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  • Eric Clapton
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    Cocaine Early on in his career, Eric Clapton seemed to have a difficult time sticking to one band. He played with the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Blues breakers, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, and Cream. But throughout all the time he spent with each of those bands, no solo work was ever thought of until 1970. It was in 1970 that Clapton launched his solo career with his self-titled debut album. His first album had only one real hit, so to speak, with "After Midnight", but is still regard...
  • Last Shot Of Cocaine
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    The Day in the Life of A Drug Addict I awoke to the smell of an old house, the lights were off and the house was cold and damp. Doug was nudging me saying "Wake-up! I got us a wake-up... get out of bed!" He was wide awake and holding a sixteenth of cocaine in his hand. My stomach started churring as I got up and ran to the restroom. He had woken me up many days like this but today Doug really had the dope. He enjoyed waking me up and making me think he had some cocaine, but most days he did not....
  • Potent Drug Cocaine
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    Cocaine The potent drug cocaine was first prescribed as an anesthetic and a painkiller by doctors who believed that it was a safe substitute for morphine. The drug is a white, crystalline compound that has been processed from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythroxylum coca), a tropical shrub commonly found wild in Peru and Bolivia and cultivated in many other countries. For centuries South American Indians have chewed the coca leaves for pleasure and to help them withstand strenuous working cond...
  • Cocaine Traffickers From Colombia
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    Colombian Cocaine Trade Cocaine is produced from the Coca plants usually found in the mountain climates of Colombia. The first cocaine alkaloid was not achieved until 1855. The cocaine alkaloid was first isolated by a German Chemist Friedrich Gaedcke. Cocaine was first used in the 1880's as an anesthetic in eye, nose, and throat surgeries because of its capability to provide anesthesia as well as to constrict blood vessels and limit bleeding. Its therapeutic applications are obsolete in this day...
  • 5 Million People Use Cocaine
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    Just Say No! A Profile Of Cocaine and It's Effects On Two Lives Presented by: J.T. Stocker Mr. Kramer / Mrs. Locke 7 C December 13, 1995 Greek mythology tells of a young god, Morpheus, god of dreams. Morpheus planted a special purple flower called the lotus. Soon the people of the land smelled the sweet flowers and ate them. They immediately feel into a deep and troubled sleep. From that day on, they awoke only long enough to gather the lotus flowers and sleep again. Eventually they lost their s...
  • Cocaine Use
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    COCAINE CLASSIFICATION: STIMULANT HOW TAKEN: SNIFFED, INJECTED OR SWALLOWED DANGERS OF LONG TERM USE: DEPRESSION, CONVULSIONS POTENTIAL PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: NO POTENTIAL PSYCHIC DEPENDENCE: YES POTENTIAL ORGANIC DAMAGE: YES (Conflict of opinion among experts) Cocaine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant that heightens alertness, inhibits appetite and the need for sleep, and provides intense feelings of pleasure. It is prepared from the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca bush, which grows pr...
  • Pablo Escobar
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    Pablo Escobar had a great impact on drug trade to the U.S. in the 1980's. How he got into cocaine, how he smuggled, it shows and how he was brought down. Pablo Escobar was born January 12, 1949. After being kicked out of school, he began his career as a thief in streets of Medellin Colombia. Its rumored that Escobar got his start by stealing tomb stones from local cemeteries, then sand blasting them and re-selling them to Panama. Pablo then started on the drug scene by smoking Colombia's highly ...
  • Powder Cocaine Except Crack
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    Cocaine Base (Crack Cocaine) As mentioned above, powder cocaine cannot be smoked unless chemically altered using the dangerous freebasing technique. Late summer of 1985, New York City drug dealers put an end to the need for freebasing powder cocaine. These same drug entrepreneurs would revolutionize the sale of cocaine and bring terror to the streets of America. The exact inventor of crack cocaine is unknown, but the lasting effects of their discovery is well documented. The benefits of cocaine ...
