Cocaine (Drugs: The Straight Facts) by Heather Lehr Wagner

By Heather Lehr Wagner

Medicinal drugs are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but instantly evidence approximately medications usually are not. medicinal drugs: The instantly evidence fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a ancient and clinical method of studying approximately medicinal drugs, their use, and their influence at the user's future health. A complete consultant to the second one most ordinarily used illicit drug. This booklet offers a old viewpoint on cocaine and the evolving public perspectives on its use.

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Government officials sent in to find and destroy coca bushes are attacked and killed. Bolivia is another important source of cocaine. While Bolivian cocaine production is somewhat smaller than that The Business of Cocaine of Peru, the industry is more firmly entrenched in Bolivia, with connections to the military and upper class that date back to the late 1970s. The coca plants grown here are found mainly in the central part of Bolivia near the mountainous region of Chapare. In Bolivia, cocaine production began to grow in the final quarter of the twentieth century, when landowners who had previously focused on farming soybeans and sugar or grazing cattle on their land instead turned their attention to the harvesting of coca plants.

Calm? These feelings are all triggered by neurotransmitters. There are many neurotransmitters at work in your body triggering certain feelings and sensations—everything from pain to pleasure. Scientists have currently identified about 75 neurotransmitters in the human body, and most believe that there are many more still to be identified. Certain neurotransmitters are particularly sensitive to the presence of drugs in the body. Doctors frequently attempt to treat illnesses like chronic, severe depression with medication designed to trigger particular neurotransmitters.

Or Bob, the best part of high school had been playing varsity football. He had been good, but then came a stupid injury his junior year, leaving him unable to play. It was during that year, when he was sidelined from football and worrying about whether or not he would make the team his senior year, that he first tried cocaine at a party. For the first time away from the football field, Bob felt powerful and confident. He felt the same thrill that he used to get on the brightly lit field Friday nights, when the announcer would call out his name over the loudspeaker and cheers would echo from the bleachers.

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