The world of today is not unknown the drug cocaine and its addiction. Cocaine addiction is the dangerous one among the addictions of the world. As per a survey 15 percent of Americans has tried it once in their lives. Cocaine is made from the plant coca. There are some other names of it are also known by the users in order to escape from the legal action because it is an illegal drug. These names are C, coke, flack, crack, snow, blow and white powder. If anyone consumes it then it ups the level of alertness, energy and attention. You can name it as a stimulant too. There are different ways to take drug cocaine. It may be inhaled through nose or the injection may be used to inject into the body. Sometimes, users of it like to take it through genital and rectal routes. It is also smoked by a number of users in the world.
Impacts of cocaine intake
Cocaine has stimulating impacts of the body of the takes. It can cause naturally occurring neurotransmitter called dopamine to flow fast to increase the level of concentration. This also causes feeling of pleasure and satisfaction among the users and they may also feel euphoric. Consumption of cocaine can also minimize the desire of eating food and sleeping. Some of the users claim that it gives them boost to think and perform the given tasks more quickly. Continuous and frequent use of cocaine may develop a higher level of tolerance to the intake of it. There are psychological impacts as paranoia, aggression, anxiety, depression and so on. Physical effects can be like nausea, chest pain, heart attack, stroke, headache, increase in heart rate. Some medical conditions are also associated with it as respiratory diseases, hepatitis, gangrene of bowels and weak immune system.
Cocaine addiction risks
Anyone who is the user of cocaine is at risk for becoming the addict of it. There are some factors that increase the risk of being cocaine addict such as family history of any drug dependency, use of alcohol or other drugs, mental illness like depression.
Symptoms of cocaine addiction
There are some of the symptoms of cocaine addiction which are – an inability to stop or decline the usage, a negative impact on quality of relationship, life, and employment, irritability, anxiety, psychosis and hallucination.