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What is Cocaine?
(Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – CAMH)
Cocaine is a stimulant drug. Stimulants make people feel more alert and energetic. Cocaine can also make people feel euphoric, or “high.”
The base form of cocaine can be chemically processed to produce forms of cocaine that can be smoked. These forms, known as “freebase” and “crack,” look like crystals or rocks.
- In 2009-2011, 12% (±2) of Halton residents and 12% (±1) of Ontario residents aged 15 and over reported illicit drug use [including cannabis] in the past 12 months
- The numbers for illicit drugs used by Halton residents, other than cannabis, were too small to report.
- In 2009-2011, Halton males aged 15 and older [21% (±6)] were significantly more likely than Halton females [8% (±3)] to report illicit drug use in the past 12 months
- In 2009-2011, 32% (±9) of Halton youth (aged 15 to 24), 10% (±3) of Halton adults aged 25-44 and 8% (±4) of adults aged 45-64 reported illicit drug use in the past 12 months. These differences were statistically significant when comparing youth aged 15 to 24 to adults aged 25-64
- In 2009-2011, residents aged 15 and over in Halton Hills [21% (±8)] had higher rates of illicit drug use in the past 12 months than residents in the other municipalities. The differences were statistically significant when comparing Halton Hills with Milton [7% (±4)]
- In 2009-2011, the percent of residents aged 15 and over who reported illicit drug use in the past 12 months or cannabis only use in the past 12 months did not vary significantly by income