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  • Used Drugs Opium
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    Introduction Many different drugs have different effects on the body. This paper focuses on the effects caused by three widely used drugs opium, cocaine, and cannabis. They have many common effects between them. Some characteristics of the effects of those drugs are those of stimulants and others are those of depressants. We will describe the chemical effects of each drug on the body. Opium Opium is a drug produced from the capsules of the opium poppy. When fresh from the plant it is a gooey lig...
  • Treatment Process For A Cocaine Addict
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    For many centuries people have used different drugs for various reasons. Depending on which decade you are in there are particular drugs of preference and abundant usage. Cocaine is most commonly used among 18-25 year olds rather then other age groups. I chose cocaine because it is what effects people my age most commonly. Cocaine was first used in the late 1800's as a local anesthetic during surgeries. Cocaine is considered the most potent stimulant of natural origin. Cocaine can be used in man...
  • Hallucinogen And Cocaine
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    Drugs are one of the biggest problems in society today. The use of these illegal substances have increased over the years at an alarming rate and can all be fatal to a person's health, and life. In this report, I have chosen to look at Acid, a hallucinogen and Cocaine, a fatal stimulant. Acid, also known as LSD or Trips comes as tiny pieces of card and it is a mind drug. Being a hallucinogen, it distorts the mind and how a person thinks. The are minimal as it works on the psychological part of t...
  • Cocaine Use Prior To The Infant's Birth
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    The Effects of Prenatal Cocaine-Exposure On Cognitive Development There are many factors that are integrated into the successful development of a child from Prenatal growth into toddler hood. Teratogens (outside factors) have a great impact on the babies' in utero development. Some outside factors like second-hand smoke, smog, or fumes from cleaning chemicals can cause negative effects on the child inside the womb. A few major affects from teratogens could result in low birth weight, head circum...
  • Rate Of Current Cocaine Use
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    Cocaine is a drug extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. It is a potent brain stimulant and one of the most powerfully addictive drugs. Cocaine is distributed on the street in two main forms: cocaine hydrochloride is a white crystalline powder that can be snorted or dissolved in water and injected; and " crack' is cocaine hydrochloride that has been processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water into a freebase cocaine. These chips, chunks, or rocks can be smoked. Coc...
  • 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...
  • 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 (...
  • Producers Of The Coca Plant
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    10 February 2002 THE COCA AND THE COCAINE WAR The current "War on Drugs" involves skirmishes in an arena with two fronts: The consumer and the manufacturer. The successes and failures of the battle are not clearly identified without first looking at how the battle can be ultimately won. When it comes to cocaine, the problem of punishing the whole instead of the individual is hard to define. Many countries use the raw ingredient, the coca plant, as part of a social and cultural structure. The onl...
  • Drug Cocaine
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    My report is on the drug cocaine. I will tell mainly how it affects the body and nervous system. I also have included where Cocaine comes from to help understand exactly what we " re talking about, and to clear up any misunderstanding about the drug. Cocaine is both a central nervous system stimulant and an anesthetic. It is found in the leaves of the coca plant. The traditional method of coca use is to chew the leaves, producing a mild stimulation. Outside of South America it is generally used ...
  • Potent Drug Of Cocaine
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    This paper will be describing the history, celebrity use, effects, and research of the drug, Cocaine. The scientific name of the street drug is cocaine hydrochloride, because there is a salt molecule bound to the cocaine alkaline molecule. Most cocaine that is purchased on the street is hardly pure, and can vary as much as 15% to 90% actual cocaine. Those who sell these illegal drugs use the practice of cutting the pure substance with sugars and even powdered milk. Everyday 5000 Americans try co...
  • 17th Century
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    THE SHAKESPEARE Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon in England allowed South African researchers to analyze 24 pipe fragments in Pretoria. Though marijuana degrades over time, eight of those pipe fragments showed signs suggestive of marijuana, the scientists said. Two of the pipe samples tested also showed evidence of cocaine. Others showed traces of tobacco, camphor and a chemical with hallucinogenic properties, the study said". We do not claim that any of the pipes belonged to Shakespeare ...
  • 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...
  • High As 114 F Psychotropic Effects Cocaine
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    Why use cocaine This is a question that perplexes many doctors of medicine and psychology. As an ex user, I feel that this topic is one that I have a personal interest in. I will start by defining what cocaine is. Cocaine is a colorless or white crystalline powder extracted from coca leaves, occasionally used in medicine as a local anesthetic especially for the eyes, nose, or throat and widely used as an illicit drug for its euphoric and stimulating effects. It is a naturally occurring substance...
  • Problem In South Florida
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    Cocaine-a powerful central nervous system stimulant-has been a big problem for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in south Florida since the 1960's. Drug cartels ship coke to the United States frequently, Miami being the main port. Cocaine has several nicknames: C, cream, snow, powder, and blow. This drug doesn't only affect the user but can also affects who ever is around the user. Cocaine isn't just a problem in south Florida, but it's a problem worldwide. Through an investigation a solution wi...
  • 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...
  • Use Of Powder Cocaine And Crack
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    This chapter introduces the pharmacology of crack cocaine to help readers evaluate the claims that have been made regarding its danger to individual users and society. Because, materially and pharmacologic ally, crack is cocaine, most of what is known about cocaine applies to crack as well. The fact that crack is smoked rather than sniffed, swallowed, or injected is significant. Our review of the evidence indicates, however, that its importance has been exaggerated. Clearly, using either cocaine...
  • Short Term Effects Of Cocaine
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    My essay is going to be on the causes and effects of cocaine, the most highly used drug in America. Cocaine is a drug derived from the coca plant, Erythroxylon coca, mostly grown in South America. Cocaine is a central nervous system stimulant, the most powerful found in nature. It is most often found in the form of a white crystalline powder. These are some nicknames of cocaine: Coke, snow (zas in Apache slang), C, flake, blow, and lady. "These are some facts of cocaine: 1-tenth of the populatio...
  • Capone's Whiskey Importation Turns Into Cocaine Al
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    Al Capone's Whiskey Importation Turns Into Cocaine Al Capone's Whiskey Importation Turns Into Cocaine Hydrochloride Al Capone's Whiskey Importation Turns Into Cocaine Hydrochloride Al Capone had been a juvenile delinquent and gained his "scarface' nickname after he was slashed across the cheek while working as a night club bouncer. The once small-time thug moved up and up to become the head of a huge villainous organization, believed to be responsible for at least 300 murders. The St. Valentine'...

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