Elijah nodded congenially to the early evening regulars in the Afro Lounge, headed straight for the telephone hung midway between the mens and womens, his nose smarting from a couple thick lines of recently snorted girl.
1980, James V. Spotts & Franklin C. Shontz, Cocaine Users: A Representative Case Approach, Free Press (1980), page 413:
I never had convulsions. It happened to me snorting girl though. No, I got a couple of "burns," that's all. Not for me. I was never allergic to anything. I have never had hepatitis with girl.
After about an hour or two of half-ass sex and snorting girl, Honey was zoned out. […] She flexed her still numb fingers, trying to find a warmth that didn't seem to come. Cocaine always made her numb.
“When they get sick enough, they start self-medicating—smoking dip and snorting girl—to make themselves feel better or at least helping them get through the day. That's folk medicine. The man calls it addiction. What you call it?”