The Effects and Myths of Cocaine

Views:
 
Category: Entertainment
     
 

Presentation Description

Cocaine is one of the most popular and addictive stimulants offered by the illegal drug industry. Users find appeal in its energizing effects and due to the widespread idea that it’s a drug meant for a prestigious lifestyle. Learn more about Forensic Toxicology at www.environmentaldiseases.com

Comments

Presentation Transcript

The Effects and Myths of Cocaine:

The Effects and Myths of Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most popular and addictive stimulants offered by the illegal drug industry. :

Cocaine is one of the most popular and addictive stimulants offered by the illegal drug industry.

Users find appeal in its energizing effects and due to the widespread idea that it’s a drug meant for a prestigious lifestyle.:

Users find appeal in its energizing effects and due to the widespread idea that it’s a drug meant for a prestigious lifestyle.

Referred to by many as “the champagne of drugs”, cocaine effects only cause addiction and major harm to the body.:

Referred to by many as “the champagne of drugs”, cocaine effects only cause addiction and major harm to the body.

The drug is also known by users as coke, blow, snow, and other nicknames which describe its physical appearance. Cocaine is also abused in a mixture with other drugs such as heroin, which is known as crack.:

The drug is also known by users as coke, blow, snow, and other nicknames which describe its physical appearance. Cocaine is also abused in a mixture with other drugs such as heroin, which is known as crack.

Below are several of these myths, followed by actual facts::

Below are several of these myths, followed by actual facts:

“Cocaine is not addictive.”:

“Cocaine is not addictive.”

Due to the euphoric effects users experience, cocaine is highly addictive and causes constant cravings.:

Due to the euphoric effects users experience, cocaine is highly addictive and causes constant cravings.

Users who give into these cravings become addicted very quickly, and often find it challenging to let go of the drug. 75% of users that try cocaine once become addicted.:

Users who give into these cravings become addicted very quickly, and often find it challenging to let go of the drug. 75% of users that try cocaine once become addicted.

“Cocaine increases sexual pleasure.”:

“Cocaine increases sexual pleasure.”

The effects of cocaine actually cause impotence and a lack of sexual arousal in users.:

The effects of cocaine actually cause impotence and a lack of sexual arousal in users.

“You can’t get a hangover from cocaine.”:

“You can’t get a hangover from cocaine.”

After the euphoric effects of cocaine have dispersed from the system, users feel depression and fatigue.:

After the euphoric effects of cocaine have dispersed from the system, users feel depression and fatigue.

This is due to the pleasure center of the brain no longer feeling as stimulated. Overtime, the cocaine hangover becomes increasingly worse, leading to suicidal tendencies and an irregular heartbeat.:

This is due to the pleasure center of the brain no longer feeling as stimulated. Overtime, the cocaine hangover becomes increasingly worse, leading to suicidal tendencies and an irregular heartbeat.

“It’s okay to try once.”:

“It’s okay to try once.”

Once is all you need to become addicted. This simple fact is why addicts of cocaine exist today.:

Once is all you need to become addicted. This simple fact is why addicts of cocaine exist today.

“Cocaine gives you strength.”:

“Cocaine gives you strength.”

Cocaine will supply users with a feeling of increased energy, but any exercising or intense work outs during its use will increase chances of irregular heartbeats or stroke.:

Cocaine will supply users with a feeling of increased energy, but any exercising or intense work outs during its use will increase chances of irregular heartbeats or stroke.

“Cocaine is safe.”:

“Cocaine is safe.”

Using cocaine regularly can lead to extreme weight loss, infections in the nasal passageway, respiratory failure, paranoia, strokes, hallucinations, and heart problems.:

Using cocaine regularly can lead to extreme weight loss, infections in the nasal passageway, respiratory failure, paranoia, strokes, hallucinations, and heart problems.

These heart problems will become more dangerous depending on continuation and quantity of abuse, which can lead to heart attacks.:

These heart problems will become more dangerous depending on continuation and quantity of abuse, which can lead to heart attacks.

Because of these myths, a lot of people remain to be uneducated about the real devastating effects cocaine can cause to the body.:

Because of these myths, a lot of people remain to be uneducated about the real devastating effects cocaine can cause to the body.

Hopefully by dispelling these false truths, there will be less new users and addicts in the future.:

Hopefully by dispelling these false truths, there will be less new users and addicts in the future.

Learn more about Cocaine Effects at www.environmentaldiseases.com:

Learn more about Cocaine Effects at www.environmentaldiseases.com

authorStream Live Help