Effects of cocaine - distro del santo

Effects of Cocaine

Cocaine is a highly stimulating drug, made by coca plant’s leaves which is native in South American countries such as Bolivia, Peru,Colombia, and Mexico. It produces quick euphoria with energetic effects that increase alertness and focus of the consumer. Coca leaves naturally contain chemicals that cause to release an intense amount of dopamine. Dopamine is a gland in brain, its release makes consumer feel accomplished and happy.

Coca plant has thousand years old history to its natives. In fact they saw it as a sacred plant and used in traditional and religious purposes. Natives also used to dry the leaves and make tea, and also used it as a spice in their food. They also used to chew to to get a quick boost to keep their day going.

Additionally, coca leaves were crushed in form of a past and natives applied on their wounds to heal faster and numb the area. 

Coca History in Europe

During 1600s Coca first brought to Western culture, Europeans used to chew it for stimulation. During 1700 it was a common topic to increase the potency of coca and extract to use in medical purposes. 

Extraction of cocaine

Cocaine is first isolated from coca leaves by Albert Neiman in 1860. He received his PhD for the invention of modern day cocaine.

Uses of cocaine

Cure to morphine Addiction

During 1878 cocaine was considered a legal drug to as a cure morphine addiction due to its stimulating effects.

Cocaine as an Anaesthetic

Due to numbing properties cocaine was used as anaesthetic for surgeries including eye surgery. 

Natural Stimulant

Cocaine was one of the main ingredient in drinks and foods to have a stimulating effects afterwards. 

Anti Depressant

Coca plant has natural stimulating effects and causes increase of dopamine release in brain. It gives consumers uplifting feelings. 

When cocaine was legal

In the beginning of 1900s snorting cocaine was so popular, particularly in the United States. People used to carry small bottles of cocaine and sniff it. It was as common as smoking a cigar ate, people know its bad to health but do it anyway to get stimulating effects.back then cocaine snorting was known as cocaine sniffing.

When Cocaine became illegal

During 1910 cocaine and heroin related death were highly reported, as people used to abuse it to highly addictive properties. Then U.S put cocaine on international drugs agenda. In 1914 cocaine was banned and considered illegal substance.

However, during the start of world war one, cocaine was given to British troops in form of tablets to get stimulating effects. 

Effects of Cocaine

Short-term effects

  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature
  • Contracted blood vessels
  • Increased rate of breathing
  • Dilated pupils
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Nausea
  • Hyperstimulation
  • Bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior
  • Hallucinations, hyperexcitability, irritability
  • Tactile hallucination that creates the illusion of bugs burrowing under the skin
  • Intense euphoria
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Depression
  • Intense drug craving
  • Panic and psychosis

Long-term effects

  • Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain 
  • High blood pressure, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and death
  • Liver, kidney and lung damage
  • Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
  • Respiratory failure if smoked
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Malnutrition, weight loss
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Auditory and tactile hallucinations
  • Sexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility (for both men and women)
  • Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
  • Irritability and mood disturbances
  • Increased frequency of risky behavior
  • Delirium or psychosis
  • Severe depression
  • Increased Tolerance with time

Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine was first invented during last 1970s, it was initially called as “ready rock”. Crack became a popular form of cocaine due to it faster stimulating effects. It became a trend to youngsters to smoke crack cocaine.

Effects of Crack cocaine

Crack cocaine has intense effects, and is highly addictive. It has short term stimulating effects that last for only 10-15 minutes. 

  • Dilated pupils
  • Increase in Alertness
  • Euphoria
  • Increase attention span
  • Loss of appetite

Negative effects of Crack cocaine

  • Depression
  • Permanent damage to blood vessels
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver damage
  • Lung damage
  • Abscesses
  • Malnutrition
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Reproductive damage and infertility


Cocaine does help you get stimulating effects, but you have to be careful dosage and tolerance. You body will build up tolerance with time, and it causes you to cocaine in higher quality to get the same level of simulating effects. If you have depression, anxiety, or stress then you can use moderate quantity of cocaine, as it has been used in the past for very same reasons. As a party and enjoy drug, nothing can beat cocaine. 





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