Cocaine

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    us in our everyday life. Whether it be to cure a disease, or for one’s own recreational purposes there is simple no escaping drugs. Drugs have been used throughout history and throughout time these drugs have evolved into having different purposes. Cocaine at one point in time had a purpose for curing headaches, and it was not just for one’s own recreational use. Cocaine is glamorized on television and movies to be this really amazing drug, and they really never show what cocaine actually does. Cocaine effects the human body in more ways than one may realize. Such things like physiological and psychological impacts and others like being exposed to different diseases are all things everyone should be aware of when it comes to cocaine. It is important to be educated about the effects of different drugs such as cocaine and what they are capable of doing.…

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  • Cocaine History

    altitude, cocaine was not discovered until 1859 when "German chemist Albert Niemann first extracted cocaine from the coca plant 's leaves" (History of Cocaine Dec. 9, 2016). Unfortunately, even after the discovery of cocaine, it wasn 't until the 1880 's when research into the medical applications of the drug truly began. (History of Cocaine Dec. 9, 2016). The biggest breakthrough in the medical field in regards to the use of cocaine was in the field of ophthalmology, as it proved to be an…

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  • Psychological Effects Of Cocaine

    Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that directly affects the brain and the central nervous system. Many users are unaware of the psychological effects that cocaine has on the brain. The user is mainly worried about using the drug and getting “high” and not the effects that the drug has on their body and brain. Cocaine is a psychoactive drug affecting the central nervous system. Cocaine eats away chunks of the brain and increases blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature, often…

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  • Cocaine Effects

    The definition of cocaine is a drug extracted from coca leaves. Normally cocaine is a crystalline powder. The molecular formula of cocaine is C17H21NO4. Due to the chemical trait of cocaine, Cocaine is dissolved in both water and oil. Cocaine was originally brought to Europe by the invasion of Espanaans in the 16th century in South America. The extraction of alkaloids in 1860 made its structure and efficacy known. In 1884, local anesthetic action of cocaine was demonstrated. Originally, cocaine…

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  • Cocaine And Suicide

    Cocaine and Suicide: What is the Link? 1.5 million people are cocaine users, and the number of people trying it for the first time is increasing yearly. Suicide rates are increasing like just as significantly and the number of substance abusers who have attempted suicide is even higher (Platt). 5% of adults have thought about committing suicide in their life. There is all these statistics but what is the link? How does cocaine affect the mental stability of its users and how does it influence…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Cocaine

    disadvantages. Most people would agree that cocaine is a “bad” drug. However, there is a lot to be said about cocaine. Cocaine has been in use for a long time and has both benefits and disadvantages. What exactly is cocaine? The molecule for cocaine is C17H21NO4 and it is a very powerful stimulant (What is Cocaine, Drugs.com, 2014). Cocaine works in the brain by blocking chemicals in the brain such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. (Cocaine Use and Its Effects, 2014) Cocaine is…

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  • The Psychological Effects Of Cocaine

    Cocaine is a substance that has been around for many years and still remains highly abused today. Cocaine is the psychoactive agent found in coca plants. Coca is one of the first, most compelling and most dangerous drugs of natural origin. It is used medically as an anesthetic and as an illegal drug. During the 1980’s cocaine use was at its finest. It was the preferred drug of use for the wealthy and acclaimed and was part of what some called a captivating life the “Champagne of Drugs”.…

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  • Side Effects Of Cocaine

    1850s, Albert Niemann created cocaine by isolating the coca plant’s main ingredient and mixing it with other chemicals. Niemann thought he created a drug that would benefit the whole world, and for twenty to thirty years or so, the world thought so too, until the severe side effects were later discovered. Cocaine first entered America in 1863 as an unknown ingredient in a fancy wine, and this caused Americans to put cocaine in everything. Americans idealized cocaine and named it “the wonder…

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  • Cocaine And The Avant-Garde In The 19th Century

    grasp the importance of cocaine to the Expressionist poets and the movement as a whole, the history of substance abuse in literature and artistic circles of the years leading up to 1900 must be noted. Cocaine, while being a drug pharmacologically different from the choice recreational pharmaceuticals of the past, most notably opium and hashish, occupies a niche within the greater domain of drug culture among the Avant-Garde and the production of drug literature in particular. “The role of…

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  • Cocaine Impact On Society

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the history of cocaine. Cocaine has brought a lot issues on society. Cocaine is very powerful and continues to have an impact in society. Cocaine has caused many issues such as physical and psychological issues. Cocaine damages the brain and individuals continue to consume the illicit drug. Cocaine can be replaced with medication while in treatment. Cocaine has been around three thousand years before the birth of Christ. Cocaine was isolated as a…

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