The sources on the crime of the girl from Enna (VS) are unanimous at the moment in indicating cocaine as an ingredient of the story. The girl’s cohabitant, guilty of the crime after an initial attempt to despistage, allegedly declared that he had consumed cocaine, and it seems that it was a consumption that had already created problems for him in the past.
The headlines speak of the “crime of jealousy”, which leads me to consider the kind of jealousy or possession behavior that cocaine can cause. First of all, cocaine acts as a mood exciter, which means soliciting initiative (also as a passage to the act), acquisition projects, challenge, risk, and the reading of references to oneself in reality. Those who use exciting substances tend to become “self-centered”, or perceive the world as something that takes place in a pressing and salient way now around them, demanding a response, an action, a quick and decisive adaptation.
As in someone who feels racing in a car at high speed and reacts continuously by moving the steering wheel, steering, honking etc etc. Only one type of action is not allowed in the arousal phase, spontaneous or induced by a drug, and it is “restraining”. Whoever is excited and projected forward, does not wait, does not let it fall, does not let the tension vanish, must do something else, add, insist, make the tones grow. Those who are excited think of getting out of a problem with a shoulder, putting on the gas, jumping even higher.
The problem is that this is thought and perceived also in a positive way, because those who are excited feel together at the center of a serious problem but also equipped with the necessary spirit to solve it quickly. Often those who are excited do not see the “after”: in committing a crime for example, the “after” of those who are excited and a better after, in which the problem will be solved and justice will be done, or what you wanted will be achieved with a simple act of force.
It is therefore not uncommon for those who plan and commit a crime to do so in a state of unreality in which while killing the person it is as if they were dreaming of killing the party they can’t stand and then being able to resume a happy life with another party. Furthermore, he feels “at the center” of a total provocation, for which he lives in a state of mind in which the world takes place within its borders, which are the real ones, and not vice versa (I in the borders of the world, to which world of my problems matters little or nothing).
The feeling of jealousy is not exactly what one should talk about in these cases. First of all because cocaine can produce hallucinations, for example voices. We do not know, but also the news that the girl would have mistakenly called her partner by the name of her ex, in a moment of intimacy or not, could correspond to a hallucinatory fact. Many people under the influence of cocaine hear offenses, hints, or misinterpret and refer to generic or obvious comments or phrases.
Remember the case of the serial killer from Liguria, Donato Bilancia, who reported that the spring for the first murder was hearing his friend in a gambling den (which he frequented assiduously) and another chattering behind his back and saying the phrase “you saw the Valter framed him” (his nickname). That sentence, taken for granted (it was the owner of a gambling den who had hooked up a customer, this is what those who manage a gambling den do) produces in Libra a reaction of exasperated indignation: he who believed he had been “chosen” because “important” or “friend” “in frequenting that place, he immediately reads an equally personal meaning but one of derision and threat, and shortly after kills the friend-traitor.
Everything is true in itself, but the spring is the starting point, that is, that sense of being important and disinterestedly appreciated by two who basically tried to find customers for a gambling den. The “snap” is therefore inevitable sooner or later, when under the influence of cocaine, which even scales consumed, at a certain point a sentence becomes a starting point for offense rather than appreciation. The higher the arousal is violent, the more likely the person is to read provocations and threats aimed at himself. Mild and euphoric excitement, intense excitement becomes paranoid. Cocaine by amplifying the excitement tends towards paranoia.
Many people who have apparent “delusions of jealousy” under the influence of even just alcohol, don’t just accuse their ex, girlfriend or wife of having lovers or going with this or that. There are usually two other elements, namely the first is to betray the partner “on purpose”, to provoke him, perhaps with the ex, with a richer one, with a more beautiful one and so on, but always with an intention of offense , of outrage. Not so much a relationship as an almost social provocation in front of everyone. In this view of things, even the woman who has cheated maybe thinks of doing it, or she would do it if she could, and therefore the attitude of control and accusation is triggered, absurd in those who clearly think that she is the object of betrayal.
In other words: if I am convinced that my woman is cheating on me, it is useless to try to stop her, it would not change anything. If, on the other hand, the delusion does not concern only the betrayal (consummated or only possible) but the thought of having to avoid public humiliation, failure in one’s role: this leads to waging a war in which one thinks that the other person is looking for. to “get behind it” and instead have to defend one’s honor, or avenge it. More than jealousy, behavior takes the path of possession and vindication.
The danger of all this lies in the excitatory nature of the delirium, which prevents the possibility of a choice of waiting, of estrangement, of passive displeasure, which is observed in other types of paranoia. The person who is under the influence of cocaine will probably do something, he will do it convinced at that moment that he “must” do it on principle, without a practical purpose, more for a sense of response to a provocation, and unfortunately he will do it in a way violent, that is, effective.
In addition, what is less known, the violent reaction and the delirium are two aspects that in the repeated use over time become more probable: unlike other effects that one gets used to, especially with sedative-type substances, the violence of arousals has a threshold that tends to reduce over time, and therefore is triggered even with low or non-repeated doses.

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