Do you use cocaine? If you do you might be aware of the effects it leaves on your body. It’s your life and you have the right to choose how to live it but you must be aware of how long cocaine stays in your system. Cocaine is a drug most people are aware of and even though it was very popular amongst people in the late 70’s and 80’s, it is still very much consumed all over the world.
What the Effects of Cocaine?
Cocaine starts to show its effect on your blood systems after 30 to 40 minutes. However, the time it takes for cocaine to show its effects depends on several other factors. These factors include the quantity you are consuming, mode of intake and single or multiple uses. These factors could either increase the speed of the effects or decrease depending on your body. The principal routes of the consumption of cocaine are oral, intranasal, intravenous, and inhalation. Snorting cocaine means sniffing cocaine and ingesting it in your body through your nose. The quickest way to get a good high off cocaine is by consuming it by injection.
For How Long do the Effects of Cocaine Last?
- Ingested: 50-90 minutes
- Snorted: 15 minutes
- Injected: 5-10 minutes
How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?
Cocaine usually stays in your system up to 3 days. That number could rise in case of chronic use. Also, because cocaine is illegal, it can vary in purity depending on production. All batches produced will be different and that can play a major part in how long cocaine stays in your system. Consistent users may also have cocaine for longer periods in their system. To break it down:
Traces of cocaine can be found in the urine for 2-3 days (or 2 weeks, for chronic cocaine users)
Traces of cocaine can be found in the blood for 12-48 hours
Traces of cocaine can be found in the saliva for 12-48 hours
Traces of cocaine can be found in the sweat for several weeks
Traces of cocaine can be found in the hair for a few months to years
These are the period’s cocaine stays in your system which can obviously vary. This is why testing is usually preferred through urine testing because it has a wider detection window.
To conclude, cocaine is not safe for use because of its highly addictive nature. It can stay in the body for up to years (traces can be found in the hair of the user for many months/years) which is why users are not impossible to identify. If you are a user, you should try to quit because increased usage can not only result in death but also imprisonment if caught.