The Facts about Cocaine

prepare to learn about what this drug is By: Alex Kulasenski

Cocaine Facts

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that can be risky even for the first time you use it. Common side effects include increased heart rate, and blood pressure, seizures, cardiac arrest and even death are real dangers.

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What is it?

Powder cocaine is a hydrochloride salt derived from processed extracts of leaves of the coca plant.

The Risks

Cocaine is a powerful simultant, which means it might keep you wired, but not without major risks. Cocaine causes your blood vessels to constrict immediately. When you first try it you will get sweaty or shaky.

Long Terms Effects

Over time it can actully change the way your brain works, teaching you to repeat the behavior. It is a highly addictive drug so once you start using it it is almost impossible to stop.
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Short Term Effects

Short term physiological effects of cocaine include include constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, increased body tempurture and heart rate. It all depends apon the route of administration. The faster the drug is absorbed the more intense the resulting high, but also shorter the duration. The shorter time to absorb the drug, the longer the time being high, but not as intense.


Don't try cocaine or other types of drugs cause they can get you into serious trouble and your health is at serious risk. Don't you want to live longer.