We know cocaine to, affecting almost every essential organ of our body. The brain is one of those organs, and researchers from Harvard University have been the first to see the effect of cocaine on the brain according to William J. Cromie for The Harvard University Gazette.
Cocaine constricts blood vessels in the brain
The most revealing result of the Harvard University study is the discovery that among young and healthy men who are occasional cocaine users, even a small amount of cocaine can cause blood vessels in the brain to constrict. The research team used advanced imaging equipment to look into the brains of 24 men who were injected with pure cocaine or a placebo.
As the blood vessels constrict, they become narrower and blood flow becomes slower. With slow blood flow comes a variety of problems, including memory loss, learning problems and brain dysfunction or damage.
So if you’re one of those healthy, young who snorts cocaine every now and then and claims they can control their habit through sheer will power, understand that your brain can change by snorting even just one line of cocaine. Do it on a regular basis, and you become prone to the problems described in the preceding paragraph, as well as raise your risk of a heart attack or stroke.