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COCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Our society cannot afford to lose you.

Drugs destroy your freedom.

Butů  Which freedom?

The one that allows you to be responsible for your actions, to be productive and to be a protagonist of the history of your own country.

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system. It is known as a hydrochloride, as a sulphate or as crack cocaine (an intermediate by-product needed to obtain cocaine hydrochloride).

It is produced by mixing crack cocaine and chemical substances and it can be recognized as a fine white powder.

In our society, it is most commonly used by inhalation and aspiration through the nose ("snuffing").

It is known on the streets as "Charlie", "coke", or "rock".

What happens when it is consumed?

Immediate effects: loss of appetite, increase of blood pressure, cardiac rhythm, breathing and body temperature.

Long term effects: It directly affects the central nervous system by altering the absorption of the neurotransmitters (substances that exchange information between nerve cells). The number of neurotransmitters will decrease and there will not be an enough amount of them to maintain a normal mood.

When inhaled, it is absorbed and taken rapidly through the bloodstream to the whole body, especially to the brain.
 

Physiological effects of cocaine hydrochloride consumption

Brain

It alters the biochemistry of the brain causing permanent damage.

Nose

Frequent nose irritation occurs, resulting in the development of ulcers in the mucous membrane and perforations in the septum.

Heart

It causes irregularity in the way the heart functions, heart attacks, a faster heart rate and an increase in the rate of both respiration and body transpiration.

Psychosocial effects of Cocaine Consumption

When cocaine is consumed, it causes the person to feel invincible. But this is only momentary. It will not last long and soon the person will start to experience the real effects.

The person starts to feel symptoms of paranoia: aggressive behavior, hallucinations, convulsions. It is very difficult to keep up a conversation or to learn something. Personal, family, academic and job conflicts increase. The person feels nervous, afraid, and insecure. There is insomnia and lack of appetite. In order to avoid feeling these symptoms, the person needs to keep consuming more frequently and in higher doses.

The ever-increasing urgency to consume forces the person to sell personal belongings, objects from home and even to steal. This makes society ostracize the cocaine consumer by both isolating him and condemning his behavior. The cocaine consumer feels persecuted, useless and starts to manipulate the others, thus becoming a slave of the drug.

That is why you should never be foolish to try it because nobody knows if you will be among the 10% of those who will later become addicts.