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  • Brief Overview of Cocaine and Consequences of Abuse

    Brief Overview of Cocaine and Consequences of Abuse

    Derived from coca leaves, cocaine may not be one of the most popular sought after drugs today but it's definitely a powerful and addictive stimulant that numerous people from all walks of life abuse. For example, just recently Florida Republican Henry "Trey" Radel plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession, the Florida Rep. admitted to buying cocaine in October.
    Even though...

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  • Cocaine Abuse, Addiction, and Addicts

    Cocaine Abuse, Addiction, and Addicts

    There's a shrub that grows in South America called the coca plant which is where cocaine comes from and it makes its way throughout the world destroying drug users and their families. Cocaine can be found in a white power form that's referred to sometimes as 'snow', or in a paste form, free-base, and also rock form called crack cocaine. We know that cocaine is a very potent and powerful stimulant...

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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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