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However, its bustling nightlife, high-achieving corporate culture and proximity to the country’s southern border also makes it uniquely susceptible to the abuse of stimulant drugs, most notably cocaine. A highly addictive party drug, cocaine was in third place (after meth and cannabis) for seizures by Texas law enforcement in 2015. It is made through a special extraction process on tropical cocoa plants, making South America a major site for its manufacture and southern American cities major distribution points.
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The drug’s popularity owes both to its flexibility and quick, intense effects. It is primarily available in two forms – a refined white powder that is snorted, or a crystalline granules known as “crack” that are smoked. Either way, the drug delivers a boost of energy, confidence and euphoria that comes on quickly and leaves quickly as well, leaving many users with a single-minded craving for steady supply. Although not as chemically addictive as other drugs like opioids, it very easily creates a strong psychological dependence that can lead users to financial problems, social withdrawal and cardiovascular damage.
Fortunately, treatment programs for cocaine dependence are common and flexible, as they depend more on psychological intervention than chemical treatments. Although cocaine addiction can be intense and withdrawal from it unpleasant, a combination of supervised detox, behavioral therapy and long-term group support can prove to be very effective.