Cocaine the white powder drug that is well known in today’s world has greatly influence not only the users but the society and the world. It is mostly planted and produced from the coca plant in South America. Although the Cocaine addiction of substance is declared illegal in the world still it is largely consumed and supplied to the users in different parts of the world. The use of it reacts with the central nervous system of the body, produce energy and euphoria. Most of the people recognize it as an addictive.
Cocaine as addiction, abuse and effects
The use of cocaine is regarded an illegal substance. It has negative impact on brain because it affects the nervous system of the body. The stimulant affects the brain by increasing the level of dopamine a chemical of pleasure and reward. Long term uses of it can change the genetic in the brain cells and other permanent effects. The addiction also has some other effects as it makes the person talkative, excited, leads to anxiety and overconfidence.
It also alters the potency and the duration of the effects. Snorting is a short term effect the last for almost 15 to 30 minutes. But smoking of it can be shorter effect as much as 5 to 10 minutes than snorting. Injecting of cocaine can be a cause of higher risk of over dose. Frequent use of cocaine can be the risk for heart attack or stroke.
Risk of cocaine addiction for whom
There is a risk caused by the addiction of cocaine not to the person only but to his family as well. There are some factors that can increase the risk for cocaine addiction as the history of the family of cocaine or other drugs dependency, alcohol or other drugs consumption, mental illness, as depression.
How it can be treated?
Addiction of Cocaine is very complex disease, with mental, physical, familial, social, and environmental factors. There are some kinds of treatments available for it. If you know such person then the treatment can be provided to the person with the help of experts or the support groups, vocational rehabilitation centers, counseling by the therapists. The treatment or cure process is longer one that can take years along with lot of money spending but the result is possible with a determined mind.