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

3. How does tolerance work in regards to cocaine?

  • The brain becomes less sensitive to cocaine and natural dopamine production
  • Tolerance takes around 6 months to build up
  • Users are able to reach the same high every time as their inital experience
  • Tolerance does not develop at all

4. What is an example of a withdrawal symptom from cocaine?

  • Agitation and restless behaviour
  • Intense euphoria
  • Increased concentration

5. What is an example of a physical effect of cocaine?

  • Massive appetite
  • Slowed breathing
  • Greatly increased heart rate
  • Greatly decreased heart rate

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