The high from snorting cocaine is brief--from 5 to 30 minutes. So to stay high, a person has to take the drug again and

The high from snorting cocaine is brief—from 5 to 30 minutes. So to stay high, a person has to take the drug again and again. This is why cocaine is sometimes used in binges—taken repeatedly within a short period, at dangerously higher doses each time. teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/stimulants