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Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

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Drugs are bad kids, and cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs on the market.

In 2008 alone, 50,000 kilos were seized in America. The wholesale street value of this amounts to nearly $1.5 billion.

1 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine is extremely addictive, and frequent users generally require an ever-increasing number of hits to get the same high. When the drug is smoked in the form of crack, addiction tends to develop more quickly.


2 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Due to the relatively low price and quick euphoric effect, crack cocaine became an instant hit in the mid-80s.


3 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

In the US, a gram of cocaine runs between $80 and $100. Crack is far less, where the average price is between $10 and $25. What a bargain!
Just playing. Kids, don’t do drugs.


4 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

You can do cocaine (currently) in two forms: powder and crystal. The crystal rock form, known as crack or freebase, has not been neutralized by an acid.


5 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine derives from the Andes of South America, where it is extracted from the leaves of the Erythroxlon coca bush.



6 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine is commonly snorted, but it can also be injected into the bloodstream, or smoked. The powder form is generally snorted or mixed with water and injected, while crack is most commonly smoked.


7 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine is one of the most powerful central nervous stimulants you can find in nature. The effects include constricted blood vessels, a rise in temperature, heart rate and blood flow. Those who use it experience greater alertness, energy, self-confidence, and even power after taking it.


8 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Coca leaves, the source of pure cocaine, have been chewed and ingested for thousands of years for their euphoric effect. The Inca were the first to use the leaves; they believed the coca plant was a gift from the gods.
Of course they did.


9 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine is nearly always diluted by dealers in order to increase the overall quantity and maximize profits. Common additives include lactose, lidocaine, cornstarch, talcum powder, and sugar.


10 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, was addicted to cocaine. Conan Doyle often describes him as indulging in it whenever there was a lack of stimulating cases to fire his mind.


11 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine is the second most commonly used drug within the US behind marijuana. That being said, cocaine causes three times more deaths than any other illegal drug.


12 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

One third of cocaine deaths are caused by its pharmacological effect. This includes homicides, suicides and car wrecks.


13 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

When compared to women, men feel the effects of cocaine quicker and report more episodes of euphoria.


14 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

The Euphoria sensation is achieved by activating the nerve cells in the brain that release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure and alertness.


15 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine users are more prone to being antisocial, depressed, anxious, and using multiple substances than the general population. These traits are also more common among their immediate family.


16 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Trace amounts of cocaine can be found on four out of every five dollar bills in circulation. However, because cocaine is a fine powder and easily spreadable, presence of the drug does not necessarily mean the bill was used to snort it.


17 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Sigmund Freud was one of the more famous proponents of cocaine. After trying the drug in 1884, he recommended it as a treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction. Good call, Sig.


18 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

In the early twentieth century, the purified form of cocaine known as cocaine hydrochloride was commonly found in several tonics and elixirs.


19 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Mothers who use cocaine during pregnancy normally give birth to babies prematurely and with low birth weight and brain damage. More than four hundred thousand babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the United States.


20 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Cocaine is reportedly used in two-thirds of all the countries. The U.S. has the highest incidence of cocaine abuse, with New Zealand, Mexico, and Colombia right behind it. The lowest rates of cocaine use are found in Asia.


21 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Up until 1903, Coca Cola contained around nine milligrams of real cocaine. A cocaine-free version of the coca leaf is still used in the drink to this day.


22 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

William Stewart Halsted was a famous American physician, and is known as the first surgeon to use cocaine as an anesthetic. Halsted later became the first cocaine-addicted doctor on record. Big surprised.


23 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Back in the 1880’s, cocaine was commonly used as an anesthetic for eye, nose and throat surgeries.


24 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)

Pure cocaine was first extracted from coca plant leaves in 1859 and was marketed in a fortified wine in France as early as 1863.


25 Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Drug We Call Cocaine (25 pics)


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№1 Author: Maxid (22 Aug 2016 15:21) Total user comments: 639


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Dear America and any country depending on us for monetary aid,

This is a dangerous drug. To save people from themselves, let's keep on kidnapping, imprisoning, and killing them for buying, selling, and using it. That'll drive the price up, reduce the quality, and set up desperate addicts to be more likely to commit crimes and overdose or poison themselves. That kind of environment is sure to scare addicts away from coming out and seeking treatment.

Most importantly, all those drug cartel leaders and a huge section of America's police force would be unemployed if we stopped now.

Warmest regards,

The Drug Warriors

(You knew I'd post something like this, right? - Maxid)
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№2 Author: kryptor (22 Aug 2016 20:34) Total user comments: 4816


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#20 .. 400,000 babies born addicted per year ... after a few decades of that behavior and it's not hard to see why we have an entire generation of degenerates on our hands.

just my opinion.
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