  • Physical Effects Of Cocaine Use
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    Cocaine Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug of abuse. Individuals who have tried cocaine have described the experience as a powerful high that gave them a feeling of supremacy. However, once someone starts taking cocaine, one cannot predict or control the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug. The major ways of taking cocaine are sniffing or snorting, injecting, and smoking (including free-base and crack cocaine). Health risks exist regardless of whether cocaine is inhaled (...
  • Use And Addiction Of Crack Cocaine
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    Where I come from a low SES community, phrases like "your mom is a crack head", or "shut up crack baby" are said jokingly to make fun of someone during what we call a "rip session". Although said as a joke, some are very offended by the comments. Why? Because for some, crack addiction hits too close to home for comfort. Seeing as how it is easily obtainable in low SES areas, many find themselves falling victim to the powerful substance, crack cocaine. Low SES is just one of the many factors that...
  • Obsession For Incandenza's Film
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    Infinite Jest Introduction Wallace's fictional narrative Infinite Jest is an epic approach to the solicitous and addictive nature of humanity. The novel's diverse characters demonstrate both individually and collectively the fixations and obsessions that bind humanity to the pitfalls of reality and provide a fertile groundwork for the semiotic explanation of addictive behavior. Although Wallace may have actualized the concept of the 'addicted gaze' to the literal or physical response to the view...
  • Stimulant It's A Drug
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    Stimulants What is a stimulant It's a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process as defined in the dictionary. Some stimulants affect only a specific organ such as the heart, lungs, brain, or nervous system, depending on what kind of stimulant it is. There are stimulants that are very harmful and some that actually are made to help people out. Types of stimulants are cocaine, amphetamines, and methamphetamines. The first stimulant that will be discussed is cocaine. Cocaine is an alkaloid ...
  • Habitual Use Of High Levels Of Cocaine
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    web Cocaine and Methamphetamine Cocaine may be used by a physician as a local anesthetic (Mucosal-Local) to numb certain areas of the body prior to examination or surgical procedures (US PDI, 1993). It is also used as a vasoconstrictor. When used as a recreational drug, cocaine acts as a central nervous system stimulant and serves as a euphoriant and mood elevator. It is typically sniffed, snorted, chewed, smoked, or injected. The effects of the drug depend upon the the amount of the dose, the m...
  • Cocaine And Dopamine
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    Well written Essay on Cocaine's effect on the brain It is used in offices, parties, on street corners, in homes, and even in schools. With so much wide-spread abuse, cocaine is in extreme demand. Cocaine abuse has risen 118% since 1990, and continues to rise (World Book Enc. ). Cocaine addiction is easy to understand- it [cocaine] produces a good feeling, so naturally people would tend to want more of it. The question now though, is: how does it produce these feelings, and why is the addiction s...
  • Main People Use Cocaine
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    Cocaine is one of the worst drugs on the streets today. It has destroyed millions of lives and will hurt many more in the years to come. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a group that is concerned. They created a web site (located at web) that gives straight information on cocaine and every other known illicit drug. This information is invaluable to parents. With an enemy like cocaine people need all the information that they can get. The web site explains every thing about Cocaine. Coc...
  • Crack Cocaine
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    Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of a South American shrub. It is a powerfully reinforcing stimulant. The drug induces a sense of exhilaration in the user primarily by blocking the dopamine from going into your brain. Life-long happiness will be genetically pre-programmed. "Peak experiences" will become a natural part of everyday mental health. Cocaine, alas, offers merely a tragically delusive short-cut. Before Columbian times, the coca leaf was reserved for Inca royalty. The natives subs...
  • High Cocaine Dose Group
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    Wilson, Lance. et al. 2000. Tolerance Develops to the Sympathomimetic But Not the Local Anesthetic Effects of Cocaine. Journal of Toxicity: Clinical Toxicology. Vol 38 (7): 719. The objective of this study was to obtain the effects of cocaine in the tolerance development of the sympathomimetic and the tolerance development to the local anesthetic. Twelve mixed-sex mongrel dogs, with the mean body weight of 17.7 kg were randomized to receive six, 5.25 mg / kg doses of cocaine. Arterial pressure, ...

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