How Much Does Cocaine Cost
Cocaine is often referred to as the “rich man’s drug.” Movies like “Blow” show how being a cocaine importer was a lucrative business and gave an insight into just how powerful the drug cartels were. Even in today’s society, the cartels are still just as powerful and don’t show any signs of slowing down. How do the cartels make so much money? Is cocaine that expensive or is it about quantity?
In Hillsborough County, the Community Needs Assessment for the years 2022-2025 indicated that one of the top three needs the community would like to see addressed is health. Specifically, mental health treatment and resources as well as substance use treatment were mentioned to be improved upon. Clean Recovery Centers understands that areas of poverty and poor housing can contribute to the rising addiction rates. It is our goal to provide education and solutions in our community to connect people with the treatment they need. Today, we are breaking down how much cocaine costs and how it can affect other areas of life financially.
The Price for A “Bump” Of Cocaine
A “bump” refers to a single “hit” of cocaine. Typically, a bump is administered by dipping the tip of a car or house key into the cocaine and inhaling it. Similar small tools or even fingernails can be used to take a bump. In most cases, because a bump is such a small amount of cocaine, the cost is minute or even free. A dealer may give a bump so the buyer can get a taste of the product before buying. Normally, a bump is not sold as a measurement of cocaine.
The term bump is not just used to describe cocaine, although it is the most common. It is important to understand how to identify cocaine to know what substance you are about to take when offered a bump.
The Price for an 8-Ball of Cocaine
An 8-ball gets its name because it’s 1/8th of an ounce of cocaine, which equals around 3.5 grams. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, a gram of cocaine in the United States sells for around $200. Using this, an eighth can cost around $700. Different factors such as location, purity, cutting agents, and market can affect this price. This is where cocaine gets its reputation as the “rich man’s drug.”
The Price Difference Between Crack and Pure Cocaine
There really is not too much of a difference in price between crack and cocaine. Cocaine and crack are relatively the same substance, just in different forms. With both, purity will drive prices higher. This is because the purer the substance is, the more intense and desirable the effects will be. Here in the United States, cocaine has been seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that was 99-100% pure.
Factors That Affect the Price of Cocaine
There are many factors that can affect the price of cocaine. Cocaine has to be imported, which means the value is already increased due to the nature of production and delivery. The purity and cutting agents used will also drive the way the price goes. Similar to store-bought goods, cocaine prices can fluctuate with market saturation and demand. Importers can get caught with the supply before they can get into the United States, making the demand increase. You may get a gram for $100 one week and again the next week for $200 when these situations arise.
How Does the Price of Cocaine Affect Addiction?
Cocaine is short-lived in the body, meaning the full effects are felt and subside in around 30 minutes. This can lead to cocaine being used in binges; individuals will use a lot in a short time frame to keep the feelings going. With the cost of cocaine always changing, this can make maintaining use difficult. Cocaine withdrawal can begin in as little as a few hours after the last use. If money becomes an issue, the person may resort to illegal or unhealthy ways to get more cocaine.
When using cocaine, job performance can falter, also creating problems with affordability. If the person using begins missing more work than usual or is becoming less reliable, other signs of cocaine addiction may be noticeable. The price of cocaine can create more than just financial troubles. Loss of friends, family, jobs, and homes are all possible with cocaine addiction.
Getting Treatment for Cocaine Use Disorder
The cost of cocaine is not just about money; the side effects of cocaine can be just as costly on the body and mind. At Clean Recovery Centers, we understand that managing a cocaine use disorder can seem to take everything. Our compassionate staff is here to help you retake your life and your wallet while experiencing evidence-based cocaine addiction treatment.
While a medical detox is not always necessary for cocaine, the staff at Clean Recovery Centers is able to address any physical and mental concerns. Physical withdrawal symptoms can be managed with medications. The key is to have a strong support system, which can begin in group therapy at Clean Recovery Centers. Cocaine cravings can last months or even years, and having people to talk to can make a big difference in preventing relapse.
Residential / Inpatient Rehab Services
There are two stages to our residential treatment program.
Residential One – This is part of phase one of the treatment program. Individuals are in a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, live-in environment. Medical support is available if needed, but the main focus is on individual, group, and family therapy. The length of stay in this treatment phase is 3-4 weeks.
Residential Two – This is where the transition to phase two happens. Phase two is the action phase, where individuals confront where the addiction started and prepare themselves for independent recovery. At Clean Recovery Centers, this step is referred to as day/night treatment, or DNT. While most clients choose to live in community housing on-site for this phase, it is not required. The program is a minimum of 30 hours of services per week. The four main focuses of DNT include experiential processes, defense mechanism identification, belief system exploration, and symbolic integration. All of these components are to help transition core beliefs and develop balance to a clean life. This phase of treatment typically lasts 2-3 weeks.
Mental Health Path – For those who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition during phase one, the treatment path can change to accommodate those needs first. Clients go into a residential II setting and receive specific treatment for their diagnosis as well as education and medication management.
Outpatient Rehab Services
Phase three of the treatment process is the maintenance stage. At Clean Recovery Centers, we have two versions of outpatient services: intensive outpatient and outpatient. For intensive outpatient, or IOP, the client can choose to reside in a 24/7 monitored transitional living on-site or at home. The program is 9 hours per week minimum and continues with individual counseling. Outpatient is for those living at home or in sober living off-site and is 2 hours per week. Both services build on the skills learned in inpatient treatment and therapies to continue on the path to living heroin free. The length of stay for phase three is around 6-8 weeks.
If you or someone you love is living with a cocaine use disorder, there is hope for recovery. Clean Recovery Centers has helped hundreds to get clean, live clean, and stay clean. Call us today at (888) 330-2532 to learn more about our locations and program offerings.
How much does cocaine cost?
On average, cocaine costs $200 per eighth of an ounce.
Does mixing cocaine with other drugs affect the price?
Typically, other drugs are mixed with cocaine to extend the “high.” Some dealers may choose to raise their prices because of this, but most will use a cheaper substance such as fentanyl so their bottom line can stay lucrative.
How much cocaine is in an 8-ball?
An 8 ball refers to an eighth of an ounce, which is about 3.5 grams of cocaine.