Cocaine is an addictive illegal drug that may be smoked, injected, or snorted. Powdered cocaine is typically white or off-white in color and can be snorted using a coke straw.
If you suspect a family member or friend may be abusing drugs, it can be a good idea to know how to identify cocaine paraphernalia.
What Does A Coke Straw Look Like?
A coke straw is a piece of equipment used to snort powdered cocaine through the nostril. It is typically in the form of a plastic or stainless steel metal tube.
While coke straws are small and can be concealed for discreet use, you may easily identify a coke straw if there’s a white powder residue on the tube.
Coke straws may be bought online or made from common household items including hollowed-out ink pens, cut-up plastic straws, or other small cylindrical objects.
How Is A Coke Straw Used?
There are several steps involved with using a coke straw. The first is procuring powdered cocaine from a drug dealer. Powdered coke may be stored in small vials or plastic baggies.
The powdered cocaine is then dosed out onto a small mirror. The substance is then organized into lines of powder to be snorted through the coke straw.
Next, a person will insert the coke straw into one of their nostrils and hold their other nostril shut while snorting the line of cocaine.
People with a cocaine addiction may need to snort multiple lines in order to feel the euphoric “rush” of the drug.
Treatment Options For Cocaine Addiction
Prolonged cocaine abuse can create a range of physical and psychological ailments, including potentially fatal drug overdose.
If you or a loved one are addicted to cocaine, an evidence-based drug rehab program can help you get on the path to sobriety.
Treatment programs for cocaine include:
- medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for cocaine
- cocaine detox programs to help manage cocaine withdrawal symptoms
- group, individual, and family counseling
- dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders
- outpatient or residential treatment programs
Cocaine is extremely addictive, but with the assistance of a qualified healthcare provider, you can learn how to cope with addiction and lead a life free of cocaine use.
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- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Cocaine DrugFacts https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/cocaine
- U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) — Drug Paraphernalia Fast Facts https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs6/6445/6445p.pdf
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — Cocaine https://www.dea.gov/factsheets/cocaine