Crack cocaine, aka benzoylmethylecgonine, is one of the most addicting and deadly drugs. It has many negative effects on the body, especially the nervous system. The effects on the user are usually long-lasting and irreversible. It is classified as a stimulant drug, meaning that it excites any bodily function. Stimulants
Cocaine is known by many names such as toot, sneeze, coke, nose candy, etc. In the
What is Cocaine? Cocaine is the most powerful stimulant of natural origin. It is taken from the leaves of the coca plant which is native to the Andean highlands of South America. It is a potent brain stimulant and one of the most addictive drugs. In ancient times, South American natives used coca for religious and medicinal purposes. The natives took advantage of cocaine’s stimulant properties to fight fatigue and hunger or to enhance endurance.
Cocaine (coke) is made from the Erythroxylon coca plant, a coca tree that grows high in the Andes Mountains of South America. The coca farmers' purpose is to pick and
Jerry Reeves Ms. Cerny English 11 13 April 2016 The Dangers of Cocaine Cocaine, a narcotic drug that took the entire world by storm in the 1980’s, has continued to find it’s way into countries all over the world. The drug is a highly addictive stimulant that is extracted from the leaves of the Erythroxylon
Today, cocaine is commonly derived from the coca plant that is most commonly grown in Columbia but also Peru and Bolivia. It is harvested and processed into a “coca paste” which the base of is extracted and turned into the white powder form of cocaine. Once the powder is made it is often mixed with laundry detergent, laxatives, or boric acid to cut down the potency and have more to distribute. Cocaine can be used snorting, smoking, injecting or swallowed. The United States outlawed cocaine in the early 1920’s but it wasn’t until the 1970’s and middle of the 1980’s that cocaine was at
Cocaine is one of the oldest, most powerful and most dangerous stimulants in the world. This powerfully addictive drug effects over 35 million people In the United States. Cocaine addiction prevents a person from being a productive member in our society. It also increases the cost for law enforcement and
The purpose of this research paper is to inform my audience of three primary sections based on biological aspect of the addictive substance cocaine, and its addictive properties. This will include the primary effects on the brain and other organs in the human body. The second section will confer, clinical
Stimulants Cocaine also known as crack cocaine is a stimulant drug, a stimulant raises one’s heart rate, attention and awareness and breathing. Stimulants were used to treat respiratory issues but is now prescribed for individuals with ADHD. In the 1800’s is when cocaine began to be seen as an
Cocaine is one of the most euphoric, exciting, fun substances in the world - and also the most dangerous. It creates the perfect feeling, the invincible high. It is so strong and has so many beneficial qualities that it was once called the miracle drug, but the miracle drug has its downsides too. The miracle drug is dangerous. The miracle drug is deadly. Cocaine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug that alters the mind and body of humans of all ages and consequently changes their entire thought process. It chemically alters the mind, increases the physical ability of people (while also destroying their bodies) and morphs their entire mental state into something great (while also turning them into paranoid schizophrenics).
Cocaine is naturally occurring; being harvested from the leaves of the cocoa plant, whereas methamphetamine is completely man made. “Methamphetamine is manufactured using common household and industrial ingredients such as over-the-counter cold/allergy medicines, drain cleaner, battery acid, gun cleaner, gasoline additives, muriatic acid, ammonia, lye, acetone and kitty litter” (Crystal Meth Addiction.org. 2013).
After many thousands of years of people chewing on coca leaves from South America to obtain their mildly stimulating effects, the chemical substance, cocaine, is now extracted from that same leaf and is currently classified as a Schedule II drug. Cocaine is a stimulant and can be used legally,
Cocaine is one of the most dangerous and one of the oldest known natural drug .Cocaine is originally called as coca and is a dry leaf of a coca tree which is chewed by the ancient people long before the birth of Jesus Christ to speed their breathing, especially those who lived in high mountains to counter effect the thin mountain air. Ancient people especially those whom live in Peru used coca leaves as rituals and only used it during religious ceremonies. During the Spanish colonization, invaders began to destroy the rituals of the natives and abuse the use of coca leaves to force and easily control the natives to work in their silver mines. It was Albert Niemann a German chemist in 1859, extracted cocaine from dried coca leaves and used it as a medical tool while not knowing the bad effects of cocaine. He promotes the use of cocaine to his family and close friends whom ended up suffering negative effects like hallucinations. In the early 90’s Colombian drug cartel leaded by Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria began to set up routes for smuggling cocaine into America. Many Colombian people including innocent people, police officers, prominent politicians and rival cartels domestically and abroad were killed during Pablo’s time. Cocaine made Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria the wealthiest known criminal in history with a net worth estimated to be $30billion in the late 90’s which is equivalent to about $55billion as of 2016 at his
Common names for Cocaine are: Coke; Charlie; Snow; and ‘C’ Cocaine can be identified as a white powder which can then be snorted up a person’s nose, an alternative method to taking is to inject directly into the blood stream. Crack Cocaine comes about by chemically altering the Cocaine powder to form hard crystals, which can be known as ‘rocks’.
Crack Cocaine Crack Cocaine is the crystal form of cocaine, which normally comes in a powder form. It comes in solid blocks or crystals varying in color from yellow to pale rose or white. A popular way to do crack cocaine is to heat and smoke it, others may inject it