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How do notorious drugs like cocaine affect the mind?

Asked by mazingerz88 (18366 points ) July 10th, 2011

I had friends in college who turned out to be regular meth users and I only found out after graduation. I did not detect anything unusual in their behavior and they told me later on that’s what meth does, gives you a “natural high”.

Much later, while on my first job, a co-worker offered me some cocaine. I told him maybe next time. That was at least 18 years ago. Now I’m wondering what cocaine really does to the brain and what does one feel after taking it?

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marinelife's avatar

“Cocaine (C17H21NO4) comes from the leaf of an Erythroxylon coca bush. It is a drug that effects the central nervous system. It causes feelings of euphoria, pleasure, increased energy and alertness. People under the influence of cocaine often do not feel the need for food or sleep. They also feel energetic and may talk a lot. However, depending on factors such as environment, dosage, and the manner in which the drug is taken, cocaine can have adverse effects such as violent, erratic behavior, dizziness, paranoia, insomnia, convulsions, and heart failure to name a few. Long- term effects of cocaine include, but are not limited to strokes, heart attacks, seizures, loss of memory, and decrease in learning capability.”

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Lightlyseared's avatar

You feel like god for about 10 muinutes. Then you feel like some more coke would be a good idea. Also it massively increases the amount of alcohol you can drink without feeling drunk.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

“You feel like god for about 10 minutes. Then you feel like some more coke would be a good idea.”

That sounds pretty accurate to me. I will add that you won’t want to eat for a day or two afterward.

KateTheGreat's avatar

You basically feel like you can jump off of buildings like fuckin’ Superman and not get hurt. When I did it (I truly regret this), I felt like I was on the brink of a heart attack, I had no common sense, I couldn’t sleep, and I didn’t want to eat much for a week. It made me feel insane.

anartist's avatar

It used to enhance creative work and sex, but I didn’t use it all that much.

mazingerz88's avatar

It seems cocaine affects much like meth. So that is why they call meth the poor man’s cocaine. It is an artificial temporary power booster of sorts I see.

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