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CocaineCocaine is a highly addictive brain stimulant, and does a lot of damage to the brain,  it is an extremely dangerous drug.

Signs of Use

  • Nose bleeds
  • Trembling
  • Sleeplessness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of weight
  • Depression
  • Fever
  • Violence and possible suicide
  • Mood changes
  • Anger
  • "Hear voices"
  • Lack of interest in appearance

Long term effects of cocaine include permanent brain damage.

Crack Cocaine

Crack Cocaine is a dangerous, smokable form of cocaine.  Crack is very potent, containing 60– 80% pure cocaine.  Since a high from crack is generally short, lasting 5 - 15 minutes, users tend to want more and more.  A victim can become a drug addict in a few days or weeks.

When used, the vapours from the crack moves quickly to the lungs and brain, fooling the brain into thinking that crack is more important than food.

Users suffer from a variety of health problems.  They are usually at risk for major health problems and heart attack.  Crack is linked to violence, aggression, and crime, users become paranoid, suspicious, moody and irritable.

When the high from crack wears off, users become angry, anxious and depressed.  They have an intense craving for more of the drug and will do anything to get it.  Many crack users also become affected by mental problems.

Students, don't allow yourself to be fooled by anyone into thinking that drugs are not harmful.  Drugs can destroy your school career, athletics skills, relationships with friends and family.  They can lead to your imprisonment and destruction.

Be Alert, Drugs Hurt!

Our Mission

To enhance the social and physiological well being of all citizens through awareness building thereby, reducing significantly the demand for drugs.

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National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit
4th Floor, Government Headquarters
Roseau, Dominica
Phone: (767) 266 3343

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