Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that directly affects the brain. Cocaine has been labeled the drug of the 1980s and 1990s, because of its extensive popularity and use during this period. However, cocaine is not a new drug.

Cocaines short-term effects are increased energy, decreased appetite, mental alertness, dilated pupils, increased temperature etc. And its long-term use effects are irritability, mood disturbances, restlessness, paranoia, auditory hallucinations and aptitude to suicide.

Drug addicts suffering cocaine addiction are less sensitive to social events and do not enjoy the contact with peoples. This information was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal article.