Chemsex is a common term used by gay or bisexual men to imply they are about to participate in sexual activity while under the influence of stimulant drugs. Typically this can involve After Cannabis, the next most commonly used drug in the UK was powder cocaine (otherwise known as Blow, Charlie, Dust, Flake, Sniff, Snow or White). 1.9 percent of adults between the age of 16 and 59 in 2014. Cocaine is a Class A illegal drug which means it is a drug that can cause the most harm to either the user or society when it is misused.
Despite its dangers, cocaine use among the UK population continues to increase. Some people use the drug in a misguided attempt to enhance performance or meet an end goal. Since it temporarily decreases the need for sleep, other people will misuse cocaine in order to stay awake or alert for long periods such as studying or completing strenuous tasks.
Negative Side Effects of Cocaine
- You may feel faint or sick
- It can make you sleepy and lethargic
- It can affect your memory
- It can make you feel confused, anxious or paranoid
- You may experience hallucinations or panic attacks
Risks of Cocaine
- People who use cocaine are increasing the risk of heart disease, hypertension, respiratory problems and infectious diseases
- People who misuse are more prone to heart, stomach and lung problems