Drugs aren’t good for the body or the mind, and that is something you already know. Speaking about drugs, in general, can be beneficial, but every drug has its effects and side-effects, and if we are going to discuss those then we have to talk about every drug individually.
Cocaine, also called the drug of the rich, comes in a form of white powder and some mix it with other drugs or non-drugs for better effect. The most common way that cocaine is used is by sniffing it. Some inject it directly into the bloodstream, but this carries the increased risk of overdose.
It is very addictive, and people find it very hard to shake that addiction. It causes a rather short sensation of euphoria, or “high-effect” and people tend to extend that feeling with repetitive use. Once the person stops using it, they suffer down-effects which are the opposite of the euphoria.
This highly addictive drug is known to be the cause of respiratory failure, heart attack and cerebral hemorrhage.
Cocaine does have some positive short term effects, but some side-effects on both short and long-term is great. The basic short-term side effects of this drug are: total loss of appetite, nausea, disturbed sleep and hyperstimulation. None of those effects are dangerous, but there are those like depression, panic, seizures and “bugs under the skin” illusions that can lead to injuries or even death.
Even though in the short-term cocaine abuse is not serious, the long-term effects are opposite. Cocaine changes how the brain works, and due to that “normal” of the brain before the long-term exposure to cocaine is different that the “normal” of a brain that was filled with cocaine over a long period.
The brain of a cocaine addict requires the drug to be normal, even though it is damaging to both the brain and the body.
Cocaine permanently damages blood vessels in both the body and the brain which is troubling by itself, and it can also lead to other medical conditions. Many addicts experience very high blood pressure that in some cases lead to death through strokes and heart attacks.
Every type of cocaine abuse has its direct consequences; your nasal tissue will be destroyed if you sniff it; your risk respiratory failure if you smoke the cocaine; the worst way to take cocaine is to inject it because the risk of infections and abscesses is big.
There are a plethora of other effects from cocaine abuse including tooth decay, reproductive damage along with other sexual problems and so on.
No matter what some people say, cocaine is a very dangerous drug, and it will either kill you or completely destroy your life. There isn’t a happy end for a drug addict who abuses this particular drug.
It may be tempting, and you might want to try it just once, but that won’t end there because of the potency of this drug. If you do have problems with cocaine, be sure to start the rehabilitation as soon as possible.Read More