Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that one can inject, smoke or snort and is becoming the drug of choice for many youths, primarily between the ages of 15 and 30, though individuals as young as 12 are becoming addicted to this dangerous drug.
Cocaine use, whether recreational or used more often, is a dangerous narcotic due to the fact that it is so addictive and the plethora of short and long-term side effects. Dangers and side effects of cocaine use and abuse include hyperthermia, kidney dysfunction and disease, ear, nose and throat problems, as well as cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, and psychiatric issues.
It can be very easy for someone to become addicted to cocaine even after the first use which is why it is so important to seek help immediately. Drug rehab centers and support groups are available for anyone addicted to cocaine which will help them learn to get over the addiction, help them battle the withdrawal symptoms and learn to get on with their life.