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What is the difference between Coke and Crack?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Sep 20, 2020

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L. Agate

L. Agate

L. Agate
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Answered Jul 31, 2020

One of the major differences between coke and crack is the time it takes each substance to react and produce the expected results. Coke is just another name for cocaine and it takes longer before it reacts with the body unlike crack that produces swift and quick effects when taken.

Although, the results of cocaine do not come very fast like in the case of crack, but its effects are a little bit longer than that of crack. Crack produces rapid effects but they are short-term effects. In contrast, cocaine produces effects that are considered long-term.

Most people prefer coke to crack because it has been around for some time now, and because its effects stay longer than that of coke, whereas others prefer crack to coke, mostly when they want its quick effects. Another difference is that crack is cheaper than coke. While crack is usually inhaled, coke can either be injected or snorted.

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D. Nichols

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D. Nichols

Answered Jul 23, 2020

Crack and cocaine are two illegal substances that people use for drugs. One difference between them is how they are made. Cocaine is made with coco paste and hydrochloric acid. Crack contains cocaine, mixed with baking soda and water. Another difference between them is how they are taken.

Cocaine is snorted in a line, after it is broken down. Crack is smoked through a pipe. The way they are taken is what impacts how long it takes to feel the effect of the drug. Crack can be felt instantly and last for several minutes. Cocaine can take a few minutes to feel and last up to 20 minutes.

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Elena Sheldon

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Answered Jul 21, 2020

Coke and crack are both addictive substances and are quite similar in terms of how they affect the body system. Coke is just another way of referring to cocaine, and after it has been taken, it takes about 15 minutes before it begins to react with the body system.

In contrast, the crack doesn't take up to 15 minutes before it mixes with the body system. In fact, it does not take up to 20 seconds before it begins to react with the body system. Due to its instantaneous effects, it is usually preferred to cocaine by those who want to get high faster. However, those who are aware of the negative impacts of crack usually prefer cocaine to it.

For instance, when you take a crack, it takes total control of your actions and thoughts. Crack is usually considered as a newer drug compared to cocaine. Another difference is that crack is cheaper than cocaine. The reason for the higher price of cocaine is because it is difficult to get.

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