All About Cocaine Addiction

Why Cocaine?

I decided to do my topic on cocaine since it is such an addictive drug. Hopefully I'll be able to learn exactly why this is.
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Statistics of Cocaine

For the year of 2014, 1% of 8th graders, 1.50% of 10th graders, & 2.60% of 12th graders used cocaine.

For ages 18-25, 4.40% used cocaine in the year of 2014.

For ages 26 and up, 1.20% used cocaine in the year of 2014.

Deaths from cocaine are increasing each year, more than any other drug. The death rate for cocaine-only users was 5.1 times higher than that of the general population.

An estimated 7.5 million people have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime and 3.5 million have used in the last year.

Life With A Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine use will greatly effect a person's health. Cocaine increases blood pressure and can cause a heart attack. It also can constrict blood vessels in the brain, which can cause a stroke. Snorting cocaine will damage the nose and sinuses and irritates the lungs and can cause permanent lung damage. Cocaine also effects the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and sexual abilities. It causes people to become depressed and anxious. It can make concentrating very difficult. It causes aches, pains, chills and tremors.