Cocaine – Long term effects

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Long term effects – the ways in which the drug affects your mind and body after you’ve been using it for months or years. Long terms effects are generally not good. The effects listed here are what might happen. They don’t happen to everyone. And it’s rare for all of them to happen to one person. They… Read more »

Cocaine – Downsides

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Downsides – the not-so-good effects that can happen while you’re using; that you hope won’t happen. Heart beating worryingly fast Anxiety and panic attacks Overdose: Cocaine overdose is caused by the heart beating too fast and blood pressure becoming too high, leading to convulsions and heart attack. The more pure the drug is (the more… Read more »

Cocaine – Upsides

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Upsides – the effects you’re hoping for when you use; the nice effects   Feelings of increased energy Feelings of increased confidence Feelings of increased ability – feeling ‘invincible’ Feelings of increased motivation – up for anything Feeling ‘tingly’ and ‘buzzing’ all over When rubbed onto the gums, an anaesthetic (numbing) effect

Cocaine – the effects

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Effects The effects of a drug can be grouped into three different kinds of effects: Upsides – the effects you’re hoping for when you use it; the nice effects Downsides – the not-so-good effects that happen while you’re up on the drug, which you don’t enjoy Long term effects – the ways in which the… Read more »

Cocaine – how it’s used

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How it’s taken There are four main ways of taking a white powder drug into the body: Sniffing (snorting) A small amount of the powder is separated from the rest and sniffed into one nostril. This is done either in lines – the powder is shaped into a thin line, and the line is sniffed;… Read more »

Cocaine – what it looks like

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  What it looks like Cocaine is usually sold as a white powder. The shade of white varies because white powder drugs are always mixed into several other powders, to spread the actual drug and make it go further, and so make more money for the person supplying it (dealer). The shade of white varies,… Read more »

SCs – How it’s used

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  How it’s used SCs are smoked. There are three main ways of smoking them: Joint: this is a hand-made cigarette, using two or three cigarette rolling papers. The SC mixture is usually mixed with tobacco before being rolled into the cigarette shape. The joint is lit like a cigarette, and the smoke – which… Read more »

Cannabis – law and medicinal uses

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Law and Medical Uses Cannabis is a Class B drug in the UK. It is illegal to possess, to grow, to give to someone else and to sell. It’s also illegal to let other people use it in your home, even if you aren’t using it yourself. Cannabis is believed to be effective against certain… Read more »

Cannabis – The Downsides

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Downsides – the not-so-good effects that happen while you’re stoned, but which you hope won’t happen. Feeling sick, being sick, colour fading from the face – ‘ a whitey’ Heart rate speeds up, making blood pressure higher Short term paranoia (that goes away as the drug wears off) Sleepy looking, bloodshot eyes Accidents and bad… Read more »

Cannabis – The Effects

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Effects The effects of a drug can be grouped into three different kinds of effects: Upsides – the effects you’re hoping for when you use it; the good, nice effects Downsides– the not-so-good effects that happen while you’re stoned, but which you hope won’t happen. Long term effects – the ways in which the drug… Read more »

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