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What long-term damage does cocaine do to my body?

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FRANK Advice
14th Oct 2011

You can become addicted to cocaine, meaning that you crave and need more and more cocaine. If this happens cocaine use can become an expensive habit to keep and can spiral out of control. You may lose your job, home; and your relationships with friends and family can be damaged or destroyed.

Cocaine can make you feel depressed and run down after using it. It can bring previous mental health problems to the surface. You can develop serious problems with anxiety, paranoia and panic attacks. Large or frequent use of coke tends to knock sexual desire on the head.

Cocaine is highly risky for anybody with high blood pressure or a heart condition. Perfectly healthy, young people can have a fit or heart attack after taking too much coke and you may not know you’ve got a pre-existing heart condition. 

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