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Cocaine misuse dynamics

Cocaine misuse dynamics

Cocaine misuse dynamics.The point is, it may not matter how it’s administered, the effects remain the same

Cocaine misuse dynamics: Effects of using cocaine

I believe this is not the first time you are hearing of cocaine misuse dynamics. Cocaine is very dangerous and addictive. Though illegal cocaine usage dynamics is not new to us as it is almost readily available on the streets and can easily be accessed by those who need it. And just like we have mentioned, experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of Doctor Dalal Akoury reiterates that cocaine is a powerful and addictive stimulant drug. It is normally extracted from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. The cocaine extracts normally come in two forms e.g. powder and crack.

Cocaine misuse dynamics: Powder cocaine

This is a white powder and scientifically known as the hydrochloride salt. Because it is an illegal substance, it is mainly smuggled in the streets and the street dealers often mix it with other substances like cornstarch, talcum powder, or sugar. Besides that, for it to serve its purpose effectively, street dealers also mix cocaine with active drugs like procaine. Remember that procaine is a chemical that produces local anesthesia. Why do they need this ingredient? It is because a local anesthetic causes one not to feel pain in a specific area of the body. This is helpful to their final consumers who may suffer signs of withdrawal symptoms and this chemical will be able to address that effect. The powder cocaine can also be mixed with other stimulants like amphetamines.

When cocaine is in powder form it can only be administered into the body either through snorting or injection. For it to be injected the powder needs to be mixed with water and the solution injected using a needle.

Cocaine misuse dynamics: Crack

Crack cocaine comes after processing. It is the final product of the powder cocaine mixed with ammonia and sometimes mixed with soda and water. This mixture is then heated to produce the cocaine crystals. It is the crystals that are being smoked by users as the final product. And if you are wondering of where the name crack came from, every time crack cocaine is subjected to some heat, it normally produces some cracking sound from the burning rocks or crystals. It is from that experience that the term crack is derived.

Now that we have the final product, who is it administered into the body? Doctor Akoury says that crack cocaine is administered into the body through smoking normally using a small glass pipe. The process is simple as the crystal is heated to produce vapors that are absorbed into the blood through the lungs.

Finally, whichever method of administration used, the effects of cocaine will still be negative to the body. In most cases, users keep using more and more of the drug to keep the high experience. This can be very dangerous and corrective measures needs to be taken. If you or anyone you know is struggling with cocaine addiction, you can call doctor Akoury today and book an appointment with her for the commencement of your recovery process.

Cocaine misuse dynamics: Effects of using cocaine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crack cocaine administration

Crack cocaine administration

Crack cocaine administration into the body in whichever way will have serious health complications to any user

Crack cocaine administration: Power in the powder

Is there any difference between cocaine and crack cocaine? For a better understanding, it is important to know the mode of crack cocaine administration and cocaine drugs into the body. Because of that, we want to focus on the topic “understanding cocaine and crack cocaine” progressively. This is not going to be the first time we are doing this, but it is still important that people get to know the dangers of using cocaine and other drugs as well. Ordinarily, cocaine can be taken orally by snorting it through the nose, injected with a syringe or in the case of crack, through inhalation of the fumes from heating it. The terms used to describe ingestion include chewing, snorting, mainlining which is the injection into a large vein and smoking. By definition, the word cocaine refers to the drug in a powder form and a crystal form (crack). It is made from the coca plant and, next to methamphetamine, creates the greatest psychological dependence of any drug.

Short-term Effects

Cocaine causes a short-lived intense high that is immediately followed by the opposite—intense feelings of depression and edginess and a craving for more of the drug. People who use it often don’t eat or sleep properly. They can experience greatly increased heart rate, muscle spasms, and convulsions. The drug can make people feel paranoid, angry, hostile and anxious, even when they aren’t high.

Long-term Effects

In addition to those effects already mentioned, cocaine can cause irritability, mood disturbances, restlessness, paranoia, and auditory (hearing) hallucinations. Tolerance to the drug develops so that more is needed to produce the same “high.”

