How To Identify A Coke Spoon

Cocaine spoons are a type of drug paraphernalia used to snort cocaine. Coke spoons are usually just tiny metal spoons. Cocaine is a controlled substance and drug abuse is extremely dangerous, but treatment can help with drug addiction.

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Coke spoons usually look like tiny spoons. You can identify a coke spoon because it is smaller than spoons used in the kitchen or for other uses.

Sometimes, a coke spoon will have white powder on it. This is because they are used to snort cocaine powder.

Coke spoons might be found attached to keychains or even as a pendant on a spoon necklace. Other names for coke spoons include “snuff spoon” and “scooper”.

What Is A Coke Spoon?

Coke spoons are tiny spoons used to scoop and snort powder cocaine. They are common because they can be used quickly and discreetly.

Physical Characteristics Of A Coke Spoon

Coke spoons are smaller than regular utensils. They are usually between two and four inches long.

The spoon head of a coke spoon can usually hold around a quarter of a teaspoon. Usually, coke spoons are made out of metal, but they can technically be made from any material.

Are Coke Spoons Different Than Regular Spoons?

There are very few normal uses for a spoon as small as a coke spoon.

That said, laws such as the Model Drug Paraphernalia Act of 1970 have had a hard time outlawing cocaine paraphernalia like coke spoons.

This is due to the fact that a lot of drug paraphernalia might have legal uses. People selling coke spoons could argue that the spoons are meant for salt, for example.

In the 1970s, there was a controversy around “McSpoons”, which were included with McDonald’s coffee as stirrers.

These tiny plastic coffee spoons were being used to snort cocaine. McDonald’s quickly replaced the McSpoons with a flat stirrer.

The Process Of Using A Coke Spoon

Coke spoons are used for powder cocaine drug use. They are very simple to use.

Cocaine often comes in tiny plastic “dime bags”. The spoons are used to scoop powder cocaine out of the bags. Next, the cocaine is snorted directly from the spoon.

This process eliminates the need for other tools used to snort cocaine, such as a clean surface, rolled-up bills, and razor blades to “cut” lines.

Other Paraphernalia Associated With Cocaine Use

Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. Crack cocaine is almost always smoked.

Keep an eye out for these items commonly used to take cocaine:

  • drug syringes and needles
  • bottle caps
  • stir sticks
  • normal metal spoons (for mixing cocaine with water before injecting)
  • crack pipes
  • bongs and water pipes
  • rolling papers
  • tin foil
  • small mirrors
  • razor blades
  • rolled-up paper or bills
  • cocaine straws

Treatment Options For Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction is very serious. Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are currently at all-time highs due to adulterants like fentanyl, which is commonly found in cocaine.

Even “casual” cocaine use could result in an overdose. Drug addiction treatment is the best option for people looking to recover from substance use issues and get their lives back on track.

Addiction treatment for cocaine usually starts with inpatient treatment at a rehab facility, before moving to outpatient care.

Find Treatment At Bedrock Recovery Center

Bedrock Recovery Center is one of the east coast’s top options for drug rehab. Our facility is state-of-the-art, and we provide our clients with detailed, individualized care.

At Bedrock, we focus on evidence-based treatments and therapies that have been proven to be effective in treating drug addiction.

We offer aftercare planning for a seamless and drug-free transition back into daily life. Are you ready to start your road to recovery? Call our helpline today.

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) –– Cocaine DrugFacts
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) –– What is Cocaine?
  3. United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) –– Drug Fact Sheet: Cocaine
  4. United States Department of Justice –– Drug Paraphernalia Fast Facts

Written by Bedrock Recovery Center Editorial Team

© 2024 Bedrock Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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