How Long Does Cocaine Last in your System?
Cocaine is an illicit stimulant that’s classified as a Schedule II drug in the U.S., meaning that it has a high potential for abuse and addiction.
When someone uses cocaine since it is a stimulant, it increases their energy levels and can cause a euphoric rush of happiness. Unfortunately, there aren’t just feelings of energy and euphoria that accompany the use of cocaine.
Some people may react differently to cocaine so they may be paranoid, aggressive or violent.
When someone uses cocaine, which can be smoked, injected or most commonly snorted, it triggers a flood of dopamine into their brain. Instead of being recycled as dopamine normally is, it stays in their brain, and that causes the euphoria.
Cocaine is a drug that’s often used during binge cycles because the effects are typically only felt for a few minutes and no more than an hour. This means that someone may use cocaine over and over again during a short period of time to stay high.
So, how long does cocaine stay in the system of the user? What is a cocaine drug test like, and how long will the drug show up on a cocaine test? The following provides an overview of these things.
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