By: Mady Brazzell, Shauntel Frye, Crystal Njogu
Cocaine can be called many names, the list below shows some of the few.
- Aunt Nora
- Bernice Binge
- Nose candy
What it is, and does:
Cocaine can be found in two ways: powdered or crystallized (crack). Before it being abused it was originally a pain killer. Some of the ingredients found in it is corn starch, sugars, talcum powder, and other drugs. Cocaine is a very dangerous drug to humans. Once they start, they find it difficult to stop. Cocaine makes you happy, but then as soon as it goes away the user is struck with intense depression. It makes you act unregulated, and have a higher risk of hospitalization. As the user keeps taking the drug, they feel like it is part of their normal life. They might also go crazy in the head. What happens to the body is found while the drug is at long term use. Their is repository failure, liver & kidney damage, tooth decay, and damage to blood vessels.
Even though the US only allows for Cocaine for medical reasons, they try to avoid it as best as they can. Although the user might take it for the first time, there is still risk of getting an overdoes. Those effects can be agitation, increased body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, and even death. The drug is abused by users who feel like they need the sense of happiness, and freedom. In 2006 35.5 million kids 12 years and older reported to a study that they did Cocaine. If that isn't surprising, 8.6 stated they used crack.
- Since one of the main ingredients is from coca leaves, Coalmine is most commonly made in South America. The actual places are Bolivia, Peru, and Columbia. It is the second trafficked illegal drug in the US.
- Coca-Cola had Cocaine (hence the name) in their product in 1886, but they took it out in 1903.
- Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud who used the drug, recommend it to everyone he knew. His best friend reported hallucinations of white snakes crawling on his skin.
Cocaine is a negative to a life, any life. It can leave you physically and mentally deformed. Before you do something illegal, remember that you would be illegal to.