Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that is mostly seen in a white powder form. The powder chemical is mixed with cornstarch, sugar, talcum powder or other stimulant drugs, a process known as cutting. When a cocaine dealer cuts the drug, it increases the money they will make and keeps customers coming back for more. Cutting a drug decreases the potency of the drug, making it cheaper and forcing the customer to buy more. Because the drug is cheaper, the customer is more at risk for building a tolerance. When a tolerance is built, the chances of overdose are heightened.
Before it became a street drug, Cocaine was used as a pain killer in the late 19th century. Now, it is illegal, and used as a party drug or something to take you out of reality. It is most commonly snorted where the powder will through the nose tissue and into the bloodstream. It can, however, be rubbed on the gums or ingested.
The most dangerous way to abuse Cocaine is to inject it into the blood stream. Injecting Cocaine rapidly increases the chance of overdose, even death. When Cocaine is smoked the chances of overdose lowers but can still cause a multitude of health problems.
Despite the way you use Cocaine, it is still known as one of the most dangerous drugs in the world. Once the drug slips into your body it can become next to impossible to stop. Cocaine will take over your mind, body and soul causing your life to go in a downward spiral.
Cocaine will physically stimulate your nerve endings and senses in the body. This will then create a sense of euphoria so profound, that the user will build a tolerance to the Cocaine. When a tolerance is built higher dosage of the drug will need to be used to get your desired effect. Also, a user may go from snorting to shooting the Cocaine to try and get the effect that the Cocaine once caused. This, in turn, increases the rates of health risks, overdoses and death.
Cocaine today is a dangerous, money making business. The people who use Cocaine are not just the people on the street. You will find people of all races, occupations, ages and sex that find the drug to be their best friend. It is very common for a wealthy businessman to abuse Cocaine. They need it to focus and stay up for hours on end to make sure that a deal goes right and everyone is doing what need to be to keep the company moving forward.
People abusing Cocaine may think of it as fun and games, not realizing the health risks that come with it. Just like the businessman, it makes people work harder. He thinks Cocaine is harmless until he starts getting chest pains. The businessman, just like most users, don’t know that Cocaine abuse causes stroke, respiratory failure, heart attack and cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain. These risks are for everyone who abuses Cocaine- there is not one person who is safe from these health risks unless they stop using.
Although there are a million dangers that come with abusing Cocaine, the users may not feel like they need to stop. When people use drugs, they tend to feel invincible and think that there are no risks in abusing Cocaine. This is not true. When abusing Cocaine, you are at risk for all health risks. Someone can be using it for years and only accumulate some health issues and another could be using it for months and can be on life support because of the negative effects Cocaine had.
It may seem impossible to stop abusing Cocaine once you have started. You feel as if you have finally found something that cures all your problems and makes the negative emotions bringing you down go away. You probably ask yourself, why would I want to stop something that takes the pain away, even if the pain comes back after a few minutes; it feels good to have a release, even if it is just for a moment.
People may ask you, “Why don’t you just stop?” You see, it is not that simple. When dealing with a Cocaine addiction, or any sort of addiction for that matter, you are dealing with a disease that has no known cure. This disease makes you believe that living the life you are in is normal. It will make you feel as if it is you job to escape reality on a day to day basis.
You have been escaping reality long enough, it is time for you to recover and live the life you deserve. There are treatment centers that can help you safely withdrawal from Cocaine and then proceed to help you recover mentally. You will, in treatment, go through therapy that will help you feel emotions without wanting to escape them and go back to using Cocaine. It may seem scary but you will learn how to process emotions without wanting to mask them, but you will learn life is better this way. It is time to stop living a life that revolves around Cocaine- it is time to start taking care of you. There are many treatment facilities that specialize in Cocaine addiction and if you are ready, they will take you in a treat you. If you have a problem with cocaine and not sure how to stop, give us a call: (866) 578-7471