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Long term effects of cocaine





Cocaine Psychology Today

10/18/2014
03:05 | Author: Kate Thompson

Long term effects of cocaine
Cocaine Psychology Today

Definition of Cocaine: Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that directly affects Long-term effects of cocaine use include addiction, irritability and mood.

Cocaine use has been linked to many types of heart disease. Cocaine has been found to trigger chaotic heart rhythms, called ventricular fibrillations; accelerate heartbeat and breathing; and increase blood pressure and body temperature. Physical symptoms may include chest pain, nausea, blurred vision, fever, muscle spasms, convulsions, coma, and death.

There can be severe medical complications associated with cocaine use. Some of the most frequent complications are cardiovascular effects, including disturbances in heart rhythm and heart attacks; respiratory effects such as chest pain and respiratory failure; neurological effects, including strokes, seizures, and headaches; and gastrointestinal complications, including abdominal pain and nausea.

The duration of cocaine's immediate euphoric effects, which include hyperstimulation, reduced fatigue, and mental clarity, depends on the route of administration.

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What Are the Long-term Effects of Cocaine Use? - Alcoholism

8/17/2014
01:30 | Author: Caitlin White

Long term effects of cocaine
What Are the Long-term Effects of Cocaine Use? - Alcoholism

One of the most dangerous consequences of using cocaine is its powerful addictive qualities making future use unpredictable.

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With repeated cocaine binges, when the drug is used repeatedly at increasingly higher doses, the user can risk adverse psychological and physiological effects, including:

At the same time, users can become more sensitive to cocaine's anxiety-producing, convulsant and other toxic effects.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. " Research Report Series Updated September 2010.

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How cocaine can destroy your body Daily Mail Online

6/16/2014
01:55 | Author: Kate Thompson

Long term effects of cocaine
How cocaine can destroy your body Daily Mail Online

Muscle twitching and convulsions (fits) are also a risk with heavy use, especially One area damaged by long-term cocaine use is the aorta, which is the body's.

Cocaine releases massive amounts of noradrenaline from the nerve endings, which causes blood vessels right through the body to narrow. This leads to a major surge in blood pressure. To the onlooker, the user looks pale and staring, but there may be no other outward signs of the enormous rise in blood pressure.

Here, in a chilling dossier that every parent, teacher and teenager should read, John Henry, Professor of Accident and Emergency Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, describes how the drug destroys the body.

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Long Term Effects - In The Know Zone

4/15/2014
03:40 | Author: Caitlin White

Long term effects of cocaine
Long Term Effects - In The Know Zone

Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use. There is no safe way to use cocaine! The health risks become much worse when combined with alcohol or other drugs.

Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use.

Cocaine's many dangers include: Neurological Effects. Alcohol and cocaine combined produce cocaethylene, which intensifies cocaine's effects and may increase the risk of sudden death. There is no safe way to use cocaine! The health risks become much worse when combined with alcohol or other drugs.

Headaches Convulsions Seizures Coma Heart Disease.

Sexual dysfunction in both males and females Menstrual cycle disturbances Infertility in both males and females Danger During Pregnancy.

Lung Damage and Disease.

Miscarriage, premature delivery, or stillbirth of pregnancies Addicted newborns. Low birth weight, smaller head size, and shorter length in newborns Deformities in newborns of addicted mothers or addicted fathers Other Damage.

Burns in mouth and on hands from smoking "Tracks" - puncture marks on arms or wherever injections are made Infections and sores associated with injection tracks Incontinence (inability to control urination and/or bowel movements) Allergic reactions to cocaine or the additives in street drugs Brain infections - both bacterial and fungal, sometimes leading to abcesses Weight loss and malnourishment due to decreased appetite for food Gangrene (rot) of bowels and other body parts from lack of bloodflow More risk-taking behavior, including unsafe sex Increased risk of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, either from unsafe sex or using infected needles.

Altered heart rhythm Chest pain Very high or very low blood pressure Heart attack Endocarditis -- Heart infection Stroke Sudden death.

Difficulty breathing Chronic bronchitis Ruptured lung structures Collapsed lung Respiratory failure Psychological Damage.

Irritability and mood disturbances Auditory hallucinations (imaginary sounds that seem real) Formication - The sensation that insects are crawling under the skin Reproductive System Damage.

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Cocaine Addiction Symptoms and Effects - Timberline Knolls

2/14/2014
05:15 | Author: Kate Thompson

Long term effects of cocaine
Cocaine Addiction Symptoms and Effects - Timberline Knolls

Given the lower purity level and wider potential for introduction of other dangerous chemicals, long-term crack cocaine users may experience even more.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval.

Quite often cocaine-related deaths are a result of heart attack or seizure followed by respiratory arrest during which the user stops breathing. Regardless of the manner or frequency of use, cocaine abusers can experience heart attacks or strokes.

Given the lower purity level and wider potential for introduction of other dangerous chemicals, long-term crack cocaine users may experience even more dramatic symptoms.

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