Interesting Facts about Cocaine10 Facts about Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most well known drugs and is also one of the most addictive drugs. If you were to purchase cocaine on the streets it comes in two forms, cocaine hydrochloride and "crack" cocaine. Cocaine is a very short living drug and usually only has an effect on a person for about an hour, which leads a person to have to use cocaine many times through out the day. As most of us are already aware there are many side effects that result in the use of Cocaine. Read on to find out a few of the known side effects as well as many interesting facts that you may not have known about this lethal drug.

Interesting Facts about Cocaine

1. Cocaine is made from the processing of the leaves from the coca plant.

2. When Cocaine is processed into a crystal form it is know as "crack". "Crack" is a smokable form of cocaine which is made by adding baking soda to cocaine and waiting for it to dry.

3. Cocaine numbs any human tissue that it comes in contact with and speeds up a persons nervous system.

4. Babies who are born to mothers who do cocaine can have brain damage, premature birth and could face spontaneous aboprtion.

5. The long term effects for a person that does cocaine include strokes, heart irregularities, increased blood pressure, low sex drive, insomnia, depression and of course possible death due to heart or lung failure.

6. If a person is caught with cocaine the approximate prison sentence is 7 years, however if a person is caught with cocaine for the purpose of tragfficking they can serve a life time in prison.

7. The typical syptoms of withdrawls include depression, hunger and fatigue.

8. When a person uses Cocaine for the first time they experience an extreme high, which they can never experience again. Users try to experience this same high again but it is almost impossible and only leads to overdose.

9. Cocaine can be used by either snorting, smoking or injecting it through intravenous. Users risk getting other major health issues if they use a contaminated needle such as AIDS, hepatitis B or C and infections in the heart.

10. When chewed Coca leaves, which are the source of cocaine, can produce a very mild stimulation. Chewing Coca leaves are not addictive and the side effects do not even compare to the effects of a using a Coca leaf once it is purified.