WHAT IS COCAINE?
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive substance that can alter brain structure and function if used repeatedly.where does it come from--
Where Does It Come From
-- Coca paste can be processed from coca leaves in two ways: by solvent extraction or acid extraction.
HOW IS IT USED?
It is most often sniffed, with the powder absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. It can also be ingested or rubbed into the gums.To more rapidly absorb the drug into the body, abusers inject it, but this substantially increases the risk of overdose. Inhaling it as smoke or vapor speeds absorption with less health risk than injection.
Stats About Users
Health reports that 35.3 million Americans aged 12 and older reported having used cocaine. Also that 8.6 million Americans aged 12 and older reported having used crack. Among those 18 to 25, 6.9% of those surveyed said they had used cocaine (including crack) within the last year. Among high-school students, 8.5% of twelfth graders had used cocaine at some point in their young lives, according to the 2006 Monitoring the Future Study by the National Institute for Drug Abuse.
Effects Of Coacine
short term effects include increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperatureBizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior ntense euphoria
long term effects include --Severe depressionDestruction of tissues in nose if sniffed Sexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility (for both men and women
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