Cocaine: use with other drugs
If cocaine is taken with a depressant such as alcohol, the body is put under a lot of stress as it tries to deal with the competing effects.
Using other stimulants such as ecstasy with cocaine can increase the risk of overdose.
Using alcohol or other drugs such as benzodiazepines to help with the symptoms of the ‘comedown’ after cocaine use can lead to a cycle of dependence on both drugs.
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Last Reviewed: 29/01/2013
Reproduced with kind permission from the Australian Drug Foundation.
Australian Drug Foundation. Cocaine facts. Last updated 29 Jan 2013. http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/drug-facts/cocaine (accessed May 2013)
Cocaine: what are the effects?
Read about the various effects of taking cocaine from the immediate effects of the rush to the crash that can follow afterwards and the long-term effects of cocaine use.
Ecstasy: effects on the body
The effects of ecstasy may start to be felt within 20 minutes to one hour after a pill has been taken, and may last for 6 hours.
Amphetamines (speed): what are the effects?
The effects of amphetamines (speed) vary from person to person. There are immediate effects, effects from coming down and long-term effects of amphetamine use.
Cocaine: tolerance and dependence
After prolonged use, cocaine is highly addictive and with regular use, larger amounts of cocaine are needed to get the same effect.
Pregnancy, alcohol and other drugs
If you are pregnant, or thinking about having a baby, it is important to consider the types of drugs you might be taking and how they might affect you and your pregnancy.