The short-term effects include constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, and increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug. Once having tried cocaine an individual may have difficulty predicting or controlling the extent to which a person will continue to use the drug. A user can build up a high tolerance to cocaine's high. Some users will increase their dose to intensify and prolong the effects.
Health Hazards • Physical effects. Physical effects of cocaine use include constricted peripheral blood vessels, dilated pupils, and increased body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. Some cocaine users report feelings of restlessness, irritability, and anxiety, both while using and between periods of use. An appreciable tolerance to the high may be developed, and many addicts report that they seek but fail to achieve as much pleasure as they did from their first exposure. • Paranoia and aggression.
Crack is free based, which means it can be smoked. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. When cocaine is in the white powder form, it can be snorted; snorting is the process of inhaling cocaine powder through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. Mixing cocaine with water allows the powder to turn to a liquid to be injected, and injecting involves using a needle to rel... ... middle of paper ... ...enter. Gale.
Even though there are several risks to the use of cocaine, cocaine users continue to exist. The existence of cocaine users results in the existence of a growing fatality rate due to cocaine overdoses. Based on research by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention they estimated that in 2011 there were approximately 4,681 deaths caused by cocaine. (Knopf, 2014, p. 3). When comparing the deaths from 2010 to 2011, there was an increase of 498 deaths within that year.
They will also begin to sweat extremely bad, get horrible stomach cramps and aches, and also a high fever. There are many street names for Heroin; Crank, Jive, Horse, Shag, Dope, Smack, and Junk are just a few of the many street names for Heroin. Heroin affects the body in many different ways. It affects the brain the most when used and also when not used. When it is used often, more Heroin is needed to feel the same effects, and when is not used, the brain and body start to feel withdrawal symptoms.
The effects include constricted peripheral blood vessels, dilated pupils, and increased body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. It’s also said that you will have a feeling of restlessness, irritability, and anxiety (both during use and in between periods). Once addicted, it is difficult to be broken out of the habit and death is very likely a possibility. High doses of cocaine, or just lengthened usage, can trigger paranoia. Smoking crack cocaine increases aggressive behavior.
wirhdrawal symptoms Intense cravings, hunger, irritability, apathy, depression, paranoia, suicidal ideation, loss of sex drive, insomnia or excessive sleep. Often, more cocaine is taken to reduce these effects.
When tasted it may numb your tongue instantly. http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/What-Does-Cocaine-Taste-Like.html Crack Cocaine Cocaine can also be made into small white rocks. “Crack” is more pure and potent then the powder version of the drug. It is generally smoked alone in a glass pipe or with marijuana or tobacco products. https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/drug_data_sheets/Cocaine.pdf Crack cocaine is most often packaged in aluminum foil, plastic or paper packets or in small vials and sold in small quantities enough for two to three use.
It was a large amount of people that died from this drug around this time. There are two types of cocaine substances, crack cocaine and cocaine. Crack is made by putting powdered cocaine in a mixture of water and ammonia or u can use baking soda. The mixture is boiled until it is solid. Then solid is removed from the liquid, dried, and then broken into the chunks that are white and looks like little rocks.
People don’t realize that smoking marijuana regularly has long term effects like being 5.7 times more likely to get lung-cancer. It is also stated that many people believe marijuana is a “gateway drug”, which means that after you try it, you are far more likely to do other drugs. (www.wikipedia.org) Cocaine is the second most commonly used drug in the US and around the world. The United States is the world’s largest consumer of cocaine. It was reported in 1999 that 3.7 million Americans used cocaine regularly.