Effects of Cocaine
Cocaine is one of the most abused drugs in the world. People use it for pleasure in spite of knowing its side effects. Cocaine is smoked, sniffed and injected. It stimulates the central nervous system which affects the brain. Brain processes a chemical called as Dopamine, which is responsible for enjoyment and motivation to do things. This is released naturally in the brain which ensures the healthy living of a person. Less Dopamine or imbalance of Dopamine might cause fatigue, weakness and depression.
Effects of Cocaine are extremely damaging on the body and the brain. The damage starts from short term health issues which cause permanent damage and addiction and ultimately death. Effects of Cocaine depend upon the quantity of intake. The consequences can be classified into short term effects and long term effects. When a person takes Cocaine for the first time he or she experiences short term effects such as mental alertness, dilated pupils, fast heart beats, suppressed appetite and increase in the body temperature.
Even a first time Cocaine user can experience short term effects mentioned above. As every person reacts to this drug in a different manner, symptoms might differ in different people. Once the person gets used to Cocaine and starts taking it regularly, the adverse happens. Long term effects such as Paranoia, addiction, mood disorders, irritability and hallucination are seen in Cocaine addicts who have been taking it since months and years. The harmful effects of this drug include high blood pressure, seizures and cardiac arrest. A good Detox program is one step forward toward recovery but a full program has better, long standing results.
For those who wish to lose weight, Cocaine works as the best hunger suppressant. It is heard that models use Cocaine to keep themselves in shape. Excessive intake causes serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and gastrointestinal problems. In some cases Cocaine has caused chest pain, blurred vision, fever, spasms and coma too.
Over the time Cocaine addicts become resistant to the drug. Due to this they keep increasing the dose for more euphoria. In the attempt to get the same feeling they experienced the first time they get drowned in the drug which finally leads to insanity or death.
Other than the health problems craving for Cocaine can lead to behavioral changes such as stealing, lying, aggressiveness etc. In other words this drug can change the lifestyle of any ordinary person. With limited doses and self-control is not enough to avoid becoming an addict to Cocaine.
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