Cocaine is a fast-acting stimulant that is derived from the coco plant, native to South America. Usage of this drug is widespread, and it is particularly known for having highly addictive qualities.
Effects and Usage
Cocaine is primarily insufflated, or snorted when it is consumed in powder form. It is also abused in the form of intravenous injection. If the cocaine has been processed into crystalline form (then known as crack), it can be smoked.
The effects of cocaine are increased energy and rapid speech, elevated mood and intensity, and reduced fatigue and appetite. The drug acts to increase dopamine reception in the brain, effectively overriding the body’s natural regulating systems.