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In the Know: Cocaine and Crack Presentation Card

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SKU: PB-DA91-CARD
  • Details the origins and appearance of cocaine.
  • Discusses how cocaine works and how it's used.
  • A perfect companion piece to our presentation display. This presentation card is a smaller version of our large display, making it a perfect leave behind to reinforce what was learned from the display, or a stand alone educational tool.

  • Notes the long- and short-term effects of cocaine.
  • Provides the statistics behind cocaine use.
  • Presents signs of use and abuse.

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    In the United States, over 1.1 million people abuse or are dependent on cocaine. Cocaine can pose a high risk for addiction because its effects happen so quickly. With this presentation display, you'll have no problem conveying to your audience the dangers that come with cocaine and crack use.

    The card begins by noting that cocaine is a purified extract from the coca plant. It's chemically processed to produce both powdered cocaine and crack cocaine. Powered cocaine may vary in color from white and off-white to pinkish. Crack cocaine, on the other hand, has a crystal- or rock-like form and may be white or off-white in color.

    Cocaine changes the brain's chemistry, allowing some neurotransmitters to build up, which then results in a feeling of euphoria or being "high." This "high" can be achieved by snorting the drug or rubbing it onto mucous membranes, like the gums. Powdered cocaine may also be dissolved in water and injected. Crack cocaine is heated and the fumes inhaled.

    These drugs are so dangerous because while the highs are intense, they are also relatively short lived, lasting only 5 to 30 minutes. Users are likely to take the drug more frequently in order to maintain their feelings of euphoria. And with increased use, tolerance and addiction can happen quickly.

    In the short term, cocaine causes increased energy, feelings of euphoria, dilated pupils, stokes, headaches, seizures, bizarre or violent behavior, and death. With long-term use, the drug results in tolerance, addiction, psychosis, bowel gangrene, malnourishment, brain damage, and death. These serious side effects are responsible for 450,000 to 550,000 emergency department visits every year as well as 5,000 deaths each year. Cocaine users frequently mix the drug with alcohol, making them 25 times more likely to experience sudden death.

    The card concludes with a list of signs of cocaine use or abuse, which includes a constant runny nose and/or sniffling, erratic mood swings, dilated pupils, extreme weight loss, withdrawing from friends and family, and sudden financial problems. The audience is reminded that cocaine is not all it's cracked up to be.

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    Add a Custom Imprint? Yes
    Imprint Size 3" x 3"
    Size 3 5/8" x 9 1/2"
    Product Type Cards
    Minimum Order Quantity 100
    Sold in Multiples of 100
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