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Cocaine Addiction Statistics

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What Is Cocaine? As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to increase profits. In addition, they may also mix it with other drugs such as the stimulant amphetamine, or synthetic opioids, including fentanyl drugs. [1] It is highly addictive. Addiction to cocaine can develop quickly, even after trying it only a few times. Cocaine may increase your alertness and energy because it is a stimulant. It affects the neuropathways in your brain, leading you to feel talkative, energetic, and euphoric. Addiction can be physical, meaning your body craves the drug or addiction can be mental or you strongly desire the drug’s effects. For a short period of time, it will bring you feelings of pleasure and satisfaction. As cocaine causes your dopamine levels to rise to make you feel euphoric. Cocaine may also minimize your desire for sleep and food. For some, cocaine helps them think and perform tasks more quickly. Seeing that, many users begin to crave the feelings that cocaine creates. The frequent use of cocaine can cause you to develop a higher tolerance to the drug. Therefore, this may lead you to use…