Effects Of Drugs On The Human Body

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longer period of being “High” than smoking cocaine (Nova Science, 2012, p. 281). However, these “High” periods do not last very long and it is what makes cocaine so addictive. For example, a “High” period when injecting or snorting can last up to 30 minutes at the most, while the “High” period of smoking cocaine can last up to 10 minutes at the most (Nova Science, 2012, p. 281). This forces the user to keep consuming cocaine in order to maintain the “High” period for a longer time. Some of the side effects of cocaine in the human body can be as simple as just headaches, increase of heart rate, nausea, and decrease of appetite; but, for heavy users the side effects can be more dangerous such as the loss of sense of smell, reduce blood flow, anxiety, severe paranoia, seizures, heart attacks, and strokes (Nova Science, 2012, p. 282). Currently, the only way to treat cocaine addiction is through behavioral therapy along with medications (Nova Science, 2012, p. 283). Marijuana is the most consumed illegal drug in the United States (Tetrault & Crothers, 2007). In the streets marijuana is also known as “Weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, cannabis” among many other nick names (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2016). Marijuana are the leaves of the flower Cannabis Sativa and just like cocaine, marijuana can also be consumed in many different ways (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2016). Marijuana can be smoked through cigarettes, pipes, water pipes, cigars; and it
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