Cocaine

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1. What is an example of a psychological dependency on cocaine?

  • Urges to use cocaine when they're in specific surroundings or socialising with friends
  • When the user's body adapts to cocaine and cannot biologically function without it
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2. What is an example of a psychological effect of cocaine?

  • Stable moods
  • Intense, short lived bout of euphoria
  • Clear, un-interruptable focus
  • Long-lasting happiness

3. What is an example of a long term consequence of cocaine?

  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased concentration
  • Disturbances in heart rhythm & heart attacks
  • Low blood pressure

4. Is cocaine a stimulant or depressant?

  • Stimulant
  • Depressant

5. How does cocaine work?

  • It blocks the release of dopamine
  • It inhibits the reuptake of dopamine & other neurotransmitters
  • By mimicking endorphins

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