Cocaine is a stimulant that is extremely addictive that can be very dangerous to try even once. Some nicknames for cocaine are blow, bump, C, Candy, Charlie, Coke, Snow, and Marketing Powder. Although, these name sound silly and Childish don’t let them fool you into thinking they’re safe. To be alert cocaine comes in two main forms, white powder and crystalline. The Crystalline form is commonly known as crack or freebase and isn’t neutralized by acids. Cocaine is mostly found in the Andean Highlands of South America, but gets transported to the U.S. from Colombia. Cocaine is among the most dangerous leading and illegal drugs in America. (“Cocaine Facts and Figures”) * Sadly, there are many reasons as to why people in the U.S. use this drug. Sometimes people do it in hopes that their stressful situation would get better or easier, but in reality cocaine makes you feel more alone and isolated as well as most drugs. Other reasons that this drug is influenced (these facts are more related to teens) are when people think drugs will help them fit in, to look cool or rebellious, help with stress, boredom, and even to help improve performance. (“Why People Take Drugs”) * Now, as you may know, not only is the drug itself harmful, but the way to inject the drug into your body can be just as bad. Cocaine can be taken by snorting through the nose, injecting into your blood through a needle, or smoking to produce vapors. Although, cocaine can come in two forms, it’s known for people to snort or mix with water and inject it. Crack cocaine on the other hand is mostly just smoked. “Because Cocaine enters the bloodstream much faster when it’s smoked, smoking crack cocaine can bring users to a euphoric state twice as fast as when the drug is snorted. Since the onset of the drug is faster and more intense for users, the subsequent ‘crash’ after use is also more extreme for users of crack cocaine,” says Sean Connolly. Since, cocaine is the second most dangerous drug in the U.S. it is obviously very addictive and the users that need to take repeated amounts tend to want to keep creating the same high. Once cocaine is smoked, in the crack form, you’ll develop an addiction more easily and quickly. Also, the high from snorting cocaine will consist of a 15 to 30 minute time limit, whereas the high from smoking cocaine lasts only 5 to 10 minutes. (“Facts About Cocaine by Narconon”) (“41 Random Facts About Cocaine”) * One of the most important things most people don’t consider in taking cocaine would be the symptom that you could or will get. First, off here are some long-term effects they include: “getting strange scabs on your mucus membranes, damage to your septum (the thin wall that separates your left and right nostrils) and eventually make your nose collapse,” said an Anonymous personal. You could risk getting an addiction to the drug, but I’ll explain addiction later. Also the more crack you smoke the sooner your personality changes into someone ugly (aggressive, paranoid, and anxious). You know, the more cocaine you smoke can actually give you heart and brain problems? It’s true. The more you smoke can give you heart and brain problems that can kill you through cardiac arrest, seizures, or respiratory failure. Some more physical effects of Cocaine are constricted blood vessels, increased temperature, heart rate, and blood flow. Sometimes the drug users can feel greater alertness, energy, self-confidence, and even power after their dose. (41 Facts About Cocaine, Cocaine) * “ Cocaine produces it’s euphoric effect by activating the nerve cells in the brain that release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure and mental alertness. The drug then inhabits neural transporters from ‘mopping up’ the dopamine and storing it for a later time. The longer the dopamine stays active, the longer the sense of euphoria lasts,” says Jerome J. Platt. In some studies men tend to be prone to effects of cocaine quicker than women and
Cocaine and Caffeine
I choose to write about Cocaine and Caffeine.
Cocaine and caffeine are both stimulants and have similar effects on the brain. They provide us with energy to reduce fatigue, and heightened mental alertness…
1. Complete the table below:
Tranquillisers are a Class B drug
It is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18
The effects of cocaine last longer than speed
Heroin is a very strong painkiller
Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the UK
The most common tranquillisers are benzodiazepines
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Drug Addiction 1
Understanding Drug Addiction
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Drug Addiction 2
Everyone has known someone who has had a problem with drugs. Addiction is a common problem among many individuals in the United States. Experts estimate that one out of ten people have a substance abuse problem. – Addiction Treatment Magazine. (2012). 10 Tell-Tale Signs someone needs addiction treatment. www.addictiontreatmentmagazine.com. To understand the…
Many people believe that more people lives are taken away because of illegal in drugs than actual prescription drugs which is proven not to be true. Painkillers, depressants and anti depressants are accountable for more overdose deaths in the U.S. than cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and amphetamines put together. It’s more common for people to become addicted to prescription drugs than street drugs. Prescription drugs may seem safe because a licensed doctor prescribed them which…
like "Partnership for a Drug Free America" running commercials against Pot that just aren't true. I don't like it when people warn teens about using "Marijuana and Cocaine" when Pot is almost harmless and Cocaine is a dangerous drug. When people lie to teens about Marijuana then teens assume they are lying about other drugs too and I think they are more likely to do drugs they shouldn't do. So I think it's time to come clean and tell the truth. If teens are going to do drugs, they should have truthful…
More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs, suggests a new study that finds discouraging trends on kids and drug use.
When teens were asked about the last substance abuse conversation they had with their parents, just 14 percent said they talked about abusing a prescription drug, said the report released Tuesday by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.
"For parents, it really comes down to not using the power…
abuse is defined as the overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, esp. alcohol or drugs. Marquis and Houston defines substance misuse as involving “maladaptive patterns of psychoactive substance abuse, with the substance user continuing use in the face of recurrent occupational, social, psychological, or physical problems, and/or dangerous situations” Houston (p582). Some view this addiction as a disease while others consider it a weakness. Unfortunately in the public eye, either way…
Chapter 4 consciousness
1 Altered States of Consciousness- Change in awareness produced by sleep, meditation, hypnosis, or drugs.
2 Circadian rhythms - Within each 24-hour period, the regular fluctuation from high to low points of certain bodily functions and behaviors.
3 Consciousness- Everything of which we are AWARE at any given time -- our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and perceptions of the external environment.
4 NREM Sleep : "quiet sleep"
4 sleep stages characterized by slow, regular…
The University of Texas at El Paso
Have you ever been in a situation where you have been very depressed and you do not find any solution to your problem? Have you ever thought that the only solutions of your problems are drugs? Have you ever lose a love one because of drugs? Do you actually know what signs should you start looking at when it comes where you really want to prevent someone from consuming drugs? Drugs had become a very…
A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles (accepted by members as 'spiritual principles,' based on the approved literature) outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the Twelve Steps were first published in the book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism in 1939. The method was…