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COCAINE

EFFECTS ON MIND

- Euphoria
- Alertness
- Excitation
- Restlessness
- Irritability
- Anxiety
- Mental Exhaustion
- Insomnia
- Depression

 

EFFECTS ON BODY

- Physical Exhaustion
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Increased Heart Rate
- Dilated Pupils
- Loss of Appetite

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

- Muscular Pain

- Increased Appetite
- Lethargy
- Increased Sweating
- Shakiness
- Fatigue
- Clammy Skin
- Feeling Cold
- Agitation
- Irrtiability
- Restlessness
- Self-harm
- Delirium
- Depression
- Hallucinations
- Paranoia
- Severe Anxiety
- Insomnia
- Racing Thoughts
- Runny Nose
- Dilated pupils
- Sensitivity to Pain
- Slurred Speech
- Stomach Cramps
- Tingling Sensation in Extremities
- Trembling
- Seizures

OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

- Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)
- Severe tachycardia
- Dangerously high body temperature
- Severe anxiety or agitation
- Psychosis
- Tremors
- Seizures
- Stroke

 

WHAT TO DO FOR SOMEONE OVERDOSING

- Call for medical assistance
- Do whatever you can to keep their body temperature down
- If they are experiencing a seizure, make sure there is nothing around them that can hurt them, such as edges and hard objects.
- Stay with them until help arrives

 

LEGALITY

- Cocaine is a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and limited medical usage. 
- Possession, trafficking and sale of cocaine is a felony in Illinois as it is in other states under federal law.