illegal drugs

the deffinition of cocaine

cocaine is an addictive drug derived from coca or prepared synthetically, used as an illegal stimulant and sometimes medicinally as a local anethetic


the intensity and duration of cocaine's pleasurable effects depends on the way it is administered. injecting or smoking delivers the drug rapidly into the bloodstream and brain, producing a quicker and stronger but shorter-lasting high than smelling. the high from smelling cocaine is about 10-30 minutes long.

short-term effects of cocaine use

  • angry
  • hostile
  • anxious
  • sudden death

long-term effects of cocaine use

  • lost of appetite
  • nausea
  • depression
  • increased heart rate


tolerance is the need for a greater amount of a given drug to acheive intoxication or the desired effect. tolerance is also defined as the reduction of the drug's effect with continued use of the same dose over time.