Crack and Cocaine

By: Harleen hayer & Roha siddiqui

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cocaine

Background of Cocaine.

Cocaine was first made by a man named "Albert Niemann who was a German Chemist he extracted cocaine from coca leaves which formed cocaine in 1859"(Teenhealthandwellness)."The first federal Law was addressing cocaine and many other drugs was pure food and Drug act of 1906"( . The Law was to clearly list cocaine on any Habit- forming drug products labels, but however the law did not make this sort of illegal. After all the laws were passed the addicts started to find where it was available, the trade of cocaine was multibillion- dollar industry.

Street Names for cocaine

Cocaine is known by many other names in different areas. Which include" Snow, coke , toot , flakes , base, powder, white lady, dream,"( Teenhealthandwellness/article90). etc.. People in different countries know cocaine with many other names.

Short term effect of Cocaine

  • "Digestive disorders
  • Weight loss
  • Sleeplessness
  • Depression"
  • Anxiety
  • Illusion of strength
  • Tremors
  • faster breathing

( Teenhealthandwellness retrieved on may 4th)

Long Term Effects of Cocaine

  • Infections
  • Depression
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • Infertility
  • anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • violent behavior
    ( Cocane - -Heather Mclayern 2013 the rush to destruction pg 66)

Cocaine Overdose

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart failure
  • Coma
  • Death

(Cocaine- Heather Mclayern 2013 the rush to destruction pg. 66)

How Cocaine Affect's You?

  • Cocaine affects structures deep in the brain.
  • Interferes with normal process
  • Very toxic product derived from cocaine
  • Stimulates cortex of the brain
  • Cocaine is injected in solution into veins
  • Produces digestive disorders
  • causes brain cells to cannibalize themselves
  • affect's the body's immune system, part of the body that fights off diseases.

Interesting Facts

  • Users spent $35.3 billion on cocaine in 2000.
  • between thirty thousand and fifty thousand babies are born each year to mothers who smoke crack during their pregnancies.
  • 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine.

COCAINE: The Warning Signs

  • Cocaine is somehow safer than other drugs or are feeling curious about trying it, take a look at what people who regularly use cocaine say:
  • "I need to use cocaine in order to feel okay"
  • "Cocaine is the only way i can deal with stress"
  • "having trouble at school and at home"
  • "i feel alone"
  • "i feel miserable"
  • "i feel scared"

Cocaine and addiction

  • Cocaine is thought to be one of the most powerfully addictive of all drugs. Effect's are long-lasting, and cocaine addiction involves physical, physiological, and social aspects.
  • The symptoms of withdrawal from cocaine are not as obvious as in other addictive drugs.
  • important to remember that addiction involves a change in behavior
  • An addict will begin to give cocaine a higher priority than other things: higher than work or school, higher than sports and activities, higher than friends and family.
  • theory states that there are seven factors weather or not someone is dependent, or addicted, to a drug,.

Seven factors

  1. Becoming aware that you need to take a drug, generally as a result of trying to stop
  2. Wanting to stop taking drugs
  3. Having a clear and specific pattern of drug-taking behavior
  4. Experiencing symptoms of tolerance and withdrawal
  5. Using the drug to avoid symptoms of withdrawal
  6. Getting the drug becoming more important than anything else
  7. Staying away from the drug for a brief period of time, only to quickly slip back into taking it again


  1. David Aretha - Cocaine and crack page 9.(book)
  2. Heather Lehr Wagner - Cocaine page 86-87(book)
  3. Heather Lehr Wagner - Cocaine page 12-13(book)
  4. Cocaine - The Rush to Destruction page 67(book)
  5. Heather Lehr Wagner - Cocaine page 74-75(book)
  6. (Link isn't available on my computer but the info we got from the website about cocaine was from Britannica school) (database)

True and false Questions

  1. Can cocaine experience severe delusions and death
  2. Cocaine is a dangerous, habit forming drug
  3. Can cause brain cells to cannibalize themselves
  4. Cocaine can be injected but is usually snorted
  5. Cocaine was used as a local anesthetic
  6. Cocaine production has a negative effect on the environment
  7. Gain weight when you have cocaine
  8. Crack is a smoke able form of cocaine
  9. Cocaine is physically addictive
  10. Cocaine is non addictive

Answers to true and false questions

  1. True
  2. True
  3. True
  4. False
  5. True
  6. False
  7. False
  8. True
  9. True
  10. False

Multiple Choice questions

  1. What percent of U.S bills carry traces of cocaine: 20%,55%,82%,90%
  2. The Psychoactive chemical in the coca plant is: cocoa,crack,cocaine,none of the above
  3. a valid medical use for cocaine for: depression, bipolar disorder, local anesthesia, none of the above
  4. Witch of the following is NOT a from of cocaine: coca paste, freebase, cocaine hydro chloride, ice
  5. Crack cocaine became rapidly popular in the 1980's because: more potent than power cocaine, leading to rapid effect's, longer than power cocaine, marketed by Columbine cartels
  6. cocaine's mechanism of action works by: blocking oxygen in the brain, breaking down blood brain barrier, blocking re uptake, none of the above
  7. since 1995, cocaine use has ______________ in the general population: increased, decreased, remained steady, been comparable to heroin use
  8. Cocaine causes : Dizziness, faster breathing, risk of heart failure, euphoria
  9. Cocaine overdose: coma, infertility, stroke, energy
  10. ?

Multiple choice answers

  1. 90%
  2. Cocaine
  3. Local anesthesia
  4. ice
  5. leading to rapid effect's
  6. blocking re uptake
  7. decreased
  8. dizziness
  9. coma
  10. ?

Short answers

  • What is Cocaine? Cocaine, the most potent stimulant of natural origin, is extracted from the leaves of the coco plant (Erythroxylon coco), which is indigenous to the Andean highlands of south america. It is a potent brain stimulant and one of the most powerfully addictive drugs.
  • What are the symptoms of cocaine use?
  • anxiety
  • panic
  • bloody nose
  • confusion
  • stuffiness
  • increased energy
  • runny nose
  • talking rapidly