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",
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
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
It alters the biochemistry of the brain causing permanent damage.
Frequent nose irritation occurs, resulting in the development of ulcers in
the mucous membrane and perforations in the septum.
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
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