Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs known to man. Once a person begins taking the drug, it has proven almost impossible to become free of its grip physically and mentally.
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. The effects of cocaine are higher blood pressure and faster heartbeat, decreased appetite, over time, a loss of weight, restlessness, dilated pupils, feeling sick to the stomach, increased risk of heart attack or stroke due to high blood pressure, increased risk of HIV because of impaired judgment leading to risky sexual behavior, strange, unpredictable behavior, panic attacks or paranoid psychosis and inability sleep. Cocaine also damages the nose. It affects the user’s sense of smell. It also damages the septum of the thin membrane that separates the nostrils at the top of the nose and also users may experience nosebleeds.