Cocaine is widely known by its used in the original formula for Coca Cola. It can also be found in over-the-counter drugs for kids generally known to relieve pain. However, cocaine has been abused and is responsible for ruining people's lives for many years. Cocaine can be snorted, swallowed, and smoked. It can be dangerous to many organs such as the lungs, the heart, and the neurological system. Besides the potential for addiction, it can also cause severe headaches, heart attacks, and strokes.
Cocaine belongs to the opioid family and it interacts with the brain by lessening the post-synaptic dopamine receptor. This occurs as a reaction to the high levels of dopamine transporter molecules. Transporter molecules help the brain assimilate greater levels of dopamine when using cocaine. In other words, it damages the brain until it doesn't know what to do. It stops regular production of dopamine and demands the user to use more coke in order to fill the receptors. This can become a vicious cycle that can lead to physically painful withdrawals.
People who use coke may become hyperactive and become depressed, agitated, and irritable. Feelings of superiority, paranoia, and anxiety can also become part of the aftermath of cocaine use. These effects tend to wear off 30 minutes or 2 hours later. Users may be tempted to maintain the feelings they experience because of the great pleasure they receive from it.
Cocaine addiction doesn't happen in a day. Users may use it for a while before they become addicted. It all depends on their decision making skills, DNA, body chemistry, and predisposition to addiction. Friends and relatives can also be influential and pressure the individual to use.
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