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Cocaine Drug Abuse Takes Its Toll As Seen In Graphic Palatal Perforation Photo

03/08/2015 11:20 BST | Updated 03/08/2015 11:59 BST
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A shocking photo posted on Facebook by a dentist provides yet another reason to not take cocaine.

The graphic snap shows someone with palatal perforation , which can occur after cocaine abuse.

Snorting cocaine causes the blood vessels in your nasal cavity to narrow significantly, and without the required blood supply, the tissues in the nasal cavity, or in this case, the roof of the mouth, can start to undergo destructive changes.

Warning: you can never unsee this...

Palatal perforation due to Cocaine Abuse.

Posted by Howard Farran DDS, MBA on Saturday, 19 July 2014

If that doesn't put you off experimenting with drugs, we don't know what will.

Almost 19% of 16 to 24-year-olds admitted to taking an illicit drug in the last year, with cocaine, ecstasy and LSD use increasing year on year since 2012. One third of adults have taken drugs during their lifetime.

If you or someone you know has a drug problem or is struggling with addiction, Talk To Frank.

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