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Injecting - Does Cocaine stay in your system longer if you sniff it or shoot it?

Discussion in 'Cocaine & Crack' started by xr3dx7, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. xr3dx7

    xr3dx7 Newbie

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    Dec 30, 2011
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    My imaginary friend has recently began to worry about drug testing and has engaged in diffrent drug uses recently. He enjoy shooting Coke up and was wondering does it stay in your system longer or shorter than if you were to blow it. Does the same hold true for heroin? Thankyou.
  2. baZING

    baZING Newbie

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    While the duration of IV cocaine is considerably shorter than the duration of action when used intranasally, to the best of my knowledge it makes no significant difference in the amount of time the drug stays in your system. Intranasal cocaine is detectable in urine from 2-5 days after use, with 5 being on the long end, barring any kidney problems and depending on your metabolism. While it's possible IV cocaine detection times may be on the slightly shorter side of that 2-5 day window, it's not going to be clear from your system (at least in regards to detection) within a couple of hours or anything like that. As one can't be sure how quickly a drug will be eliminated from their body specifically, and as it can vary even for the same person as metabolism changes over the course of time, it's safest to consider the detection time for IV and intranasal cocaine to be the same.

    That 2-5 day window is for urine testing. The detection time is about the same for blood testing, and up to 90 days for hair.

    The same is true for heroin with regards to IV verus intranasal. In a healthy individual, detection time is 1-4 days in urine, 1-3 days in blood, and up to 90 days in hair.
  3. User-126494

    User-126494 Platinum Member

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    Just to add a bit here, IV vs Insufflation as an ROA, IV is much more direct and provides for 100% drug delivery. Insufflation may leave residual bits of a drug in the sinus cavity and there may be residual absorption for many days beyond the initial consumption. (As disgusting as it sounds to the hamster, think buggers here...)

    Absorption is slower when passing through a membrane rather than directly into the bloodstream. Residual traces may be left behind as well which can be absorbed days, and even weeks later.

    Just something to think about.

    Be well...