The routes of cocaine administration consists of inhaling, snorting, injecting, or smoking. There is an extrmemly great risk, regardless of the method of use. Compulsive cocaine use may develop even more rapidly if the substance is smoked rather than snorted. Smoking allows extremely high doses of cocaine to reach the brain very quickly and brings an intense and immediate high. The injecting drug user is at risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV infection/AIDS as well as Hepatitis C if needles or other injection equipment are shared.