Cocaine, colloquially known as coke, is a intoxicant with enormous potential for addiction. Even the first cocaine consumption can lead to addiction. The white powder is produced by a chemical process from the leaves of the coca shrub. While cocaine used to be a common painkiller in doctors' offices and hospitals, cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs today. The powder, which is usually snorted, gives the consumer an ecstatic elation, but it quickly feels restless, depressed and nervous. Add to that the strong desire to feel the happiness again and thus more cocaine.
The drug crack is also extracted from cocaine. This smokable form of cocaine is much stronger and thus carries an even greater risk.
Effect of cocaine
The direct effect of the drug cocaine (coke) is shown by:
- accelerated breathing
- increased pulse
But also nausea, anxiety, depression, panic and persecution mania can be the result of consumption. In permanent cocaine addicts often disorientation, apathy, hallucinations and exhaustion occur. Even irreversible physical problems such as liver, kidney and lung damage, damage to the nasal mucosa, infectious diseases, tooth loss, abscesses and sexual dysfunction are typical signs of cocaine addiction.
As the oldest and most dangerous drug in the world, cocaine has already ruined many lives. The extreme addiction makes everything else forgotten, it's all about procuring and financing the drug. Due to this addiction to cocaine, there is a high risk of getting caught on the wrong track, coming into contact with crime and prostitution and losing both job and family.