Cocaine/"Crack"

Florida Drug and Alcohol Test (TLSAE) Course:  Chapter 2. Physiological Factors: Part One

This chapter covers the following topics COCAINE OR CRACK

Cocaine comes from the coca plant and is known by names such as 'crack,' 'coke,' and 'blow.' It is most commonly snorted in the form of a powder, but is also sometimes rubbed on the gums, smoked, or injected.


Cocaine/"Crack"

Crack (sometimes called "Rock") is the street name for a more purified (freebased) form of cocaine that is smoked. Crack, which may be as much as 90 percent pure is five to six times stronger than the cocaine normally, purchased on the street. Some users think that smoking is a less dangerous method of using the drug. But smoking Crack brings the vapors directly into the lungs, where they are immediately absorbed into the bloodstream and large doses of the drug are carried to the brain in a highly concentrated form. It is one of the most efficient ways of taking the drug, producing a rapid and intense, short-lived reaction. Crack use can produce severe impairment, has a high potential for dependence, possible brain damage and other medical problems.
 
Effects: Crack's appeal is euphoria. Initially, the crack high produces a false sense of power or confidence, thereby reducing defensive-driving instincts. Some drivers mistakenly believe that cocaine improves their ability to drive by enhancing concentration. While some may experience elevated concentration, cocaine is a danger. The drug narrows the driver's attention to only very specific tasks, thereby reducing attention to secondary tasks, e.g., reacting to events which are observed through peripheral vision. The influenced driver's capability to react to unusual situations is then, very much effected. After the high, drowsiness sets in and the driver is in danger of falling asleep. If used for an extended period, cocaine and crack can mask symptoms of fatigue, so that a driver may become totally disabled without knowing it.

Sudden convulsions or heart attack are also possible. With the addition of alcohol, the drowsiness effect is intensified. Other general effects of cocaine use include: extreme changes in blood pressure; increases in hearing and respiration rates; anxiety; nausea and tremors. Researchers have indicated that smoking Crack can also cause lung damage; respiratory problems, including congestion, wheezing and spitting-up of black phlegm, burning of the lips, tongue and throat; weight loss; and generally poor health.

General effects of crack cocaine use include:
  • chronic sore throat
  • Restlessness
  • agitation
  • hoarseness
  • shortness of breath
  • bronchitis
  • lung cancer
  • emphysema and other lung damage
  • respiratory problems such as congestion of the lungs, wheezing, and spitting up black phlegm
  • burning of the lips, tongue, and throat
  • slowed digestion, weight loss
  • high incidence of dependence
  • blood vessel constriction
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • brain seizures that can result in suffocation
  • dilated pupils
  • sweating
  • rise in blood sugar levels and body temperature
  • disability from drug-induced health problems
  • suppressed desire for food, sex, friends, family, and social contacts
  • stroke, heart attack, death
With the intense and often unpleasant withdrawal effects, many use alcohol to help negate withdrawal symptoms. In fact, many combinations of depressants and/or stimulants are used which diminish driving performance. In particular, drowsiness is accentuated after the high, especially when depressants, such as alcohol, are used.

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