What Is Flake Cocaine?
Flake Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that boosts your levels of alertness, attention, and energy. You may hear it called a stimulant it’s made from the coca plant, which is native to South America. Flake cocaine is illegal in the U.S. It is mostly referred to as Peruvian Flake Cocaine since it came from Peru.
Flake Cocaine is extremely addictive and used exclusively as a recreational drug. Flake cocaine comes from the coca leaf and became popular as a drug in the 1980s. Naturally, the coca leaf has been consumed for thousands of years by the native peoples of South America.
Important Facts About Flake Cocaine.
The Origin of Flake Cocaine.
Talking of where it came from, Flake cocaine originates from Peru, a country in South America. Cocaine is produced from coca leaves and has been used for centuries in a variety of cultural applications.
Flake cocaine is extracted from the Erythroxylon coca bush in Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia. Coca-leaf infusions or teas have been used to combat altitude sickness and boost energy in most native tribes of South America.
Flake Cocaine normally appears as a white powder in which people can snort it up the nose. They can also mix it with water and inject it into their arm with a needle. Flake cocaine can also be made into small white rocks, called Crack. Crack is smoked in a small glass pipe.
Flake Coke makes you feel energetic and in control of your world. But it can also make you restless, scared, or angry.
Flake cocaine is a particularly pure form of cocaine powder. In the summer of 1980, Richard Pryor set himself on fire while freebasing cocaine, an incident which Pryor mined for a memorable bit in the 1982 movie Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip.
How Is Flake cocaine Consumed?
By Snorting It As A Powder.
Many people around the world snort cocaine. They crush it into a fine powder, divide it into lines and snort it through the nose. This is the most common way to take Flake cocaine.
Snorting cocaine comes with a lot of disadvantages since it is taken through the nose, especially if it’s not been chopped very well. Some cocaine users find that switching between nostrils helps, while some people rinse out their nostrils with water or saline solution after taking it.
By Smoking It As Crack Or Freebase.
Flake coke can also be smoked through a glass pipe, tube, plastic bottle or in foil, but this is less common.
Also, Powdered coke and crack can be prepared to make a solution for injecting, which is much more dangerous than snorting or smoking cocaine.
When you purchase cocaine on the street, it is usually ‘cut’ with adulterants such as baking soda, talcum powder, lactose sugar, or other local anesthetics such as benzocaine that helps increase the weight and allows the seller to make a profit.
What Are The Side Effects Of Cocaine Use?
The effect is described as euphoric with increased energy, reduced fatigue, and heightened mental alertness.
Cocaine users may be talkative, extraverted, and have a loss of appetite or need for sleep. The psychoactive and pleasurable effects are short-lived without continued administration.
Biologically, the effect occurs in the midbrain region called the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Neuronal fibers from the VTA connect to the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain responsible for rewards.
Animals studies have proven that the levels of a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) known as dopamine are increased in this area during rewards. Normally, dopamine is released and recycled in response to these rewards. Cocaine use can interfere with this process, allowing dopamine to accumulate and send an amplified ‘reward’ signal to the brain, resulting in the euphoria described by users.
Also, cocaine consumer always feels restlessness, irritability, and anxiety. A tolerance to the high may develop – many addicts report that they seek but fail to achieve as much pleasure as they did from their first exposure.
Other cocaine consumers increase their doses to intensify and prolong the euphoric effects. While tolerance to the high can occur, leading to addiction. Cocaine users can also become more sensitive to the anesthetic and convulsant effects without increasing the dose taken.
This increased sensitivity may explain some deaths occurring after apparently low doses.