Cocaine (also called crack, coke, rock, or blow) is a drug used to get high, but the effects of cocaine can harm the heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, and more. Addiction to cocaine carries other consequences. Cocaine is so dangerous that it can sometimes cause sudden death. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about cocaine use and abuse, addiction signs and treatments, and much more.
Cocaine: How It Works, Effects, and Risks
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that can have serious effects on your health and well-being. Learn what it does to your body.
Substance Abuse: Know the Signs
It’s not just about illegal drugs. Using pain meds, alcohol, and other legal substances the wrong way can also harm your health.
Drug Addiction: Know the Warning Signs
Learn how addiction affects your brain and behavior.
Maintaining Drug Abuse Recovery
Staying in recovery after prescription drug abuse means coping with psychological addiction and craving. Find out what's needed to stay clean.