Unlike most drugs, cocaine is not seen as a drug that creates a huge problem for many because of its identification as a ‘party drug’ or a performance enhancer for day to day tasks. This could lead to a misunderstanding about the drug itself and the dangerous realities that surround it. Prolonged use of cocaine have adverse physical reactions that manifest in the heart. Many people who are exposed to too much cocaine or prolonged use are at increased risk of stroke or cardiac arrest.
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Short-term effects of cocaine use include:
Long-term effects of cocaine use may include:
While cocaine does create a physical dependency, it is the mental dependency of cocaine that is the most dangerous when considering withdrawing from the drug. In addition, cocaine is difficult to measure in the sense of time and amount consumed because of its nature the amount consumed depends on the person’s tolerance and the drug’s purity. Purity is the most important factor as it does range because many who sell the illegal substance mix it with other substances such as baking soda to increase the physical volume.
Unlike many drugs that take more than half a day to begin withdrawing from, withdrawals from cocaine begin after the first 90 minutes. In total the withdrawal process takes 7 to 10 days and can include:
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Cocaine is a highly addictive drug because of its effects on our central nervous system and the feeling of euphoria it creates. However, the effects of cocaine do not last very long (about 30 minutes if snorted and 5 to 10 minutes if smoked/injected) and this is why so many people tend to abuse it like one would alcohol, frequently. While cocaine does create a sense of euphoria or productivity, like any drug, a tolerance begins to build up. This tolerance makes it necessary for the abuser to take more cocaine to feel its affects, creating a higher chance of mental dependency and physical damage.
Symptoms associated with cocaine addiction include: