Cocaine and its effects on the body are devastating. It is a very dangerous central nervous system stimulant. It comes from coke plant (Erythroxylum coca) native to South America and grown in Africa, Indonesia, and Hawaii.
Cocaine is usually sold on the street as a fine white powder. Hence his street names “coke”, “white”, “snow”. Most users consume it by snorting. Some rub it on gums or dissolve it in water and inject it with a needle, while others heat crystalline powder and inhale its smoke.
No matter how cocaine is consumed, its effects on the body range from mild to very severe life-threatening.
Historians claim that cocaine and its effects on the body have been known since ancient times. This is best testified to by archaeological findings from the 3rd century BC of the figures and drawings illustrating its use. The remains of leaves were discovered in mummies from Peru.
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