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Doctor insights on: Can You Build Up A Tolerance To Cocaine

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Can you build up a tolerance to cocaine?

Can you build up a tolerance to cocaine?

Yes: Narcotics give "tolerance". That means that sooner or later to experience the same effect the dosis required is going to be higher. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Does your body build up a tolerance to cocaine?

Does your body build up a tolerance to cocaine?

Yes: Most drugs of abuse tend to cause tolerance. The amount you need to take to feel good increases, but the amount that can kill you remains about the same. If you have a drug problem, get help. Don't wait until you are rushed to the er. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I try cocaine?

No: Cocaine may kill you or you may become an addict. Cocaine can ^ heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ^ temperature, v appetite, cause nausea, abdominal pain, nausea & constriction of blood vessels. It can also lead to heart attacks or strokes. ...Read more

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How can I kick cocaine?

How can I kick cocaine?

Professional rehab: Cocaine is difficult to stop. The best way is to get into a rehab program. ...Read more

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What is synthetic cocaine?

Cocaine: Synthetic Cocaine is a drug made from artificial/man made chemicals. Cocaine whether made from rhe "coca plant" or man made chemicals is dangerous for your brain and your heart. ...Read more

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How bad is cocaine for you?

How bad is cocaine for you?

Real bad!: It can make you paranoid and psychotic, afterwards, it can make you deeply depressed. ...Read more

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Can cocaine make you violent?

Yes.: Sadly, Cocaine (or the pursuit of cocaine) has the potential to make anyone act violently. The people the violence is targeted at are often the people closest to the Cocaine user - their spouse and their kids. Children are often victims of the Cocaine user's violence. ...Read more

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How do I fix a cocaine problem?

How do I fix a cocaine problem?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to snort cocaine?

Why is it bad to snort cocaine?

Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyper arousal ; agitation, changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common. ...Read more

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What does cocaine do to your body?

Cocaine: Cocaine use "messes you up big time". It affects your brain, you heart, your liver, your kidneys. ...Read more

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How bad is cocaine for your health?

Can be VERY: There are thousands of deaths per year secondary to the health effects of Cocaine abuse, and death is generally seen as pretty bad for health. Heart problems, stroke, high blood pressure, depression, psychosis, severe infection, aggression, paranoia and permanent brain damage have all been reported. A cutting agent (levamisole) found in lots of Cocaine mixtures can cause even nastier problems. ...Read more

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How difficult of a drug is cocaine?

Extremely difficult: It is a highly addictive drug which ruins countless lives daily. Despite billions of dollars spent on the war on drug, the demand remains high, reason being that the drug is addictive and hard to stop. ...Read more

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What does cocaine do to your cheeks?

Weight loss: Can shrink your cheeks -- but Cocaine use is not a healthy way to lose weight. Cocaine use can also make you dead. Cheeks would be of no use to you at that point. ...Read more

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What exactly does cocaine do to you?

It can screw you up: Pretty bad. Cocaine prevents Dopamine in the brain from being recycled. So Dopamine builds up at the synapse (between two neurons). This can cause a person to feel “high”.
Cocaine can ^ heart rate, ^ blood pressure, ^ temperature, v appetite, cause nausea, abdominal pain, nausea & constriction of blood vessels. It can also lead to heart attacks or strokes. ...Read more

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How long can cocaine affect you for?

See below: Although Cocaine levels can be cleared out of your blood in a few hours, it can be detected in hair for a month. So depending on the organ involved there can be a lasting impact of even a rapidly cleared drug like cocaine. ...Read more

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Is cocaine still a popular drug? Why?

Yes, unfortunately.: The reason is the effects of the drug. It's a real rush to feel superhuman. ...Read more

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How can I clean my system of cocaine?

Stop using: Cocaine is generally cleared from the body within a few days of last use. Staying stopped is much harder and usually requires a drug treatment program or support groups like aa or na, both together are usually the best approach. ...Read more

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Is there any medical use for cocaine?

Not really: It's only medical use is in certain procedures, such as rhinoplasty because it has numbing properties and vasoconstriction properties. It has no use in the mental health field. ...Read more

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Could cocaine have any medical benefit?

Could cocaine have any medical benefit?

Cocaine: Cocaine has been used as a topical anesthetic on mouth, nose, and throat before medical procedures. It works quickly -- and it also constricts blood vessels. This can decrease bleeding and swelling from procedures like biopsies, stitches, and wound cleaning. Before its addictive qualities became known, it was also used as a mood elevator -- but the addiction produced much greater problems. ...Read more

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Will my body recover if I stop cocaine?

Usually: Short of a stroke, almost anything else will stabilize or improve. ...Read more

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How can I get decongested from cocaine?

Avoid: Cocaine is illegal and you should avoid it. If you cannot stop, then go to a clinic to help you stop and recover. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is cocaine bad for you?

SIGH: I wonder if people are truly living in a giant bubble with no access to any information from the outside world! Other than heart attack, sudden death, strokes, chronic heart damage, brain damage, permanent psychosis, severe depression, infections from injection (including aids, hep c and many others) and horrible toxic effects from a cutting agent (levamisole), it's perfectly fine. Lots more too. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of cocaine?

Addiction: Cocaine is a very addictive drug. The only legitimate use is as a nasal anesthetic for some types of surgery. Recreationally it is inhaled as powder or smoked in the form of a rock aka crack. It increases dopamine levels in the brain which can cause paranoia or other psychotic symptoms. Peripherally it is a very powerful vasoconstrictor and can cause very serious heart problems among other things ...Read more

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How long do cocaine stay in your system?

Variable: Depends on what you mean. Cocaine itself is metabolized by enzymes in our blood which break it down into inactive metabolites within minutes. The metabolic by-products, called ecgnonines (mostly benzoylecgonine) can be detected for several days after a single use, depending on how large a dose it was. Another metabolite, cocaethylene, is formed when you drink on cocaine, and that lasts 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Are there any medicinal uses of cocaine?

It was a topical/: Local anesthetic originally, and in common use among ENT docs, but the abuse potential, difficulty keeping and storing without diversion, and suitable alternatives make it a footnote. The great breast surgeon, william halsted, was addicted through much of his career. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to come off cocaine?

Very hard: If you've never tried it, don't start. If you are addicted, seek help. Na or even aa meetings are a good place to start. See a physician who specializes in addiction for best results. ...Read more

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How would I know if my son is on cocaine?

How would I know if my son is on cocaine?

Change in behavior: You might notice changes in behavior -- could be irritable and agitated when using, rushed, and intense. When coming down (or crashing) he could sleep for long periods, and be very depressed. Unexplained absences from school, slacking off in studies, spending more money than usual, perhaps stealing from you. Drug testing too. Please talk w/your doctor about all this. ...Read more

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What is cocaine do to an developing baby?

Risks: Prenatal Cocaine exposure (pce) ^ risk for birth defects, premature delivery, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fetal respiratory distress, low birth weight & difficulty with language development & behavior. One study showed 6% of the infants exposed prenataly to Cocaine had suffered strokes. There is not a specific syndrome that is related to Cocaine use. For the mother it can lead to ^. ...Read more

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How does cocaine affect you, health wise?

How does cocaine affect you, health wise?

Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyper arousal & agitation & changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common. ...Read more