Coming down from the drug causes severe depression, which becomes deeper and deeper after each use. This can get so severe that a person will do almost anything to get the drug—even commit murder. And if he or she can’t get cocaine, the depression can get so intense it can drive the addict to suicide.

Crack cocaine administration: Crystal meth & methamphetamine effects

Crystal meth and meth are inhaled, smoked or injected. Low doses are in pill form. This is a form of methamphetamine that resembles small fragments of glass or shiny blue-white rocks. Their street names may include ice, crystal, glass among many other names. It is a highly powerful and addictive man-made stimulant that causes aggression and violent or psychotic behavior. Many users report getting hooked (addicted) from the first time they use it. It is one of the hardest drugs to treat and any form of preventing its usage nonetheless you can always consult with doctor Akoury in the case of any concern about these drugs.

Short and long-term effects

Negative effects can include disturbed sleep patterns, hyperactivity, and nausea, delusions of power, increased aggressiveness and irritability. Can cause decreased hunger and bring on weight loss. In higher doses has a greater “rush,” followed by increased agitation and sometimes violence? Other effects can include insomnia, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, and paranoia. Can cause convulsions leading to death. Increased heart rate and blood pressure, damage to blood vessels in the brain, leading to strokes or irregular heartbeat and cardiovascular (involving the heart and blood vessels) collapse or death. Can cause liver, kidney and lung damage. Users may suffer brain damage, including memory impairment and an increasing inability to grasp abstract thoughts. Those who recover are usually subject to memory gaps and extreme mood swings.

Crack cocaine administration: Power in the powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cocaine addiction sensitivity

Cocaine addiction sensitivity

Cocaine addiction sensitivity. This affects not just the brain but also the whole body organs including the skin

Cocaine addiction sensitivity: Cocaine craving

In the long journey of addressing drug addiction complications, one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to solving the problem of addiction is drug cravings. This is so because of the way the brain works. Like with all substances, cocaine addiction sensitivity to the mind is a worrying concern. Many craves for the drug and so are not able to remain focus to treatment that is why our team of experts from the home of addiction solutions (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury who is also the founder of the facility, we want to explore on the possibilities of dealing with the mindset sensitivity about cocaine addiction with a view of finding lasting solutions to the scourge.

  • Describing craving
  • Identifying triggers
  • Avoiding cues
  • Coping with craving

Cocaine addiction sensitivity: Describing craving

Having understood what cravings is our next point would be to get the essential sense of the patients’ experience of craving. This can be very broad and may include having the knowledge about the following information.

What is craving like for you? – Doctor Akoury says that cravings or urges as it is commonly known are experienced in much different of ways by different patients. Like for instance an individual could say, the experience is primarily somatic that is to say, a patient would just get a feeling in the stomach or the heart races or just start smelling the element being craved for. For others, craving is experienced more cognitively; like for example one would say that “I need it now” or “I can’t get it out of my head” or “It calls on me.” Or it may be experienced effectively; for example, “I get nervous” or “I’m bored.” Depending on your individual experience, it is important that when seeking for help, you let your therapist know your experience with craving, this way they will be able to get to the roots of the problem and offer solutions effectively.

Are you bothered by craving? – There is tremendous variability in the level and intensity of craving reported by patients. For some, achieving and maintaining control over craving will be a principal treatment goal and take several weeks to achieve. Other patients deny they experience any craving. Gentle exploration with patients who deny any craving especially those who continue to use cocaine often reveals that they misinterpret a variety of experiences or simply ignore craving when it occurs until they suddenly find themselves using. Other, abstinent patients, who deny they experience any craving often when asked, admit to intense fears about relapsing.

How long does craving last for you? – In this journey doctor Akoury says that to make the point about the duration and nature of craving, it is often very important for professionals to point out to their patients that they have rarely let themselves experience an episode of craving without giving in to it.

How do you try to cope with it? – Getting a sense of the coping strategies used by patients will help the therapist identify their characteristic coping styles and select appropriate coping strategies. Of course, it is not going to be a walk on the path and that is why the help of professionals from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center is all you need along the way.

Cocaine addiction sensitivity: Cocaine craving

 

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