What Is Cocaine Pure and How Is It Dangerous?

in Addiction
Published Nov 11, 2021
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Cocaine pure is cocaine in its most undiluted form. Unlike many other drugs sold illegally, it is not laced with other substances. It comes from the leaves of the coca bush, a plant native to South America. Cocaine pure was first discovered in 1860, and its original use was as a local anesthetic. 

Over time, cocaine pure has become popular for recreational use. It is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug that can lead to effects of euphoria. After taking the drug, many people will report feeling a surge of energy, alertness, and happiness. Using cocaine pure is highly dangerous, and it can lead to serious adverse side effects, substance use disorder, overdose, and even death. 

How Is Cocaine Pure Used?

Cocaine pure comes as a white powder. It can be smoked, rubbed into the gums, snorted, or even dissolved into a liquid and injected into the body via a needle. The intensity of the high that is experienced will depend on the method of use, the quantity used, and how many other drugs or alcohol were consumed in addition to the cocaine. Injecting the drug will lead to the most intense, yet shortest high. 

In addition to the surge of energy, people who have taken cocaine often experience additional symptoms such as: 

  • Decreased hunger
  • Less of a need to sleep
  • A heightened sense of senses
  • A heightened experience during sexual activity
  • Increased self-confidence
  • More talkativeness

Not everyone experiences an enjoyable high while on cocaine. Some people experience anxiety, paranoia, lack of trust in those around them, agitation, and restlessness. 

What Are the Dangers of Cocaine Pure?

When an individual takes high quantities of cocaine over time, they will begin to experience side effects that will be visible to those around them. Some examples of these side effects include: 

  • Panic attacks
  • Violent outbursts
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Erratic and bizarre behavior

Taking cocaine over time will begin to take a toll on the body. Some side effects of long term cocaine use include: 

  • Sinus infection
  • Loss of smell
  • Hepatitis and HIV (if the method of drug use was injection)
  • Injury due to reckless behavior or poor judgment due to use
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Weight loss
  • Malnutrition

Using cocaine while pregnant or breastfeeding can lead to developmental problems for the baby that may even result in death. 

Another risk of using cocaine is the chance of becoming addicted. When someone uses cocaine over time, they will begin to build up a tolerance to it. Thus, they will need more and more of it to experience the same effects. This increases the risk of overdose.

What Are the Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose?

It is essential to understand the signs of a cocaine overdose so that help can be called before it is too late. Someone who is overdosing on cocaine may be exhibiting the following symptoms: 

  • Elevated heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Heightened body temperature
  • Feelings of panic
  • Anxiety
  • Delirium
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Paranoia

It is crucial to call 911 as soon as an individual begins exhibiting these symptoms instead of waiting for their condition to worsen. Someone who is overdosing should be placed on their side to avoid choking, and they should not be left alone until help arrives. 

Prior to paramedics arriving at the scene, it is important to be able to provide necessary information such as when the individual took the cocaine, what if any other substances did they take, how much of the drug did they take, and if they have any preexisting health conditions or allergies. This information can make all the difference in how the patient needs to be treated. 

How Do I Stop Using?

It can be very difficult to cut back on cocaine use or quit entirely due to withdrawal side effects. Some common symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include anxiety, paranoia, fatigue, irritability, and agitation. Because some withdrawal symptoms can be severe, it is often necessary to detox in an inpatient care facility. This way, the individual will be under regular medical supervision in the case that an emergency arises. Treatment for substance use disorder relating to cocaine varies depending on the facility. 

At Gallus Medical Detox Centers, we utilize The Gallus Method of detox, which we believe is the safest and most effective method of detox. It includes an individualized treatment plan, IV and oral medication protocol to manage withdrawal symptoms, and an aftercare planning guide to ensure the patient has the greatest chance at enjoying long-term sobriety. 

Cocaine pure is a highly addictive and highly powerful stimulant that is illegal in the United States. It originated from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America. While it was originally used as a local anesthetic, it has become popular for recreational use due to the euphoric high it can bring. People who use cocaine will typically experience heightened senses, increased alertness, and increased self-confidence. Taking cocaine is very dangerous and can lead to adverse side effects, substance use disorder, overdose, and even death. It can also cause long-term health consequences like infertility, sinus problems, and mental health problems. If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance use disorder, our team at Gallus Medical Detox Centers can help. We have helped countless patients take their lives back from addiction, and we want to help you too. Call (866) 296-5242 to learn more about the types of service we provide.