Crack/Cocaine

by Justin and dominic

Description

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant made from the leaves of the cocoa plant. Crack cocaine, a crystallized form of cocaine, was developed during the cocaine boom of the 1970s and its use spread in the mid-1980s.

slang names

coke,coca, big c, blow,cola,gutter glitter, glad stuff

how it enters the body

Snorted, Injected, Smoked

Physical Effects

  • Constricted blood vessels and dilated pupils
  • higher body temperature
  • high blood pressure and faster heart beat
  • sick to stomach
  • restlessness
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • inability to sleep
  • heart attack/stroke
  • risk of HIV

Emotional/Mental Effects

  • makes you feel good by releasing high amounts of dopamine and restricting resorption
  • unpredicted behavior
  • panic attacks
  • paranoia/psychosis
  • feel sad or tired,bad dreams

Dangers of use


  • can cause death: if laced with other drugs or alcohol, overdosing
  • its highly addictive because the high is so strong and lasts so quick you are left with the strong urge to take more
  • its illegal

work cited

  1. "What Is Cocaine?" What Is Cocaine? How Is It Made? - Drug-Free World. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.
  2. "Cocaine." The British Medical Journal 1.6169 (2013): 971-72. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.