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Cocaine & Crack

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Priya M.

on 10 May 2016

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Transcript of Cocaine & Crack

Snorting or
Different ways of use
Some slang names
By Priya, Jake and Ruoxin
Cocaine is Illegal
Cocaine is most often used this way. People "rack" it into "bumps, rails, or lines" of very fine particles of cocaine.
Even though, you are not sharing a needle,
there are still diseases can be spread by snorting. Using the same device to snort can spread blood disease such as hepatitis C.
When people do this, they find a very sharp object like a razor blade, or a knife, and chop the cocaine particles as fine as the user can get the particles. This gives you more to sniff or snort.


When users inject cocaine, just like heroin, you can melt the powder on a spoon and put it in a needle. You then inject it into the blood stream.
When you snort cocaine it takes a total of 10 minutes to enter the blood stream and make its way to the brain. When you inject it straight into the blood stream, it can take as little as 8 seconds to enter the brain.

Cocaine is recreational and medicinal
Short term effects of cocaine
As a recreational drug, it is commonly used to get high.
Cocaine can be medically
used as a anesthetic.
It can also be used to control bleeding due
to vasoconstriction brought on by cocaine.
rapid increase in heart rate and blood pressure, this will eventually block the arteries that are carrying blood to the heart, causing a heart attack.
Long term effects of cocaine
Cocaine is addictive
Withdrawal effects
Signs of cocaine abuse
Intense high that is immediately followed by the opposite. Which is intense depression,
Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain
High blood pressure, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and death
Destruction of tissues in nose, if sniffed
Infectious diseases, if injected
Malnutrition, weight loss
Hearing and feeling hallucinations
Irritability and mood disturbances
Increased frequency of risky behavior
Severe depression
Tolerance and addiction
Loss of appetite
Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature
Contracted blood vessels
Increased rate of breathing
Dilated pupils
Disturbed sleep patterns
Bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior
Hallucinations, abnormally active behavior, irritability
Tactile hallucination that creates the illusion of bugs burrowing under the skin
Intense euphoria
Anxiety and paranoia
Intense drug craving
Convulsions, seizures
sudden death from high doses (even one time)
A complete stop of the drug use are not required to go through withdrawal affects
Agitation and restless behavior
Depressed mood

Generalized discomfort
Increased appetite
Slowing of activity
Nose Candy
Vivid and unpleasant dreams
a chronically runny nose
loss of the sense of smell
difficulty swallowing
cocaine is one of the most dangerous oldest stimulants of natural origins
Cocaine is derived from a plant that is native to south America. It is called a coca plant.
The plant is known as a cash crop in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru.
Cocaine was originally used by ancient Incas. They chewed the coca leaf to get quick energy.
History of cocaine
Cocaine was first extracted from the coca leafs in 1859 by a chemist named Albert Neimann
In the 1880's cocaine was first popularized in the medical community
The first promotion of cocaine was from man who used it. He said it was the cure to depression and sexual impotence
In 1886, the popularity of the drug got a further boost when John Pemberton included coca leaves as an ingredient in his new soft drink, Coca-Cola. The euphoric and energizing effects on the consumer helped to skyrocket the popularity of Coca-Cola by the turn of the century
Fun Facts
Where Cocaine comes from/ how it's made
Cocaine Is A Stimulant
Cocaine is a Hallucinogen
difficulty making sounds when trying to speak. Vocal sounds may be weak, breathy, scratchy, or husky, and the pitch or quality of the voice may change

Where Crack comes from
Some slang names
Different ways of use
Crack is recreational, not medicinal
Short term effects of crack
Long term effects of crack
Crack is addictive
Withdrawl Effects
Signs of Crack abuse
It comes from cocaine, it is actually a type of cocaine
It is made from powder cocaine but is safer and cheaper to make than free-base cocaine
To make it, the powder cocaine is dissolved in a mixture of water and either ammonia or sodium bicarbonate
White Tornado
White Sugar
Devil drug
Loss of appetite
Euphoric feeling
Decreased anxiety
Liver, kidney and lung damage
Respiratory failure
Reduces appetite
Severe tooth decay
Lung damage
Blistering, bruising, and cracked lips
Broken teeth or teeth that look yellow and black
Developing respiratory problems
Rise in blood sugar levels and body temperature
Extreme tiredness
Angry outbursts
Muscle pain
Disturbed sleep
Burned fingers or lips
Dry mouth
Loss of appetite
Hallucinations and confusion
Picking and scratching skin

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