Cocaine and Roofies Notes - COCAINE Overview 1 2 high...

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COCAINE Overview: 1. Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug 2. high potential for abuse, but can be administered by a doctor for legitimate medical uses, such as local anesthesia for some eye, ear, and throat surgeries Random facts: 1. The term “crack” refers to the crackling sound produced by the rock as it is heated 2. The faster cocaine is absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to the brain, the more intense the high. Injecting or smoking cocaine produces a quicker, stronger high than snorting. faster absorption usually means shorter duration of action Long term effects: 1. With repeated use, cocaine can cause long-term changes in the brain’s reward system and in other brain systems as well. Tolerance can also happen so addicts have to increase levels of cocaine to receive a sense of euphoria. Short term effects: 1. constricts blood vessels, dilates pupils, increases body temperature/heart
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