Cocaine is classified as a Central Nervous
System Stimulant. It speeds up most of the
body’s systems. Immediate effects include
feelings of alertness and excitement, along
with talkativeness and decreased appetite.
Because cocaine is such a powerful stimulant
it gives the user the illusion of limitless power
and energy; however, it will leave the user
feeling depressed, edgy and craving
Cocaine is also known as coke, snow,
flake, or blow. Cocaine in powder form
is usually “snorted” into the nostrils.
Some Cocaine users spend thousands of
dollars to support their habit.
Cocaine is highly addictive and dangerous.
Cocaine is often combined with kitchen
products to increase its impact. So cocaine
users risk using an impure product.
Short Term Effects
The short term effects appear soon after a single
dose and disappear within a few minutes or hours.
These physical effects include:
- Accelerated heart beat and breathing
- Increased body temperature
- Increased mental alertness
- Dispels the need for food or sleep
Long Term Health Risks
By using cocaine you risk:
- Increases in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing
rate and the body temperature.
- Heart attacks, strokes, and respiratory failure
- Overdose. Even one dose can be fatal