The Truth about Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is usually in powder form. It causes a short-lived, intense “high” that is immediately followed by depression, edginess and a craving for more.Street names:Aunt Nora
Ball
Bernice
Blow
C
Charlie
Coke
Dust
Flake
Mojo
Nose candy
Paradise
Pony
Sneeze
Sniff
Snow
Toot
WhiteShort-term effects:

Poor eating and sleeping
Increased heart rate and breathing
Muscle spasms and convulsions
Paranoia, anxiety and hallucinations
Severe depression and hostility

Long-term effects:

Severe tooth decay
Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
Respiratory failure if smoked
Irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain and heart, leading to strokes, heart attacks and death Sleep deprivation, liver, kidney and lung damage, loss of appetite
Sexual dysfunction and reproductive damage and infertility
Frequency of risky behavior
Delirium or psychosis

All information graciously provided by The Foundation For a Drug Free World.

www.drugfreeworld.org

by josie

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