Dangerous Cocaine Effects

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Dangerous Cocaine Effects A new study, from Johns Hopkins University recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that high doses of cocaine causes brain cells to kill themselves in mice. The researchers found that cocaine can kill brain cells by triggering “overactive autophagy,” which can be defined as the process by which cells digest their own insides. Further, this process was seen in the brains of mice whose mothers were given cocaine while pregnant. The study...

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Is Smoking Nicotine a Gateway for Cocaine Use?

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Is Smoking Nicotine a Gateway for Cocaine Use? Many individuals smoke nicotine, it’s legal after all. But does smoking nicotine become a gateway for cocaine addiction?   New research indicates that this may be the case: nicotine and cocaine alter the brain’s dopamine levels in very similar ways. Reports indicate that the ongoing presence of nicotine often makes the brain more susceptible to the effects of cocaine and prepares the ground for cocaine addiction. Almost every substance that could possibly...

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Facts about Cocaine

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Some interesting facts about Cocaine Cocaine is a strong stimulate that affects the body’s central nervous system.  Cocaine is a white crystalline powder that is often mixed with sugar, cornstarch, vitamins and/or flour. Crack cocaine looks like a small rock, chunk or chip and it is sometimes off-white or pink in color.  Common names for cocaine include: coke, dust, toot, line, nose candy, snow, sneeze, powder, girl, white pony, flake, C, the lady, Cain, neuro-Cain, rock, or crack.  But, it’s all...

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Drug Cravings

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Without drug cravings, drug addictions would be lessened significantly.  The craving obviously perpetuates the addiction and the abuse that occurs with drug use.  Drug cravings can be physical or psychological. Physical drug cravings happen when a drug dependent person builds up their tolerance to a drug or drugs over time. Drug cravings, like other physical cravings, are taken as a symbol that the individual should give the body what it thinks it needs. Drug cravings are very powerful and compel many people to...

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Interesting Statistics About Cocaine

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Some interesting statistics about cocaine use: Cocaineabuse.us offer some interesting recent information about cocaine statistics and users.  They indicate that many people believe that cocaine is not a major threat like it used to be when cocaine use peaked in the 80’s.  However, they cite that a study performed by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that showed that although cocaine use declined until the early 1990s,cocaine use...

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What is cocaine?

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What is cocaine? Although you may have heard it called coke, dust, toot, line, nose candy, snow, sneeze, powder, girl, white pony, flake, C, the lady, Cain, neuro-Cain, rock, or crack, it’s all cocaine: a powerfully addictive pain blocker extracted from the leaves of Erythroxylon coca, a plant that comes from the Andean highlands in South America. Cocaine is a strong stimulate that affects the body’s central nervous system.  It’s a white crystalline powder that is often mixed with sugar, cornstarch,...

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