Cocaine Addiction Information
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studyingCocaine’s rise to fame is best depicted in the ’80’s films in which it was common to snort a line in the bathroom at parties and raves. Nowadays, however, cocaine has earned a bad rep as a recreational drug due to its short-lived high and dangerous side effects. Instead, it appears to be making a comeback in classrooms, as students in high school and college take advantage of the infamous stimulant to get themselves through exams.

About Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that causes rapid breathing, increased energy and euphoria. The effects set in about thirty minutes after use, depending on the method of administration, which determines how fast the drug is absorbed into the bloodstream. It wears off after an hour or two. It is common to engage in binge use, in which the user takes another dose just as he is coming down from the first use, in an attempt to prolong the high.

Cocaine also causes hallucinations, hyperactivity, irritability, anxiety and paranoia. You can tell when someone is high on cocaine because he typically seems over-excited, extremely talkative, and unusually alert. This is usually followed by a slump that includes depression, exhaustion, and trouble sleeping.

Study Drugs

The use of drugs to enhance study has become increasingly popular in the United States. With a failing education system and overprescription of students, it is common for scholars to use stimulants like Adderall and MDMA to stay up late, get through exams, or cope with stressful situations like oral presentations.

Adderall abuse has become particularly popular of late, mostly because of its easy access. Doctors and psychiatrists are rather trigger-happy when it comes to prescribing the ADHD medication, using no physical tests to diagnose the disease. They offer Adderall for symptoms like:

  • Lack of discipline, being prone to procrastinate
  • Being disorganized
  • Forgetfulness such as missing appointments or forgetting to bring lunch
  • Impatience
  • Continually interrupting others
  • Inability to focus and complete tasks
  • Being easily distracted

Students need only mention trouble with any of the above and they’ve got themselves a steady supply of prescription amphetamine. Not only do they enjoy a good high while staying up all night, many students sell their prescriptions to increase their cash flow.

Cocaine and Study

Adderall is often dubbed “legal cocaine” because the effects are the same. For those who have trouble with Adderall, cocaine seems to be the next best thing. Hence, its rising popularity among students.

Those who struggle to stay awake or can’t seem to focus need only go to the bathroom to do a line, and they’re alert for the next couple of hours. But while they suddenly and miraculously appear to be straight-A students due to their seemingly endless supply of energy, a report card full of A’s will mean nothing when they struggle with real life as a cocaine-addicted adult. For that is the only end result when it comes to using cocaine as a study drug—the endless rat race of addiction.

Cocaine Addiction

Because of cocaine’s effects on the brain, addiction is extremely common. The rush of euphoria is caused by synthetic manipulations of brain chemicals. Without more cocaine, the user experiences a severe crash that seems to be remedied only by more cocaine. After a while, it seems that one can’t even get through the day without doing a line every couple of hours.

A student may steal a few extra hours of study relying on cocaine, but he is robbing himself of his most valuable asset—his future. Rather than build a steel crutch out of cocaine, turn to a teacher, a tutor or a new school to improve academics and help you build a real future.