December 9, 2013

Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug of abuse. Once having tried cocaine, an individual cannot predict or control the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug. The major routes of administration of cocaine are sniffing or snorting, injecting, and smoking (including free-base and crack cocaine). […]
August 28, 2013

Cocaine

The effects of cocaine are fast acting. Cocaine gives the feeling of pleasure making the person feel very alert and focused and as if they have large amounts of energy. Cocaine can also make the person feel almost superhuman but the impact is short lived. Feelings can be very intense […]
August 6, 2013

Cocaine – why do people take it and what does it do?

Cocaine can make the user feel euphoric, positive, wide awake and generally very confident. These effects alongside the fact that many are able to drink alcohol whilst on the drug make it clear why exactly people take cocaine recreationally as users may be able to release their inhibitions and find […]
July 31, 2013

The dangers of cutting agents in cocaine.

Cocaine is cheaper in the UK than most other European nations; considering the fact that the UK pays more for alcohol cigarettes and even petrol than most European states it is somewhat surprising that Britons have access to some of the cheapest blow in Europe when the quality of the […]
July 16, 2013

The link between Nicotine and Cocaine use

Research carried out by Dr. Amir Levine, Eric R. Kandel, and Denise Kandel at Columbia University examined the link between nicotine and cocaine. In their experiments, mice that were recurrently exposed to nicotine showed much more addiction-like behaviors and addiction-related brain changes when then exposed to cocaine than mice that had never had nicotine. Those […]
April 1, 2013

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine can be taken in many different ways, the vapour can be smoked, it can be injected in the liquid form, however the most common is when it is snorted, and the drug is absorbed through the nasal tissue and filters into the blood stream. It affects people in different […]
October 31, 2012

Cocaine and its effects

Almost instantly after taking a single dose of cocaine the effects will be apparent and will disappear relatively quickly. Generally a single dose will be up to 100mg making the user feel elated, chatty, energised and alert, whilst at the same time decreasing the desire for food or sleep. Dependent […]
July 13, 2012

Cocaine addiction

It is true that there are a multitude of different addictions and substances people choose to abuse but there is one certain addiction that has got to epidemic levels worldwide.  This addiction is to cocaine. Cocaine, in particular, is one of the most difficult to kick. Yes, it can be […]
July 11, 2012

Crack addiction and treatment

The problem with crack as a drug and thus addiction to it is changing and developing in Europe and the UK. This ultimately leads to greater health and social problems which can challenge and destabilise society. According to the British Crime Survey (2003-2004), since 2001 the use of crack is greater […]
February 3, 2012

Cocaine Addiction Destroys The Family

  Although the cocaine addict doesn’t intend to draw everyone into their addiction, they do.  Cocaine is one of the most rampant addictions in today’s society and it is also one of the hardest addictions to break.  People start out with it innocently enough; say, at a party, but then […]
November 1, 2011

The effects of cocaine on the body

The Effects of Cocaine on the Body   Major effects are loss of consciousness that can be caused by not breathing or bleeding in the brain, severe headache, seizures, stroke, hyperthermia (increased body temperature), coma, loss of vital support functions (such as low blood pressure, slow heart rate, slow respirations) and death. Brain […]