Ranked number 3 in the list of the most popular recreational drugs worldwide, cocaine, the caviar of street drugs, is a highly addictive narcotic with roughly 1.5 million users and the cause of over 10,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. Used recreationally by demographics of all sorts, cocaine addicts can be found among the rich and the poor, the young and the old. It can come as a powder, a rock, or a liquid concentrate, and most often is smoked, injected or snorted. Cocaine acts quickly, giving a brief euphoric high and excess energy, followed by a withdrawal leaving the user with what is commonly known as a “come down“, which floods the user with feelings of depression, irritability, and emotional instability. Cocaine is extremely addictive, is responsible for more emergency room visits than any other drug, and can cause a physical dependency with just one use. The life threatening side effects of cocaine can affect the heart, brain, blood vessels, lungs and most noticeably, emotions. Overcoming a cocaine addiction can be extremely difficult, and should be overseen by a treatment facility with professional medical assistance.