Essay about Cocaine: Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and Drug

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Cocaine Report
1. Substance common name
2. Drug classification
3. Legal or illegal drug? If legal what is it used to treat?
Illegal under most jurisdictions
4. Prescription or non-prescription drug?
Non prescription
5. If illegal, what are the names by which this drug is referred to on the street?
6. What are the methods by which the drug is taken?
Snorted - inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream via the nasal tissue.
Injected - using a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream.
Smoked - inhaled cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where it is absorbed into the bloodstream as quickly as when it is injected.
7. Intended use of this drug?
Cocaine is a powerful nervous system stimulant. Its effects can last from 15–30 minutes to an hour, depending on the route of administration. Cocaine increases alertness, feelings of well-being and euphoria, energy and motor activity, feelings of competence and sexuality. Athletic performance may be enhanced in sports where sustained attention and endurance is required. Anxiety, paranoia and restlessness are also frequent. With excessive dosage, tremors, convulsions and increased body temperature are observed. Occasional cocaine use does not typically lead to severe or even minor physical or social problems.
8. Amount of drug for an average dose?
3.5 grams is about $100 9. How much of this drug is taken at one time? 1.2 grams 10. Type of effects the drug produces?
Mentally, you feel alert, evergized, buzzing. You feel a sudden burst of euphoria and self-confidence which makes you more sociable and talkative. Physically, you feel ‘wired’- clenched jaw, wide-eyed, dilated pupils. Your heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature all tend to rise. If you’re in poor shape, be careful. You may also feel strong and sexually aroused. Cocaine use also suppresses appetite. Using coke can cause insomnia, irritability and anxiety in some people. Some people who use it report feeling a greater sense of metal clarity. 11. Potential health risks of drug usage? You can become addicted and lose relationships