Caffeine is one of the most popular psychostimulants in the world. It is currently used as an active adulterant in a number of illicit drugs such as cocaine. Previous studies have shown that caffeine can also magnify the stimulant effects of cocaine and as a result, worsen cocaine-induced drug behavior.
What Happens When You Combine the Two?
The effects of caffeine on your system are relatively mild, especially when you compare them to the effects of cocaine. However, since cocaine is a powerful stimulant, and one of the most commonly abused drugs, combining the two is bad. When cocaine enters your system, it impacts the functions of multiple organs as well as many of your body’s processes. For instance, it affects your brain since the drug leads to more dopamine and norepinephrine being released into your system.
What is Dopamine and Norepinephrine?
Dopamine is what creates the pleasurable effects of the drug. When released into your system, it can lead to addiction. Norepinephrine, on the other hand, refers to hormones that elevate your mood. However, they also affect your heart. Because cocaine increases the amount of norepinephrine in your system, it causes the vessels throughout your body to constrict, which includes the vessels in your heart. The increased blood pressure coupled with the decreased amount of oxygen that is delivered to different organs of your body is what causes damage to your cardiovascular system. These are just some of the cocaine and caffeine effects that might happen when these two stimulants combine in your system. These effects underscore the importance of ensuring that the two aren’t combined, not without any guidance from a counselor or substance abuse expert.
What are Drug Dealers Doing Now?
Cocaine and caffeine together increase the risk of heart damage. Drug dealers, though, have found out that adding caffeine to cocaine makes it more addictive. The resulting drug, then, is even more potent.
How Does This Affect You?
If you are struggling with cocaine abuse and you’ve started experimenting with caffeine, then you need to know how dangerous this is. Seek out help right away. On the other hand, if you have been trying to cut back on cocaine, only to try out cocaine with caffeine and now you’re having a hard time cutting back, then the same course of action is right for you: seek out help.
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We have a range of treatment services that provide everything you need. From drug treatments, alcohol treatment, the 12-step process, and even holistic treatments. We also offer extended care along with after-care services and detox referrals. We also offer co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis treatments. To learn more about your options, you can talk to us. Our admission team will be happy to speak with you. You can also view our facility by checking out the photos in our gallery. Lastly, if you aren’t certain what treatment is right for you, talk to us. We can guide you through the process, so you can determine what treatment is right for you.