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Old 03-28-2009, 05:39 PM
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Default Signs of Using Cocaine?

I read the posts about the signs of using crack. What are the signs of using cocaine? Some of the signs like fidgeting, being paranoid, being irritable, and sleeping for a long time seem to be the same. Are there other signs more specific to cocaine usage? What kind of devices are used?

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I read the posts about the signs of using crack. What are the signs of using cocaine? Some of the signs like fidgeting, being paranoid, being irritable, and sleeping for a long time seem to be the same. Are there other signs more specific to cocaine usage? What kind of devices are used?

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I know something about inhaling cocaine that are keeping snuffling like having a cold, lost of appetite, cant sleep while under effect, drink lots of beer, smoke lots of cigarettes, may have money squashed and with white powder, and when it's needle you will find purple marques usually on arms, and mybe find hiden needles im strangre places. And there are things like crack and has already been said.
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Many on cocaine are on an emotional roller coaster ride. Up, down, sideway, upside down, every which way but up truthfully. It is used more in the form of inhaling. So look for nosebleeds, complaining of headaches, sinus or cold like infections, and many lose the feeling in their face. Numblike. Hope that helps.
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Well, the person will sniffle a lot. They will seem overly excited and high strung, like they just have way too much energy and they do everything with way too much enthusiasm. A lot of people couple this with alcohol, so sniffling and drinking...yeah, I know you're high. You can just tell that something isn't right about the person.

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Someone told me coke addicts do " this thing with their mouths" any clue what that means??
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the wiggle their jaw. i used to be addicted to (always will be) cocaine. i have been clean for over a year now. and i used to move my bottom jaw side to side
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Yeah, it's a constant jaw-wiggle. . . my husband did it all the time.
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Someone told me coke addicts do " this thing with their mouths" any clue what that means??
"Jaw jacking"...kind of grinding teeth/moving jaw back and forth...it's one of the biggest signs you will notice if somone is high on cocaine.

Also lying, trying to get money from whoever they possibly can, sniffling, sweating, some people become more introverted on that drug (that's how it effected me). Something definately will seem "off" about them.
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A lot of these symptoms are just from their loved one being in prison. People always think there is "something off", on an emotional roller coaster, no longer want to hang out with friends, money is gone(visits and commisary}, and so many others. The best sign I guess would be to ask for honesty. Communication never hurts.
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Funny, I do all of these things and I'm not addicted to coke at all. I have done it, however.
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