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What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is an incredibly addictive illicit substance. Research shows that once a person experiments with cocaine he often cannot control the degree to which he will desire and use the drug. In the U.S. cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug. According to, nearly one percent of Americans, or 2.1 million people use cocaine. On the black market, cocaine has been referred to as White Pony, Flake, Line, Coke, Dust, Rock, Crack, Powder and Sneeze among others. It is white in color and has the texture of a fine powder or crystal paste. It is rarely pure, often combined with sugar, flour and other additives. Unlike cocaine, crack cocaine has the shape of a rock. It is often a cream or salmon color. Cocaine has its origin in South America, as it was first extracted from the leaves of the coca plant there. It is classified as a stimulant that affects the central nervous system as well an appetite suppressant. Cocaine may be sniffed, snorted, injected or smoked. Cocaine creates of sense of euphoria, alertness, feelings of well-being as well as increased energy, focus and motor activity. Often, the user feels high, powerful, confident, and invincible. Although, after the euphoric sensation disappears the user is left feeling hyper-alert, agitated, depressed, anxious, and paranoid. Tremors, convulsions and increased body temperature are also common with excessive doses. Addictive use of cocaine use typically leads to severe physical and social problems.

Possible Cocaine Vaccine

on Tuesday, 26 June 2012.

cocaine addiction vaccine

An interesting study is being conducted that could cure cocaine addiction with one shot.

Man Arrested For Cocaine Intoxicated Dog

on Thursday, 31 May 2012.

Cocaine Intoxicated Dog

Man is arrested after his dog tested positive for cocaine.

Boxer Johnny Tapia Dead at 45

on Tuesday, 29 May 2012.

Johnny Tapia Dead at 45

Boxer Johnny Tapia, who struggled with addiction for years, is found dead at age 45.

Choking Man Arrested for Crack Cocaine

on Sunday, 27 May 2012.

Crack Cocaine Addiction

Police arrest a man, after he choked attempting to swallow a bag of crack cocaine.

Mother Charged in Death of 7-Day Old Because of Her Cocaine Use

on Wednesday, 23 May 2012.

Mother Used Cocaine While Pregnant

This mother is charged with the murder of her 7-day-old child. The baby's official cause of death was premature birth and maternal cocaine use.

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