Why do Cocaine users put coke in their mouths and rub it against their teeth..

United States
October 24, 2008 1:54am CST
after doing a line? ive never done drugs so im clueless.. lol.. but you always see it on tv that a person will do a line or two then take the rest and rub it in their mouths or teeth etc.. what does this do/for?? i know i probably sound TOTALLY stupid lol
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Rubbing it into the gums also gets it into the system. Doing it too much though will eat away at the gums & bone.
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@Ravenladyj (22994)
• United States
25 Oct 08
it being visible isnt the issue...it will eventually collapse your passage
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
25 Oct 08
It will also burn through the soft tissue of the nose eventually but that isn't as visible an effect as from the gums.
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• United States
25 Oct 08
yeah i figured that might be a reason why they dont do it all the time.. just seemed odd to always see it snorted and then see the other also.. ah well
@Ravenladyj (22994)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Being an addict myself I can say that Cinder has it on the money...Its about not wasting the leftovers (licking the baggie is another biggie) and its numbing..You have to realize or remember that when and addict is in addict/using mode, we tend to do some odd things....comes with the territory ya know...
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• United States
25 Oct 08
"You have to realize or remember that when and addict is in addict/using mode, we tend to do some odd things....comes with the territory ya know... " lol.. true..
• United States
24 Oct 08
What they are doing, and I just got this off the internet is that they aren't rubbing it on their teeth- they're rubbing on their gums. What it does is cause a numbing sensation, and I guess they like it. Also, it can be injected into the bloodstream faster.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
snort it to get high..rub remainder on gums basically for the numbing affect. you cant get a true high by rubbing into the gums.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
why wouldnt they only do it through the gums then? or is it that it would be bad to do it through the gums in large quantities so they snort then do gums to kick it off quicker?? ok that probably made absolutely no sense lol
@winterose (39928)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
a different high I guess, my son says so that their mouth will freeze whatever that means.
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• United States
25 Oct 08
oh ok that makes sense..
@winterose (39928)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
probably and he also says they do it to taste it to make sure it is good stuff
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• United States
24 Oct 08
i guess he is referring to a numbing feeling several others have mentioned.. *shrug*
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@earnnings (953)
• India
24 Oct 08
yeah...really untouched to see that in tv...its so bad about that......no-one likes rubbing with teeth ...