How a Wine and Cocaine Cocktail became Coca Cola
"Alcohol interferes with the body’s attempts to eliminate cocaine circulating in the bloodstream and essentially acts as a catalyst for the drug. Once they combine and the chemical called cocaethylene is formed, it stays in the body approximately three times longer than cocaine but also has a toxicity level as much as 30 per cent higher. Researchers believe this chemical probably accounts for a significant percentage of sudden, unexplained fatalities that occur in cocaine use." ‎- JustDuckie