One day, on an early Friday afternoon in Central Park, Hunter Ferrante wanted to share his experience on the dangers of cocaine.
Cocaine is one of America's biggest problems, and I will tell you first hand that it almost ruined my life when I was a teen.
I was so addicted to the happiness and energy that cocaine made me feel that I would snort the drug three times a day. However, there were long term effects...
Hunter Ferrante talks to a group of people over his recovery from a cocaine addiction.
I know that using drugs may be tempting, but in the long run no one wants to rely on a harmful substance for happiness. That is what happened to me.
Cocaine is a fine white powder that is made in South America. Usually people snort the drug, but it can be smoked and injected as well.
Talk to a parent if you feel like your addiction is getting out of hand. It is better to tell them before something bad happens. I allowed my addiction to get worse before i told my parents. I was too scared to tell them.
The side effects from cocaine include: extreme happiness and energy, mental alertness, hypersensitivity, irritability, and paranoia. Long term effects were loss of smell, nosebleeds, frequent runny nose, and problems swallowing.
Thank you for listening, and I hope you do not make the same mistakes I did.
Withdrawal symptoms consist of depression, fatigue, increased appetite, unpleasant dreams, and slow thinking. Long term use of drugs can harm your brain
There is not a current medication that can reverse a cocaine overdose.
That day, the people left central park learning a valuable lesson.