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Cocaine Myth #1: It Takes A Long Time To Get Hooked On Cocaine

Cocaine Myths

Myths About Cocaine Cocaine is a natural stimulant produced by the coca plant. Unfortunately, there have been many myths about cocaine since it gained popularity in the 1980s. Movies and television often perpetuate these myths. Clearing up these cocaine myths is very important if you want to understand the danger you are in when you use cocaine.  Cocaine is a severely addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant. It increases the natural chemical messenger (dopamine) levels in brain circuits related to the control of movement and reward. Cocaine comes in a few different forms [1]. The most common is a fine, white powder. It can also be made into a solid rock crystal. What is the difference between crack cocaine and cocaine? No matter how much cocaine is taken, it is dangerous. Some of the most common serious effects of cocaine include heart attack and stroke. It’s just as dangerous to snort cocaine as it is to smoke it or inject it. A cocaine habit costs a lot of money. Cocaine use often looks glamorous in TV shows and in the movies. But cocaine addiction often causes people to lose their jobs, their families, their homes, and their…