Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system and leaves users with a powerful craving for more. An addiction to cocaine develops very quickly, sometimes after using it just a few times, and users cannot then predict or control the extent to which they will continue to use the drug.

What does Cocaine Look Like and How it is Taken?

cocaineCocaine is a white crystalline powder that is often mixed with sugar, cornstarch or flour. Crack cocaine, on the other hand, resembles a small rock or chunk, and may be pink or off-white in color. Cocaine can be injected, smoked or snorted.

Unfortunately, cocaine is one of the most commonly used and abused substances in the world today. Users of this drug do so for various reasons, some of which are curiosity, peer pressure, entertainment and escape from reality in times of hardship.

While the drug may seem harmless, the truth is that both short- and long-term effects can be much worse than most people anticipate. Cocaine is potent and dangerous, and its short- and long-term effects are equally unsafe. The dangers of experiencing cardiac arrest, or seizures followed by respiratory failure Continue Reading

cocaine useCocaine is a very powerful substance that most people use without necessarily considering its extremely harmful effects. This attitude isn’t helped by the attention it gets in various popular movies and song lyrics. The truth is, cocaine use is illegal in almost all countries, and its effects are far from glamorous.

 

 The Three Cs… Coca, Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine is a purified extract from the leaves of the coca bush that grows in South America’s Andes region. The two main forms of cocaine are formed by different chemical processes:

  • Powdered cocaine – Street names: “coke” or “blow.” Powdered cocaine can be snorted; it also dissolves in water and can be injected.
  • Crack cocaine – Street names include “crack” or “rock.” Made by chemical process that retains its “freebase” form, which Continue Reading