Cocaine is one of the oldest drugs known to man. The pure chemical hydrochloride has been abused for over 100 years and cocoa leaves, the source of cocaine have been ingested for over a thousand years. Cocaine has a long history of abuse and is rooted in the United States drug culture. It has strong addictive potential and is an intense euphoric drug. Cocaine is considered a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 which means it has a high potential for abuse but can be administered by a doctor for legitimate medical uses such as anesthesia for some eye, ear and throat surgeries.
Large amounts of the drug are transported by using the commercial trucking industry which can move bulk amounts (multi-hundred kilograms) quantities of Colombian cocaine. Smaller amounts are routinely seized by privately owned vehicles or couriers using buses or airlines to transport the drug. Never the less, no matter how hard the United States government tries to stop the transportation of illegal cocaine into the country there are still tons that make it onto our streets. With cocaine addicts, finding the drug is as easy as buying alcohol these days and the growing market of abusers is enabling cocaine manufactures and distribution companies to profit immensely on the sale of the drug.
With so many people struggling in our society with cocaine addiction it is sometimes impossible for us to look at the big picture. Millions of dollars are spent every year in an attempt to help addicts overcome their addiction to cocaine. Drug rehab facilities are often over crowded with patients and still the problem exists. What can you do to help solve the cocaine addiction problem in this country? Get educated! As the problem grows it is in the best interest of every man, women and child to get educated about the dangers of drug addiction. Once you know the truth it will be hard to travel down a road of pain and suffering due to addiction. To find out more or to get help for someone you love call us at 1-800-468-6933.