Why Is Cocaine So Addictive?

Question by Stryker: Why is cocaine so addictive?
I’m not a crackhead or anything like that, but I have done my share of illegal drugs. The most addictive drug I have ever experienced was cocaine (snorting it).

What makes this drug so addictive?

BTW: I’ve never smoked crack or did heroin so I have have no idea how those drugs are. I tend to stay away from these.

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Answer by Dem Geminiz

Answer by Ramon C
Of all drugs, cocaine creates the greatest psychological dependence. It stimulates key pleasure centers within the brain and causes extremely heightened euphoria. However, an individual quickly develops a tolerance to the drug, requiring higher dosages and more frequent use in order to get the same effect. Cocaine cravings can be so strong that just the memory of the euphoria associated with use of the drug can trigger the desire to use it again, even after long periods of abstinence.

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