addicted. As it is I have already texted my dealer and told him I need another gram because I have snorted all the stuff I bought today. My girlfriend is expecting some tomorrow.
How do I stop this? It seems that waiting the 2 weeks between purchases is killing me. I wanted it so bad in Mexico but was able to control my desire for it with the help of my girlfriend.
Money is not really an issue right now but it’s very expensive and I feel at this rate I will be dipping into my savings to support this nasty habit if I continue doing it on my own.
I have only been doing coke for about 3 months now and have probably spent close to $1500 on it. That’s a trip to Mexico again!!! I am working with a realtor to buy a house and don’t want to f$%k my life up over an addiction that less than a year ago never thought would happen to me.
I never wanted to do coke by myself and have now finished an entire gram by myself tonight over the last 6 hours… not to mention the 4 lines I did with my dealer an hour before I started on my own.
I’m freaking out… I’m Scared… I don’t want to tell my girlfriend as she does not have an addictive personality and may not understand my problem. Although she is the one who introduced me to this amazing yet absolutely horrible drug I do not blame her at all. I have been extremely open to trying everything in life that I have never experienced and would have gotten around to it soon enough I’m sure.
I have an excellent job that I enjoy and earn enough money to live life and have fun (although I have never budgeted for an additional $500 per month for drug usage). I see people on the street who have been affected by addiction to the extreme. I do not want to ever be there.
Yet I watch movies like Wolf of Wall Street that glorify the usage of drugs and it makes me feel justified in my own usage. They were successful right? I don’t have unlimited money like them, but I do have over $100,000 in my savings account for a down payment on a home. I am seriously freaking out that I am going to start using it. I need that money!
I don’t remember if i mentioned it earlier in this way too long post, I apologize if I am repeating myself. I am a talker without being high. This drug seems to make me talk 100 times more… Off my point… I was trying to say I have only been a user for about 3 months. Is it that quick to get addicted? Should I seek professional help? I DO NOT want to continue this habit buy enjoy it so much. Last line is now done… It’s 1am and I am alert and feel like I can stay awake all night, although no more coke so I guess I will see what a crash after a gram feels like in half an hour or so.
I don’t want to see my doctor about my own addiction problem. He already looks down on me since he was my ex’s doctor (she doesn’t see him anymore), because I have seen him about my promiscuous behaviors since being single and he has sent me for std testing twice in the last year and a half. I guess he thinks I should be celibate? He just shakes his head at me. I dunno… He seemed happier my last visit when I told him I am exclusively seeing one person. I despise my doctor but it’s tough to find a doctor that will accept new patients. Well, I know I’m rambling on and on… I doubt anyone will read this nonsense, but if you have read all I have said (typed), Thank You. I am scared out of my mind about becoming a junkie and possibly messing my life up to the point where I am jobless and homeless, but also don’t want to disappoint my girlfriend by not doing this “recreationally” with her every couple weeks. How do I do one without the other? I will hate myself tomorrow for snorting all this stuff. I should never have bought it the day before I meet up with my girlfriend. I feel terrible. I want to tell her what I did. I hate secrets, that is what killed my marriage (I was a closet smoker with my ex-wife as she hated smoking, but my addictive personality wouldn’t let me stop since we both smoked early in the marriage. I hated hiding it and lying) and I promised myself I would be me after my marriage. I do not want to keep secrets from my girlfriend but I am scared that she will see me as week and kick me to the curb. I know 5 months is not long for a relationship but I love this woman and don’t want to f&%k it up by keeping secrets about doing drugs alone… especially since I told her the last time I did it and told her I hated myself for doing it. And that was only 1 line!!! I have just inhaled an entire gram!!! I know she would want me to tell her, I’m just scared… I’m a weak man (that is hard to admit). I have a feeling she will understand and try to help me but this will prove to her I am weak. I don’t think she sees me as being that way right now.
What do I do?!?!?! Please do not comment about finding God. I am an Atheist and will not join any type of AA style groups that promote finding God to help them. I just am curious if anyone else has pulled out of a short-term drug habit and made it out, and really did just use recreationally after that without the urge to do more. I do not feel bad doing coke at all when I am with my girlfriend or with my dealer. I have not told any of my friends that I have been doing coke so I have not done any with them… Actually I don’t even know if some of my friends do it. Are most coke users closet users or are people fairly open about drug usage? Great!!! Now I’m keeping secrets from friends! Paranoid? I don’t feel it but it sure looks like I’m typing that way.
I am gonna end here because I think I could keep going for hours and hours.
Summary. I hate myself for using coke by alone… I do want to continue using recreationally.
Possible?
Almost 2am now. Time to see if sleep is possible.

