Cocaine

An addictive and deadly drug

When cocaine is in a powder form it is usually inhaled through the nose, or sometimes evaporated in water and injected into the blood stream

Cocaine is also known as benzoylmethylecgonine.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine

The Street names of the drug

Blow, Booger sugar, Coco, Cola, Nose candy, onion, Powder, Snow, White, Whitney

What are the short/long term effects and what does the drug do to your body?

Short term effects: The short term effects consist of an extreme high for a very short period of time, followed by an extreme low, leaving the user wanting more and more cocaine to try to fill the gap that has been create. But the person taking the drug is actually just digging them self into a deeper hole thus worsening the cycle.


Long term effect: As a person becomes more and more tolerant to cocaine they are able to intake more and more of the drug. They try to take as much as it takes to relive the first high. The higher the dose the person takes, the more intense the depression after the high becomes, typically driving the user into deep depression and in extreme cases even suicide. Long term effects on the body are extremely damaging including long term mental, emotional and physical issues.

Signs of cocaine abuse

Source:

http://www.acadianaaddiction.com/addiction/cocaine/symptoms-signs-effects

Mood symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Feelings of superiority
  • Euphoria
  • Panic
  • Irritation
  • Fearfulness

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Extremely talkative
  • Increased energy
  • Stealing or borrowing money
  • Erratic, bizarre behaviors
  • Violence
  • Abandonment of activities once enjoyed
  • Reckless and risky behaviors

Physical symptoms:

  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Increased need for sleep after usage
  • Headaches
  • Muscle twitches
  • Malnutrition
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Constriction of blood vessels
  • Chronically runny nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Nasal perforation
  • Hoarseness
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Increase in heart rate
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dilated pupils
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Gangrene of the bowel
  • Risks for HIV, Hepatitis and other blood borne pathogens
  • Tremors
  • Cravings

Psychological symptoms:

  • Intense paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Violent mood swings
  • Hallucination
  • Break from reality
  • Unable to exert good judgment
  • Rationalization of drug use
  • Lack of motivation

Dependence/Addiction

Cocaine is the second most addictive psychological drug next to crystal meth.

What cocaine looks like

It looks like any other powdery substance similar to flour or baby powder.

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