Cocaine is a well known drug that’s been in existence for quite a long time.
Cocaine is a drug that’s derived from the coca plant. While the first growers of coca used it as a spiritual drug, scientists in the early portion of the 20th century raised the potency of cocaine in their labs, leading to what is now today’s cocaine abuse issue.
If someone offers you cocaine and you’re tempted to take it, just know that the drug is a dangerous. There have been first-time users who died from snorting it. If you’re wondering what caused such deaths, let’s first take look at the side effects of this drug. It causes high blood pressure and an elevated heart rate. In addition, it can cause seizures. So while the drug itself cannot kill you, an increased heart rate and the resulting high blood pressure can cause cardiac arrest.
So said, no matter what you do, you shouldn’t take cocaine, even if you’re curious. The dangers are just too great. And it’s an expensive drug too.
You might not know it, but several famous people used cocaine in the past. President Barack Obama in his book “Dreams From My Father” acknowledged to using drugs in his youth to handle the pain of not being with his father growing up. The president said he used drugs whenever he could afford. Other famous people former users of cocaine include former David Paterson (New York Governor), Rob Ford (Toronto Mayor). Also, there are suspicions that Sarah Palin and George W. Bush also had a cocaine habit.
Cocaine is probably the most well-known abused drug in America, however, just because it is popular, it does NO mean that you should try it, even for curiosity’s sake. Like we said, it’s too dangerous.