Joyce
3:46 pm February 19th, 2017

My 32 year old beautiful daughter died October 25, 2016. I just found out that it was from acute cocaine and alcohol toxicity as it took several weeks for her toxicology report from the state. For those of you using, go get help…..you still have a chance, my daughter doesn’t. Her senseless death has broken many people whose lives will never be the same.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:13 pm February 22nd, 2017

Hi Joyce. I’m really sorry for your loss… I wish you peace in these hard times, and I hope that your message will help those in need…

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:08 pm March 3rd, 2017

Hi I’m scared… Don’t be scared… I suggest that you call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

MamL
9:45 pm March 11th, 2017

My beautiful, clever, handsome son died 4 years ago from a cocaine overdose. He had a secret habit. Myself and his live in partner had no idea what he was up to. He had a good job, good circle of fiends and supportive family. What made him get addicted to this vile, destructive drug is beyond me. I haven’t been able to be honest with people about the reason for his death as I don’t want people to think less of him, or even that he deserved to die. If this got out it would kill his grandparents and brother. If anyone is reading this and is struggling with drug addiction please please please I beg you get help…. if not for yourself but for the people in your life that love you. My son’s death has destroyed our lives, it has taken away our hopes our dreams and we will now have to live out the rest of our days with the regret that our beautiful boy died at 30 years of age. PLEASE GET HELP…. PLEASE DON’T THINK YOU CAN CONTROL THIS INSIDIOUS DRUG AND PLEASE FIND A WAY TO STOP.BEFORE YOU DESTROY YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. I hope my sons death and my post helps someone out there to find a way to kick this habit before it kills them. My son took 1g of cocaine.he went into respiratory failure, his lungs were full of fluid, so in effect he drowned. He died alone on a bathroom floor. If this post sounds harsh, I don’t apologise. I want you to think about my words and get help to stop taking this filth. Thank you for reading this post from an utterly devastated mother who is living a a life of sorrow and regret…. a life sentence of misery.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
6:57 pm March 13th, 2017

Hi Mam L. I’m really sorry for your loss… Your son is in a better place now… Hope your message will help others to seek help for cocaine addiction ASAP!

Jordan
5:00 pm March 17th, 2017

I just wanted to send a personal thank you to wesley and mamL. Both of your stories were incredibly powerful. I currently am coming down from a high and I literally feel like I’m dying. My heart is beating incredibly irregular, my chest feels like it’s going to explode. I sweat and then I’m freezing, I’m nauseas and twitching. I’m losing my mind and my mind is racing. I can’t stop thinking about how death would affect all of my loved ones. This was my last visit with the devil. I just hope god keeps me alive right now to prove that. Too young to die and can’t leave my 6 year old daughter without her father. Please lord let me live so I can be here for my family. I’m only 23. God bless and thanks again for expanding my perception and thoughts towards positivity.

Ronald
9:29 pm March 18th, 2017

I use cocane every friday night im 33 usually its 1 gram or 2 at most last night i did 4grams and drank like a fish i have been up for 19 hrs slowly winding down about to go to bed in my experience i can only do as much as my nose will let me also you can only get so high then you have pretty much sniffed yourself sober and or dont want any more n go to bed. I have 20 plus friend that sniff twice a week never more then 1 gram at a time and every one of us is fine. Yes its highly addictive but it gets old real quick. I no a guy who had some realy good stuff and did .5 ounce in 24 to 30 hrs he is still fine we all are. Over the years your nose starts to cave in. Thanks for reading.

Dean
5:12 am April 2nd, 2017

I had 2 x 100mg lines, then I went out. I put the straw in the bag that had half a gram and meant to just have a 1/3. I snorted the whole half gram. I was ok for a bit, then got such a dry mouth I drank liters of water quickly, then I remembered you can die from drinking too much water on drugs. I got super nervous and didn’t want to go to hospital because of police, when I got there I was going to leave but I stayed. They hooked me up to oxygen, heart monitor and iv drip. At one point I knew my name in my head but my speaking didn’t work, at the worst point I had a fit or left my body and screamed, yet I had no control over the screaming it was involuntary and full of terror.
I was only using prior to this a few times here and there 100mg to test quality, and even this small amount in a month I got bad depression, didn’t shower or even notice I didn’t. Stopped going to gym. I don’t fear dying in my sleep etc but an OD on cocaine is full on terror, and not short.
I don’t know if I would of survived not going to hospital, and I feel bad taking up a bed because of my own stupidity. It’s easy to say but I will never touch cocaine again or give to people, it’s not safe and the good feeling has an opposite feeling. It’s the equivalent of jumping off a diving board into an empty pool, the jump was fun but it’s not worth it.

MR. R
5:39 pm April 4th, 2017

what is the limited dose of cocaine for daily use?

