Human beings always want something new to put them in a happy mood, so they use several things in their daily lives. Most of them do not affect the human body’s health, but a few of them totally affect it. Yes, people are following some bad habits to make themselves active and joyful. Smoking cigarettes and consuming alcohol will provide short-term happiness and mind relaxation to the body, but they will cause several health issues in the future. The same way, people are facing several health issues while using cocaine. The majority of countries have made it illegal to use cocaine. Several people are using this drug illegally through the drug mafia.

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerful substance that can act very quickly as a central nervous system stimulant (pleasurable and invigorating in the body). Cocaine rich drug provides short term pleasurable results in the body and it will have great bad effects in the body. 

Most commonly cocaine drugs in the form of solid or powder. Some of them dilute that powder in water and inject that liquid into their body through a needle. 

Types of Cocaine

Cocaine has different types in the solid form. They are 

  • Cocaine/coca paste – Cocaine paste is the 90% of pure cocaine and this paste color is light grey color and retains some moisture from the initial production method. 
  • White powder cocaine – The most internationally recognized form of the drug is the White cocaine, or powder cocaine. Basically it is in pure white color and has a fine, granular texture.
  • Crack cocaine – Around the world the second most used form of cocaine is crack. Crack is produced by separating the salt (hydrochloride) from pure cocaine by cooking it, leaving hard yellowish rocks that are intended to be smoked via a crack pipe. This crack is available very cheaply in the illegal drug market when compared with powder cocaine. Low income people mostly use this crack.  
  • Synthetic (duplicate) cocaine – In the illegal drugs world, synthetic or duplicate cocaine is available and it’s providing results the same as cocaine. This synthetic cocaine is five times more potent than normal cocaine. Synthetic cathinones have been known to cause violent psychosis in a person’s body and it is called in the nickname ‘the zombie drug’.
  • Pink cocaine – This pink cocaine may resemble the normal cocaine and provide results very quickly. This pink cocaine originates in the country of Columbia and it is mostly used by young people in that country. This type of cocaine is totally different from normal drugs and it is made in the form of pills and jelly variants.
  • Black cocaine – This type of cocaine is made by smugglers to divert the officer from drugs checking. Yes, the smuggler just mixed the actual base substance of cocaine into the charcoal, thiocyanates, iron salts, and cobalt salts. Afterwards smugglers are giving a new form to the black cocaine such as charcoal, printing ink, metal moldings, fertilizer, and pigment in order to fool the customs officers’ during the visual drug tests. 
Once the product reaches its final destination, smugglers can easily separate the base cocaine from black cocaine using some chemical substances. 
  • Basuco (trash cocaine) – Basuco cocaine is also called trash cocaine, because it is made from the remains of the initial cocaine production process. The production element of basuco cocaine such as kerosene, ethanol, and crude coca left over from cocaine past, and also contains brick dust, ash, sulphuric acid, and powder of human bones. 

This is the cheapest cocaine on the planet and also reacts very quickly in the human body. It takes only 30 seconds to react in a person’s body. 

  • Fish scale cocaine – One of the high quality cocaine is fish scale cocaine, most of the smugglers have mentioned that fish scale cocaine is pure cocaine. This cocaine is called fish scale because it does not look like normal powder cocaine, instead having a shiny flake structure that looks like tiny scales. 
  • Yellow cocaine – Sometimes cocaine powder has yellow color due to presence of impurities, there is no definitive difference. In powder form, yellow cocaine is most dangerous; Crack cocaine is also referred to as yellow cocaine.
  • Brown cocaine (brown-brown) – Brown cocaine is commonly mentioned as “brown brown”. This brown cocaine is the mixture of pure cocaine and smokeless gunpowder. Gunpowder contains nitroglycerin, it mainly stimulates the blood to move around the body faster which causes the effects of cocaine to be more intense and faster acting.

Snorting brown cocaine having fentanyl will likely result in overdose and may cause death.

Effects of Using cocaine

People should know the effects of using cocaine. Basically cocaine causes health effects based on intake. Commonly people are intaking cocaine from low to high

  • Low to moderate doses
  • Higher doses

Low to moderate doses

  • Feelings Of Invincibility.
  • A Sense Of Wellbeing.
  • Increased Talkativeness. 
  • Feelings Of Great Physical Strength And Mental Capacity
  • Increased Libido
  • Anxiety, Agitation And Panic
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Feeling More Awake, Reduced Need For Sleep
  • Increased Performance On Simple Tasks
  • Dry Mouth.
  • Increased Breathing Rate.
  • Increased Blood Pressure And Heart beat.
  • Reduced Appetite.
  • Increased Body Temperature.
  • Increased Strength And Energy.

Higher doses

Injecting cocaine encourages the risk of overdose due to large amounts of the drug entering the bloodstream and quickly traveling to the brain. Snoring heavy doses of cocaine powder will also cause several health effects. 

Higher doses of cocaine can produce symptoms, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Paranoia
  • Tremors And Muscle Twitches
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Rapid And Weak Pulse
  • Chest Pain
  • Heart Attack
  • Kidney Failure
  • Hypothermia (Low Body Temperature)
  • Seizures
  • Increased Heart Rate And Body Temperature
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Stroke.

Cocaine is used in the medical field very less percentage, totally cocaine causes several health issues including death. So better to stay away from cocaine is good for the body’s health. Several rehabilitation centers are available to overcome this addiction.