Effects of Cocaine

Gloomy portrait of sad manDon’t let anyone tell you cocaine is not addictive. It is highly addictive. Detoxifying your body is absolutely essential, one way or another, to rid your body of what it views as a toxin. Both your body and your mind must be cleared so you can be ready to do the work that lies ahead.

Doing a cocaine detox at home can be quite successful, especially if you haven’t been dependent on cocaine for too long or feel like you need only a little help instead of a full program.

Understand that, like with smoking, read more…

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effects of cocaineCocaine use already brings enough highly negative and serious side effects to far too many lives the world over, causing the total derailment of people’s plans, dreams and goals. Not to mention dire effects to physical, mental and emotional well-being. As adults, we have the ability to make decisions and take control of our own behavior, while being fully aware of the risks and consequences.

This is especially significant for a pregnant woman who is not only “expecting” but also expected to take responsibility whenever possible for the health of her unborn child, who cannot make choices for him- or herself.

Cocaine Use and the Unborn Baby

During early pregnancy, cocaine use may increase the risk of miscarriage. When cocaine is used late in pregnancy, it can cause premature labor, or the death of an unborn baby. It may also cause the baby to have read more…

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cocaine effectsA powerful drug that comes from the leaves of the coca bush in South America, cocaine is sold as a white powder that is most often snorted through the nostrils. It can also be dissolved in water and injected, or the powder chemically changed to create forms of cocaine that can be smoked. Whether snorted, smoked or injected, all forms of cocaine have the same eventual effects, including agitation, anxiety and decreased appetite.

How Do Effects of Cocaine Change Appetite

Weight loss in drug abusers can stem from a number of causes. A stimulant like cocaine can cause weight loss directly by dulling appetite and speeding metabolism. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, stimulant abusers often go on binges during which they avoid eating and sleeping for days at a time. The urge to find and use drugs, as well as the terrible expense of maintaining a drug habit, can cause users to severely neglect nutrition.

The side effects of cocaine can also include nausea and vomiting, because the drug causes damage to the lining of the stomach. This in turn causes read more…

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How Cocaine Effects the Body and BrainCocaine is a nervous system stimulant that comes from the extracts of the leaves of the coca plant, which grows in the Andes region of South America. Its primary use is in medicine, where it is used in surgical procedures as an anesthetic agent and as an effective pain reliever prescribed post-operatively.

It is still first and foremost illegal to distribute cocaine for non-medically sanctioned purposes.
Sadly, in spite of this cocaine is one of the most extensively used drugs in the world. Street forms of cocaine are available to almost anybody who has deep pockets. The effects of cocaine can cause devastating financial ruin and extreme risks to both mental and physical health.

How is Cocaine Introduced into the Body?

The effects of cocaine have powerful negative effects on the body in every imaginable way. This substance is known to have rapid effects on read more…

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