What cocaine users look like according to stock photography

What cocaine users look like according to stock photography

VicesAugust 03, 2017

Cocaine, it's said, is a helluva drug.

But damn if it isn't wildly popular right now in America. Some might even say that blow is the new weed. Bacause a ton of people enjoy doing it socially in the company of friends, but won't dare admit to it unless their cats are somehow in danger — even then, it's probably so-long Mr. Fuzzikins. Regardless, the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that over 32 million Americans have done cocaine in their lifetime, and close to 2 million use it monthly.*

These aren't all just dirty-thumbed junkies wearing hoodies, either. Doctors, teachers, cops, lawyers — so many lawyers — are out there doing it. Not according to stock photography though, god bless their photogenic hearts. Viewing use through the lenses of mass-produced imagery, coke users look a little something like this:

[*But seriously, say no to drugs kids.]