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Different drugs cause different reactions and signs in the person using them. Parents can narrow down the identification of the substance being used if they are familiar with signs associated with that particular substance. Click on the name of the substance to learn the effects it might have on your teen.
Also view the "Identifying Drugs" section to be able to visually recognize
Cocaine and/or Crack
Cocaine can be orally ingested, sniffed, ingested, or smoked (crack or freebase).
What to Look For:
Dilated (large) pupils
Lack of fatigue/sleeplessness
Panic and/or heightened anxiety response
Paranoia (high doses)
Extremely talkative; fast speech
Runny nose or bloody nose
Seizures (high doses; bad reaction)
White powder seen on face or clothes
Small spoon-like items used for snorting
Mirrors and razor blades used for making lines
Rolled money bills used for snorting
Small bottles with screw on lids for storing
Small plastic packets with white residue
Slang: Big C, blanco/blanca, blow, blast, Bolivian, caine, Charlie, Columbian, Girl, Heaven, Happy Powder, Mama Coca, Mojo, Nose, Peruvian, Pimp, Powder, She, Sniff, Snort, Snow, Toot, Star, Trails, White Lady, Stardust. Crack or Freebase (smoked) slang: Badrock, 24-7, Bad, Basing, Boost, Bump, Cloud, Hardball, Fry, Ice, Patico, Piles, Sherms, Whack.
Wilderness therapy is one of the most effective ways of reaching defiant teens. SageWalk specializes in drug and alcohol issues. As seen on ABC's Brat Camp.