Cocaine is a very dangerous drug, and TeenHealthFX hopes that what you learn here is enough to satisfy any curiosity you may have. Once snorted, cocaine is absorbed into the blood and quickly goes to the brain. There, cocaine acts as a stimulant, just like some chemicals that you naturally have in your brain. The naturally occurring chemicals are released when you are in a really good mood, or doing something you enjoy. Cocaine causes a similar pleasant feeling, however it is much more intense and lasts a VERY short time. Not long after using cocaine, your brain is really tired from the stress you just put it through, and it is unable to respond to the naturally occurring stimulants. That is why cocaine users feel depressed and "crash" after using. Unfortunately, that is not even the worst part. The sudden rush of euphoria associated with cocaine is so desirable to some users, so they want to feel it again (especially during the "crash" period). As we know, the brain just went though a lot, so to re-achieve that feeling, a greater amount of cocaine must be used the next time. You can see a cycle developing here, and you can understand how addiction can occur so quickly. Even worse, you can begin to see how an overdose can occur. When you consider the whole story, and not just the few minutes of euphoria just after you snort cocaine, it becomes clear that it is just not worth it. Stick to things that release those naturally occurring stimulants (like sports). They are actually just as powerful, but far better for you.
If you or someone you know is using cocaine, get medical help to stop. A cocaine addiction is not something you can deal with on your own. A person should be under medical care and have the right emotional support in place. If you or someone you know wants help, contact your local Narcotics Anonymous.