By: Harshitha, Parabjot,Harnaik and Suleqa
What Is Cocaine\Crack?
Cocaine and Crack have commanding stimulants that speed up the actions of the brain. Cocaine can appear as a powder form known as cocaine hydrochloride also known as ‘crack’. Crack is more intense than cocaine making a person feel more awake and alert, crack is sometimes turned into a liquid form and injected into the body. Crack and cocaine have strong effects and urges. ( Fitzhugh k. 2006. Page 6,7)
(Feroze D. 2014)
Statistics On Cocaine\Crack
- About 13 million used cocaine, that’s 0.3% of the world’s population between the ages 15 and 65
15% have use cocaine or crack at least once in their lifetime between the ages 19 and 28
8.1% of the twelfth graders used crack at least once in their lifetime
(Fitzhugh K. 2006. Page 17). Image: Girl doing cocaine.Retrieved from : http://giphy.com/search/girls-cocaine
Sreet Names For Cocaine\Crack
Some names for cocaine and crack include: Candy, Cola, C, Big Flakes, Powder, Dust, Big Rush, Pearl, Nose candy, Line, Rail and Snow.
(Rehabs. 2016. Retrieved from http://luxury.rehabs.com/cocaine-addiction/street-names-and-nicknames/)( Los Angeles Times. 2010)
Physiological Short\ Long Term Effects
Physiological Effects of Cocaine
Cocaine motivates "dark" pieces of the brain that produces mental state of happiness and energy (36 Lehr Wagner).
Cocaine doesn’t simply upset the brain, it changes your brain (41).
If the cocaine is introduced to your body in anyway, it will finally reach the brain. Cocaine transforms the brain into having a crave or need the feeling of pleasure caused by the drug source.
Causes your pupils to expand (45).
Intense anxiety and depression
No “normal” brain working until cocaine is existent in the brain (46).
Images: knowing the signs of cocaine abuse.http://www.delrayrecoverycenter.com/11612/knowing-the-signs-of-cocaine-abuse/
Short term effects:
Blurred eye sight
Growth in heart beat and the body temperature
Heart or brain failure.(Phycology today.12/27/2015.Cocaine.Retreived from https://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/cocaine.
Images:(How to quit cocaine.1/31/11 http://www.alltreatment.com/how-to-quit-cocaine).
Long term effects
Depression and anxiety
Nasal damage and breathing problems
Risk of HIV
Image:(How to quit cocaine.1/31/11 http://www.alltreatment.com/how-to-quit-cocaine).
Signs of Addiction
Deep depression and pain until its consumed
Feeling the need to consume cocaine to experience happiness
(Drug use. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/110090#).
Legal Status/ Consequences
This includes sentencing and fines for each category of offense-
-Possession of the drug can result in seven years imprisonment
-While trafficking and manufacturing of the drug can result in life imprisonment
-Driving while impaired by cocaine is also a crime
Test Your Knowledge
True or False
1. Teens mostly use cocaine more than adults?
2. Drug overdose can lead to death?
3. Cocaine causes depression?
4. Cocaine is ONLY a solid?
5. Crack/ cocaine are the same thing?
6. Crack has a liquid form?
7. Crack is also known as "cocaine hydrochloric"?
8. Cocaine can cause blisters?
9. Should someone get help?
10. Does this drug speed up the process of the brain?
1.What another name for crack?
a) Cocaine hydrochloric
2. What is one street name?
a) Big C
3. What is one legal status?
a)Possession of the drug can result in prison
b) Cocaine is good
c) help is not needed
d) Possession of the drug is good