Cocaine, though illegal in every state in the U.S, is used in almost every region of the world, no matter how strict the laws regarding sale and possession of the drug. There is a seemingly unending torrent of cocaine slang words in existence, mainly to keep criminals who are using or selling the highly addictive drug from incriminating themselves by mentioning the drug’s true name.
The cocaine slang words are constantly changing and evolving; but, here are a few of the best known and most basic:
Cocaine slang words are in no short supply, no matter where you go. Since law enforcement agencies work as hard as they do to stop the sale and distribution of cocaine, users and dealers have incorporated tag words to identify the drug or the use of the drug without having to mention it by name.
Cocaine slang terms, like the drug itself, are in no short supply no matter where you are, and most of them have either descriptive-driven or effect-driven roots. There are also cocaine slang terms that describe both the possession and use of the drug, to help those that use or sell it describe their current status in relation to cocaine.
The coca leaf has been noted in Bolivian artwork and history for thousands of years, as a topical anesthetic and general cure-all, even used in the strengthening of broken bones. The leaf itself is typically chewed, and the nutrients in the leaves are absorbed through the digestion of saliva. This is said by the aboriginal or indigenous tribes to provide both strength and energy, as well as healing in many ailments.
Cocaine in alkaloid form was first created by Friedrich Gaedcke, a German chemist, in 1855. The first name given to cocaine by Gaedcke was Erythroxyline, and the discovery was immediately chronicled in different chemistry journals. Over the next few years the purification process was greatly improved, and the name "cocaine" was given in 1860 by Austrian doctor Albert Niemann, due to the coca leaf and the drug’s anesthetic properties.
Famous doctor Sigmund Freud published a paper in 1879 named “Uber Coca,” praising the drug for its stimulant properties and ability to perform high-intensity work without fatigue. Cocaine was even used at one time in the manufacture of one of America’s favorite soft drinks, Coca-Cola.
After the publication of these works, cocaine began being used by doctors in widespread form, until it was discovered that the widespread usage was causing addiction in the users, the use of cocaine was abolished.
However, the damage had already been done. There was a widespread demand for the drug, and just as alcohol bootleggers would do later in the 1920’s, people began the illegal manufacture of cocaine.
The use of cocaine today is more frequent than you, or anyone else for that matter, might imagine. The affliction of cocaine addiction effects families all the way through the financial status scope, from those in poverty to those in extremely high-income situations. Even career politicians have been arrested for the possession and use of cocaine.
There is also another form of the drug, a concentrated form called Crack Cocaine. Crack, or rock, is smoked and, since the drug is in concentrated form, the user gets a higher dose more quickly. This makes the drug even more addictive and dangerous. Since the outbreak of crack usage the overdose rate in cocaine cases has more than tripled.