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Drugs: Cocaine Does Kill
Death by cocaine overdose holds no favoritism among the classes of race, gender, or wealth; it destroys everything in its path. (Good opening sentence) A short time-ago the world lost Whitney Houston to a heart attack, but truth was cocaine took this remarkable icon from the world. The autopsy revealed she had cocaine in her system. If she had not been drinking and under the influence of cocaine, she may might not have drowned and would still be here today.
Cocaine is killing our children, families, friends, and communities. It takes away from the individual life span. It has an adverse effect on growth, development, and our people’s relationship with our their children. It does nothing but provide a
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(good) Cocaine stimulates the brain and creates an euphoric rush of pleasure. Smoking crack cocaine causes a strong, short-lived high for three to five minutes. Snorting cocaine gives a high with major effect enduring more than 15 minutes but not more than 30 minutes. Smoking cocaine has increased in many cities throughout the world.
The psychological effect varies with doses and the tolerance of the user. It will increase alertness, wakefulness, decrease fatigue, increase concentration, increase energy, and will cause insomnia, and restlessness just to name a few. Repetitive use of cocaine leads to the need for more, and the dose will need to be elevated to capture the same effect. With higher doses comes the pattern of psychosis with confused and disorganized behavior, irritability, fear, paranoia, and hallucinations. The physical effects include increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and sweating. Other physical ailments consist of dilated pupils, decreased sleep, appetite, seizures, stroke, and heart attacks in some individuals. Increasing the doses and prolonged use will cause addiction.
(Watch the extra indent) After dependence has transpired, stopping the use of cocaine does leads to withdrawal.

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