Drugs

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COCAINE Cocaine is a drug obtained from the coca plant. It is used medically as an anesthetic and as an illegal drug. It is mostly produced in countries in South America such a Columbia and Mexico. It is also produced in many other countries including the United States. The traditional method of cocaine use is to chew the leaves of the coca plant, giving a mild stimulation. Powder cocaine which is the most popular today is usually inhaled or injected into a vein and provides a lower h

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that mainly affects the brain. Pure cocaine was first extracted from the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca bush, which grows mainly in Peru and Bolivia. Today, cocaine is a Schedule II drug, meaning it can be administered by a doctor for medical uses, such as a local anesthetic. There are two basic forms of cocaine, hydrochloride salt and the "freebase." The hydrochloride salt form of cocaine dissolves in water and can be taken by vein or in the nose.

Cocaine-a powerful central nervous system stimulant-has been a big problem for the Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA) in south Florida since the 1960s. Drug cartels ship coke to the United States frequently, Miami being the main port. Cocaine has several nicknames: C, cream, snow, powder, and blow. This drug doesn't only affect the user but can also affects who ever is around the user. Cocaine isn't just a problem in south Florida, but it's a problem worldwide. Through an investigation a sol

Everybody knows cocaine is bad for you. So why do so many people take it? It gets you high. You feel good for a little while. Then you re sad again. Teenagers have this problem a lot. Scientists have found a way to maybe prevent highs when using cocaine. Actually, they found a way in animals, and they are hoping to use it on humans. The team showed that the epilepsy drug gamma vinyl-GABA, or GVG, blocked cocaine's effect in the brains of primates, including the process that causes a "high" f

Cocaine is a narcotic drug extracted from the South American coco plant. Cocaine deadens skin and mucous membranes. A doctor may use it to deaden the area around a wound before he cleanes it or takes stitches. When it is taken internally, cocaine causes a temporary stimulation of the nervous system ans a feeling of pleasure. However, later, the victim is seized by a feeling of great fear and may even become violent. Marijuana is made form the shredded leaves and stems of the hemp plant

War On Drugs This is supposed to be a free country. I don't see that it would harm you or anybody else if someone smokes a few joints a week in moderation. What is the harm done to you? Is this enough to take fathers and mothers away from children? I know I'm not the sharpest knife in the draw but to say that drug users might abuse the stuff and cause problems for their family or neighbors is not very far from saying that because you have a knife in your kitchen draw that you m

http://www.unl.edu/tcweb/pharm/drugs/abuse/cocaine.html Cocaine and Methamphetamine Cocaine may be used by a physician as a local anesthetic (Mucosal-Local) to numb certain areas of the body prior to examination or surgical procedures (USPDI, 1993). It is also used as a vasoconstrictor. When used as a recreational drug, cocaine acts as a central nervous system stimulant and serves as a euphoriant and mood elevator. It is typically sniffed, snorted, chewed, smoked, or injected. The effects

DRUG ABUSE in the United States of America, we, the people value several things, some of which are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security. We, the people, take such things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the user and all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40

The Day In the Life of A Drug Addict I awoke to the smell of an old house, the lights were off and the house was cold and damp. Doug was nudging me saying "Wake-up! I got us a wake-up . . . get out of bed!" He was wide-awake and holding a sixteenth of cocaine in his hand. My stomach started churring as I got up and ran to the restroom. He had woken me up many days like this but today Doug really had the dope. He enjoyed waking me up and making me think he had some cocaine, but most day

Title: Day in the Life of A Drug AddictContent: Very personal essay Maybe this paper can keep someone from trying drugsI awoke to the smell of an old house, the lights were off and the house was cold and damp. Doug was nudging me saying "Wake-up! I got us a wake-up . . . get out of bed!" He was wide awake and holding a sixteenth of cocaine in his hand. My stomach started churring as I got up and ran to the restroom. He had woken me up many days like this but today Doug really had the