What are the effects of cocaine?

Cocaine is a stimulant that effects the central nervous system, giving users a quick, intense feeling of Euphoria, power and energy mostly resulting in addiction.

A list of effects of taking cocaine is given below.

  • Elevates heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.
  • Heightened awareness
  • Ability to be highly productive: Peruvian farmers chewed on "cocoa leaves" and were able to work 20 hours a day. The down side was they burned out young and life expectancy was late thirties.
  • Extra energy, followed by lethargy, unless you continue to inject the drug.
  • Paranoia : Psychological symptoms such as delusions of persecution or grandeur; Can make you have suicidal thoughts.
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lack of logical reasoning
  • Sweating
  • Constant runny, red nose
  • Destruction of the septum (cartilage in the nose)
  • ADDICTION: Even after one use, cocaine and crack can create both physical and psychological cravings that make it very, very difficult for users to stop.
  • Destruction of family values: you think you are so slick and discreet; the kids know exactly whats going on and lose trust in you for the constant lying
  • Injecting cocaine can give you hepatitis or AIDS if you share needles with other users.
  • First-time users - even teens - of both cocaine and crack can stop breathing or have fatal heart attacks.
  • Using either of these drugs even one time can kill you.