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.

For more information, please click on the Australian Drug Foundation's DrugInfo Clearinghouse web site link below.
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Last Reviewed: 29/01/2013

Reproduced with kind permission from the Australian Drug Foundation.



References

Australian Drug Foundation. Cocaine facts. Last updated 29 Jan 2013. http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/drug-facts/cocaine (accessed May 2013)