Cocaine is a very addictive stimulant that’s made from the leaves of a coca plant. It comes in a powder, and is often mixed with other substances. Cocaine changes the way the neurotransmitters communicate across your brain. It primarily targets the dopamine receptor, which releases pleasurable feelings throughout your body.
Cocaine abuse will affect a variety of areas in your teen’s life. Even experimenting just once can lead to a host of issues including accidental death, transmission of STDs, addiction and more. Get answers to frequently asked questions about teen cocaine use and abuse here.