The Short and Long Term Effects of Cocaine Can Be Deadly
Cocaine produces a short-lived, intense high that induces effects which are found to be pleasurable by its users. Effects from cocaine includes euphoria, a boost in self-confidence, and sociability. The effects one experiences after the initial effects and symptoms of cocaine wear off are not as pleasurable as the initial effects. Cocaine users experiences intense depression, edginess and a craving for more amounts of the drug. Cocaine ultimately interferes with the way the brain processes chemicals, causing users to need more of the drug to feel “normal.”
What You Didn't Know About "Coming Down" from Cocaine
The comedown from cocaine can be very dangerous due to some of its effects. Coming down from a cocaine high can cause one to go into a severe depression causing the user to do almost anything to gt more of the drug - even if it means committing murder or suicide. Just as cocaine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug, both the short term and long term effects can be just as dangerous and detrimental. Cocaine addicts must live with the fear of overdose and cocaine toxicity.
Effects of Cocaine Use
Cocaine has the ability to influence both the physical and psychological body adversely. Some of these effects cause permanent damage if not attended to by a medical professional, or if allowed to progress steadily without intervention or cease of cocaine usage. The short and long term effects of cocaine use includes:
Disturbed sleeping patterns
Bizarre and sometimes violent behavior
Loss of appetite
Delirium or psychosis
Severe tooth decay
Liver, kidney, and lung damage
Malnutrition, weight loss
Increased heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure
Abrupt mood swings
Permanent damage to blood vessels in the heart and brain
Destruction of tissues in the nose (if snorted)
Respiratory failure (if smoked)
Increased risky and illegal behaviors
Sexual problems such as infertility for men and women
High blood pressure which often results in heart attacks, stroke
Schizophrenia-like symptoms such as paranoia
Cocaine's Effect on the Brain
Cocaine ultimately interferes with the way that the brain processes chemicals, causing them to experience more and more of the drug ultimately leading to an addiction. Cocaine is the number illicit drug responsible for emergency room visits than any other illicit drug. Large amounts of cocaine can intensify one’s high, however the more the drug is used the more detrimental the effects become. Serious health complications are commonly associated with heavy cocaine use, especially cardiovascular and neurological-related health complications.
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