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Adverse health consequences of cocaine abuse

Adverse health consequences of cocaine abuse

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Published by World Health Organization, WHO Publications Center USA [distributor] in Geneva, Albany, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cocaine abuse.,
  • Cocaine -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Cocaine abuse -- Treatment.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 39-40.

    Statementedited by A. Arif.
    ContributionsArif, Awni.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC568.C6 A28 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 40 p. ;
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2478956M
    ISBN 109241561076
    LC Control Number87212847

      Most short-term side effects of cocaine wear off within a day or two. But long term side-effects can be permanent. Sometimes, the long-term side effects of cocaine . Long-term health conditions combined with instantaneous side effects all make freebase a very dangerous drug. After smoking freebase, a person will immediately feel a euphoric rush as the drug moves through the lungs to the blood and reaches the brain.

    Prescription Drug Abuse Painkillers What are the long-term effects of cocaine? The phrase “dope fiend” was originally coined many years ago to describe the negative side effects of constant cocaine use. As tolerance to the drug increases, it becomes necessary to take greater and greater quantities to get the same high.   Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention. Some side effects of methamphetamine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side.

    Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant most frequently used as a recreational drug. It is commonly snorted, inhaled as smoke, or dissolved and injected into a vein. Mental effects may include loss of contact with reality, an intense feeling of happiness, or agitation. Physical symptoms may include a fast heart rate, sweating, and large pupils.   Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and illegal drug that is known for its euphoric effects. It is the second highest illicit drug used worldwide. It increases attention and reduces fatigue, but.


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Adverse Health Consequences of Cocaine Abuse [Awni Arif] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Reviews what is known about the extent of cocaine abuse, its adverse effects on health, and methods available for treatment and prevention. The book opens with general information on populations at risk, the significance of personality factors as predictors of risk, and the importance of peer-group pressure and other environmental influences.

Adverse health consequences of cocaine abuse. Geneva: World Health Organization ; Albany, NY: WHO Publications Center USA [distributor], (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors /.

Five to six million individuals are compulsive users. A review of the current literature revealed multiple reports of acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident with a temporal relation to cocaine use. Cocaine has also been associated with acute rupture of Cited by: Adverse Effects of Cocaine Abuse.

Specific consequences of cocaine abuse on health and psycho-social functioning were assessed in 55 cocaine-abusing subjects who called a. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Different routes of cocaine administration can produce different adverse effects.” A person who normally snorts cocaine, especially after addiction has set in, may experience frequent nosebleeds, problems swallowing, hoarseness of the throat, and irritation of the nasal septum.

The drug sends high levels of dopamine, a natural chemical messenger in your body, into the parts of your brain that control pleasure. This buildup causes intense feelings of energy and alertness. Different routes of cocaine administration can produce dif- ferent adverse effects.

Regularly snorting cocaine, for example, can lead to loss of sense of smell, nosebleeds, problems with swal- lowing, hoarseness, and an overall irritation of the nasal septum, which can lead to a chronically inflamed, runny nose. • Side effects on heart. Cocaine is responsible for stimulation of sympathetic nervous system mostly on hormone called adrenaline.

This creates a direct effect on cardiovascular system. Increased heart rate and high blood pressure are caused by Cocaine abuse. Acute use of Cocaine narrows the arteries, which are termed as vasospasm.

Withdrawal from drug use also may lead to numerous adverse health effects, including restlessness, mood swings, fatigue, changes in appetite, muscle and bone pain, mental health problems, insomnia, cold flashes, diarrhea, vomiting, and others.

Below are some of the more common drugs that lead to these global body effects. Drug abuse results in several direct consequences including multiple physical and mental problems such as cardiac crisis, respiratory depression, liver cirrhosis, nephropathy, infectious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS, and tuberculosis, injury-associated disability, mental disorders such as depression, and oral health problems (5–6).

Cocaine has been around for many years. It comes in two chemical forms: a water-soluble powder form and fat-soluble “free base” form.

The drug has anesthetic and stimulant effects. Its. Getting Help For Cocaine Abuse And Addiction. If someone is concerned about the effects of cocaine on the body, he or she may be struggling with an addiction to the substance.

Seeking treatment for cocaine abuse and addiction is the best way to prevent long-term damage and illness. A Cocaine High’s Effect on Your Mental Health According to the NCBI, there are psychological effects that occur minutes after initial cocaine use (or instantaneously when it comes to the abuse of crack cocaine).

These effects are “intense euphoria, pleasure, and ecstasy, states in which everything pleasurable is intensified.”. While drug abuse effects on the body vary depending on the drug used, all drug abuse negatively impacts one's health. Common effects of drug abuse on the body include sleep changes and decreased memory and cognitive abilities.

Other common physical problems include: 1,2 Abnormal vital signs like respiration, heart rate and blood pressure. According to WebMD, "Called "the caviar of street drugs," Cocaine is seen as the status-heavy drug of celebrities, fashion models, and Wall Street like Blow and books like Killing Pablo sensationalize the business and use of cocaine." Cocaine can either come in the form of powder or crack.

According to the same website, powdered cocaine is "commonly known on the street as "coke. Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse. Cocaine side effects are subtle at first compared to more obvious side effects of addictive behavior. The physical and psychological symptoms can sometimes escalate along with behavioral signs and consequences.

Helping a loved one stop cocaine. A recent report on extensive surveillance of cocaine use and related health consequences compiled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the U.S. Public Health Service is discussed below.

An initial report from the early s stated that little cost to society attributed to cocaine use had been verified in the United States (1). Side Effects of Cocaine Abuse and the Eyes. Cocaine use can dilate the pupils, damage multiple parts of the eye and result in long-term vision problems.

Learn more about how cocaine use affects the eyes. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Coding Tip: Adverse Effect or Poisoning for Facility and Professional Fee Coders. By Lynn Thornton RHIA, CCS. Introduction: Codes in categories TT65 are combination codes that include the substance that was taken and the intent in which they were external cause codes are required for poisonings, toxic effects, adverse effects and underdosing codes.

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is frequently abused. Cocaine makes users feel euphoric, energetic, and mentally alert. Highly addictive, it can cause severe mental and physical problems. Cocaine.Side effects of cocaine use also affect immune system responses. Poor nutrition and insomnia both negatively impact immune system function.

Additionally, cocaine intoxication may make a person forget to take antibiotics as prescribed, resulting in extended infection times. Cocaine has a number of undesirable effects on the body.Side effects of drug addiction may include: The most severe health consequences of drug abuse is death.

Deaths related to synthetic opioids and heroin have seen the sharpest rise. In the past 12 months,people aged 12 or older have used heroin for the first time. Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.