Why is it Abused
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant of the central nervous system. The person using it feels alert, Jovial, outgoing and has a great sense of well being – this euphoria is what drives him to use it again and again. Many people stop after using it a few times for various reasons. They are worried about becoming addicted, they may not have easy access to the drug or the money to buy it, and they are concerned about the legal problems or losing control over their behavior. Only about 10 – 15 % of the users become addicted to it. Once this happens, their entire life revolves around getting the next ‘fix’ whether they have to beg, borrow or steal to get this dose.
Those who inject the drug or who are always looking for new sensation or excitement in the life are more likely to get addicted to Cocaine.
Not long ago, Cocaine was the recreational drug of the rich and famous in the west. With the reduced cost and easy availability, it has become a widely abused drug among all sections of the society.