Snorting cocaine causes a euphoric rush to the head and can lead to addiction. But what are the exact dangers of abusing cocaine by insufflating it? Read more about the effects of snorted cocaine here.
People levels of cocaine in the blood depend on mode of adminsitration, drug concentration, and amount. More here on peak levels of cocaine in the blood and its effects.
Potentially dangerous physical effects of cocaine include raising heart rate and blood pressure. But can cocaine actually kill you? Learn more here.
Cocaine interferes with the activity of the neurotransmitter, dopamine. It acts upon a part of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA). More here on the chemistry behind the cocaine high.
Cocaine and its derivatives can be used as local anesthetics, but cocaine is scheduled as a Class II narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act. More on past and present cocaine uses, as well as its effects here.
Yes. Cocaine makes you high, whether you ingest it by snorting, smoking, or injection. Howver, local application as an anesthetic may not include euphoric effect. More here.
How can you tell that someone is OD-ing on cocaine? We review unintential cocaine overdose here.
Signs of cocaine addiction include hiding cocaine use, spending a great deal of time seeking cocaine, and cravings for cocaine, which can be debilitating. More on what to look for in a cocaine addict here.
What are the effects of mixing cocaine and alcohol? Can you overdose? Or maybe get really sick? More here mixing cocaine and alcohol.
Is snorting Cocaine effective or dangerous? What dangers are present when you snort cocaine and can they be avoided? More on the effects of snorting Cocaine here.