Cocaine: A Powerful Drug

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Cocaine is a powerful drug. Made from coca plants in South America it usually is found as fine, white powder. Many times when it is sold on the street is it mixed with other things such as flour, cornstarch, and talcum powder. This powder is either snorted or rubbed on the gums. Or it could be mixed with water and injected or with heroin in what is called a “Speedball”. It can also be mixed with baking soda and water to make white rocks. These rocks, called crack cocaine, are smoked in a pipe.

Cocaine causes your brain to release Dopamine. This chemical is what your brain releases as a rewarder. It creates a good feeling and then is recycled into the cells. Cocaine prevents the recycle effect so you build up excessive amounts. Short term
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