Seedoubleyou
3:10 am April 11th, 2017

Hi, I was hoping that someone can settle a dispute that I can not believe I even engaged in because its absolutely ridiculous. However, I would appreciate some feedback from outside sources. I have a female cousin who is 42 5’2, 105 lbs..4 years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer, went through chemo and radiation, and had a single mastectomy. 1 1/2 years ago she had said her cancer came back, she started dabbling in cocaine a year ago and drinking heavily saying she wasn’t going through chemo or radiation and she will let the cancer kill her before she goes through being sick.
Now this this brings me to my dispute. Over the course of a year she was drinking and doing cocaine regularly in which she never did cocaine and was completely against it. One particular night she came to my moms, which is her Aunts house, went into the bedroom and my mom heard a big THUD…She went into the bedroom and my cousin was Latin face down incoherant. My mom called Ems and they came and they gave her Narcan. So, my cousin dealer who is a “friend” ( hardly a friend) said she did (3) 8 balls and took 5 xanax within 10 hr period…so is it possible that if she consumed that much in that period of time she would of been in bad shape long before she actually was? And the xanax only brought her heart rate waaay down after all that coke consumption? For me I just find it hard to believe that a woman who is not a ” true” addict per say with a low tolerance that she could not have been able to do half of that in that period of time that she did. OK any thoughts?

Kirika
7:01 am April 13th, 2017

So.. Danni.. it’s been 3 years, did you go through with it? If you tried and chickened out, can you at least let us know if cocaine OD experience was very unpleasant or if it seemed like a viable option? If you didn’t give up, then obviously you’re not around any more to respond to this so I’m happy you don’t have to suffer any more and I wish I had your strength.

Wanting to Help
3:49 am April 22nd, 2017

Hey I’M SCARED…how are you doing? I hope you made it through this , but my I guess is you are hard at it unfortunately… I understand. I have been there. Pretty much kicked the habit 7 years ago..BUT I am in Playa Del Carmen RIGHT NOW and bought a bit of decent coke a few days ago, enjoyed it, suffered the loss of sleep the last couple days, and was considering going out for more tonight, but decided to do some research, and found this blog. Not going out now! Sitting at the bar settling with Tequila and Beer! let me know if i can help. BTW, lost my ass 7 years ago, now have a great waterfront home, girlfriend, and just climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in January! Let me know if I can help! I feel your situation. Did I mention I just turned 60?

nelson
3:58 am April 22nd, 2017

Hey I am scared. feel free to contact me. been there exactly. gotbit all taken care of :)

bboy
6:18 am April 24th, 2017

i came here looking for how much i can do before risking an od and leaving with a bit more awareness on how dangerous this drug is. started using it a month or so ago. pulse up to 140 bpm after a 12 hour binge and 2g or so last fri, sat pretty much written off as a recovery day after no sleep, sunday not wanting to do it but finding myself thinking about it all day, like fuck i really want to do it right now, but i shouldn’t damn it, but i can’t even imagine doing anything without it, like it was calling me, come to me, come get me, come use me, it will be ok, you can have just a little, just a little bump, it will make it so much better, I’m that little bit that you like, that you love, that you need, it won’t be the same without me, it won’t be worth it without me, come taste me just a little, just a little won’t hurt, but i didn’t do it and now its the end of the day about to go to bed and have to get up early and work tomorrow and still want it and thinking about it

Mental
4:56 am April 26th, 2017

In the last 36 hours I’ve taken 4.5 grams of the most potent cocaine flake I’ve ever had in the UK. I just kept on going as to not crumble and sleep all day as I had things that needed doing. I feel bodily drained but am scared to sleep as I also suffer from anxiety and am medicated for this also. I can’t find anything online to say I shouldn’t sleep but I’ve also not seem anybody else that have snorted this much to themselves in such short time. Please advise asap.

Brenda
2:39 pm April 27th, 2017

A close friend admitted to me 3 hours ago he did a 8 ball of cocaine and was drinking vodka all night
His heart rate is 64 low considering he has high bp in the last 2 months he has lost weight. Helluinates he has Post pardon stress disorder and suicidal thoughts..what should I do ?? Please help

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:34 pm April 27th, 2017

Hi Brenda. Call 911 ASAP, or call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk or with help on what to do next.

Miss big
6:14 pm May 15th, 2017

How long after doing your last line of coke can and OD happen i it can happen as soon and u snort a line but how long after that last one gone do u have to worry about oding

James
11:18 am May 20th, 2017

I have on and off relationship with this drug. I just recently started using again its not stop me from living but I know its something I have to let go. What can I do to stop for good?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:27 am May 22nd, 2017

Hi James. Call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to speak to a treatment support specialist about cocaine rehabilitation programs for you. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day.

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