By Alec Ogden
How is used?
It is used as a drug. When people use it they snort it, ingest it, inject it, in hail it, smoke it, vapor and it is rubbed in the gums.
Examples of cocaine
History of cocaine
Cocaine was the first extract from coca leaves. Cocaine is one of the oldest, most potent and most dangerous stimulants of natural origin. Coca cola uses coca leaves as an ingredient in the soda.
Short term effects:
Nausea, dilated pupils, and depression
Long term effects:
Liver, kidney, and lungs damage, severe depression, and delirium or psychosis
Sniff, Coke, and toot
Facts and statistics
It is the second most commonly used illegal drug in Europe. People ages 15-34 an estimated 7.5 million have used cocaine at least once in there life, 3.5 million in the last year and 1.5 million in the past month. In 2006, 35.3 million Americans aged 12 or older reported having used cocaine