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Cocain Effects Timeline

How Long Cocaine Stays in System?

How Long Does It Take To Feel The Effects? The method by which cocaine is administered—whether it’s injected, smoked, snorted, or taken orally—can impact both the duration and intensity of the effects. For instance, snorting cocaine can give a relatively slow onset of the high that may last from 15 to 30 minutes. This is because it has to get through mucus, skin, and other tissues before hitting your bloodstream. Smoking this drug, on the other hand, will result in more rapid effects that last five to 10 minutes. But this high is typically instantly followed by a crash that can cause anxiety and tension, agitation, depression, and exhaustion. It’s this quick cycle that makes cocaine so addictive. How Long Do The Effects Last? A cocaine “high” can affect individuals differently. However, generally, a high start almost immediately and can last up to a couple of hours. It sounds simple, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. Once a person ingests cocaine, whether by snorting, smoking, or intravenously, it instantly affects the brain. Cocaine disrupts the brain’s normal communication between neurons. Therefore, this causes a surge of the “feel-good” chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine. Excessive dopamine build-up…