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  • Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Street drugs like cocaine, meth and heroin are heavily abused today and unfortunately they take a major toll on the body. Not only do users risk developing addiction to these drugs with repeated use, they can seriously affect a person's mental and physical health when they're abused.
    Cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin are very powerful drugs and they're highly addictive, so it's not hard...

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  • Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    In the past, heroin that was laced with fentanyl killed a vast amount of people in many areas including Chicago and Philadelphia. In 2006 there was an action alert put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about the combination of fentanyl and cocaine and heroin. There were many overdoses and drug related deaths at that time in the east coast and Midwest...

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  • How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    I can't imagine how many people have asked them self this very same question. Let's face it I seriously doubt anyone has ever set out having 'addiction' their goal when using drugs to get high. Unfortunately many young people have made the mistake of either listening to friends or assuming on their own 'they can control their drug use'.  
    They may be able to control their drug use in...

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  • A Comparison of Addiction to Cocaine and Methamphetamine

    A Comparison of Addiction to Cocaine and Methamphetamine

    Cocaine and Methamphetamine are two drugs that are often linked together because they produce similar effects and because they belong to the same class of drugs called psychostimulants.

    In addition, they both have the potential for causing dependence and abuse which further strengthens the bond associate between them. Though there are many similarities, a fair number of differences do...

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  • Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack cocaine is a universal problem in most countries. Crack cocaine was very popular in US in the 80s. It was a common drug of abuse in most inner cities. Its use declined in the early 90s mainly due to the anti-drug campaigns and increasing policing. However, the last decade has seen a resurgence of the crack cocaine epidemic. The drug has again become widely available and the use has...

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  • Cocaine Addiction, Treatment and Abuse

    Cocaine Addiction, Treatment and Abuse

    Introduction Cocaine is an intensely powerful addictive stimulant that acts directly on the brain. Cocaine was first extracted from the leaf of the erythroxylon coca bush, which is endemic in South America, West Indies and Indonesia.
    Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused drugs and the majority of the individuals who use cocaine are also users of other drugs. The drug can generate a...

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