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How To Tell If Somebody Uses Cocaine
It is anesthetic: The 'caine' part of Cocaine is there because it is related to other 'caines' - like Lidocaine and Benzocaine etc. It is used medically as a topical anesthetic, and will numb the nasal mucosa if you snort it, and numb skin if it is injected into it. Eye doctors use it for local anesthesia for eye procedures, as do ENT doctors sometimes. If you are using Cocaine and are concerned, get some help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coke is no Joke: Unfortunately, the answer is yes and so is the possibility of death from overdose. Anyone considering experimentation with this drug should seriously reconsider and stop! in some succeptible individuals receptors in the brain (as with nicotine) can cause addiction relatively quickly after use. The physical need is surpassed by the psychological need and your hooked. Be kind to your mind! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its a stimulant: So it feels like an "upper" or other chemical that intensely raises ones energy, thoughts, behavior to an extreme level. ...Read more
Cocaine: Benzoylmethylecgonine. It is a crystalline tropane alkaloid derived from the leaves of the coca plant. ...Read more
Agitation, restless: Agitation, fast speaking, restlessness, jerkiness of movements can all be signs of Cocaine use. Coming down from the high people can be very irritable and want to sleep, and avoid loud noises or bright light. With heavy use, paranoia and hallucinations can also be signs of Cocaine use. ...Read more
Many: While intoxicated, the person has dilated pupils; racing heart rate; high bp; intense stimulation with fast-paced and endless chattering and a massive burst of energy. Mood could be euphoric or even irritable. As high wears off, could be tired, depressed, no energy. Longer term, there could be loss of appetite and weight; miss appointments or class, etc; may keep rolled-up dollar bills around. ...Read more
Cocaine: A recreational drug, be it legal, controlled, or illegal, is used with the intention of enhancing life (increasing euphoria, blocking unhappy memories, or creating pleasure). You can see that under that definition, Cocaine may be considered a recreational drug and it is illegal to possess or sell it. ...Read more
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