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Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused stimulant drugs.
Cocaine is classed by the medical preofession as a stimulant drug. However it is also known on the street as a recreational drug. Cocaine has a large number of other names such as coke, crack, flake, rock and freebase.
Yes. A common myth is that cocaine is not addictive because it lacks the physical withdrawal symptoms seen in alcohol or heroin addiction. However cocaine has powerful psychological addictive properties, and cocaine users find it impossible to stop taking the drug.
Cocaine is often used with alcohol, sedatives or other drugs in various combinations. One drug is used to moderate the side effects of another drug, leading to a multiple or polydrug abuse problem.