Cocaine

Addicted to

What is it?

  • originates from the leaves of a South American coca plant
  • it is a white powder that can be snorted, injected or smoked
  • Cocaine can be turned into crack by processing it into tiny rocks
  • It is a stimulant


What it can do

Cocaine can cause a person to have a heart attack, stroke, and brain seizeres. It can also cause a person to become violent, erratic or confused. Its effects are so severe that it can cause paranoia, anxiety, and depression, which may lead to suicide. This is caused by the lack of dopamine in your system because cocaine stops the production of it. While under the influence a person may drown, get in a car crash, or fall.


Risk Factors

If you are a male that is in between the ages of eighteen and twenty five you are at a higher risk of this drug.


Symptoms

  • increase in energy
  • excessive talking
  • increase in heart rate
  • mentally alert
  • decreased need for food and sleep