Repeated cocaine use is one of the leading causes for cocaine addiction, as cocaine can quickly spiral into physical dependency as a result of patterned or habitual abuse. Cocaine abuse often leads to long term changes in the brain’s reward … Continue reading →
June 30, 2017
by admin Comments Off on Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask
The goal of drug and alcohol rehab is to help addicted individuals stop drug use and maintain sobriety while also learning the skills needed to cope with family, workplace and societal interaction. It’s crucial that the individual find a rehab … Continue reading →
June 23, 2017
by Staff Writer Comments Off on Can a Person Overdose on Cocaine?
Yes, a person can overdose on cocaine. An overdose occurs when the person uses too much of a drug and has a toxic reaction that results in serious, harmful symptoms or death. An overdose can be intentional or unintentional. Death … Continue reading →
June 22, 2017
by Staff Writer Comments Off on How Does Cocaine Use Lead To Addiction?
As with other drugs, repeated use of cocaine can cause long-term changes in the brain’s reward circuit and other brain systems, which may lead to addiction. The reward circuit eventually adapts to the excess dopamine brought on by the drug. … Continue reading →
March 28, 2017
by Staff Writer Comments Off on Cocaine-Linked Deaths in the US Due To Deadly Mixes
Cocaine mixed with opioids, depressants or other stimulants can easily lead to overdose, and these days the common drugs involved are the silent killers: heroin and fentanyl. Some people know what they are getting from the powerful mix, and like … Continue reading →
November 10, 2016
by Staff Writer Comments Off on Can Cocaine Use Be Determined By A Fingerprint Test?
A scientific technique known as Desorption Electrospray Ionization can determine whether two chemicals, benzoylecgonine and methylegonine (metabolites of cocaine), are present in the fingerprint residue of individuals who used cocaine. These chemicals show up in fingerprint residue when they are … Continue reading →
September 19, 2016
by Staff Writer Comments Off on Does Fluctuating Hormones Affect Female Vulnerability to Cocaine Addiction?
A study from the University of Texas at Arlington shows that “women experience higher levels of craving and relapse during periods of abstinence and take larger amounts of cocaine during bouts of relapse,” according to lead investigator of the study, … Continue reading →
December 9, 2015
by Staff Writer Comments Off on Is It Possible to Use Cocaine Sensibly?
Is there a way to use cocaine sensibly? Even “moderate cocaine use” too often leads to addiction, so it’s nearly impossible to use cocaine “sensibly.” Sure, a person can take a short “bump,” but that’s not always a good thing. … Continue reading →
December 8, 2015
by Staff Writer Comments Off on Smoking Cocaine & Health Effects of Repeated Cocaine Use
Cocaine can be used through the process of injection, snorting, and smoking. When cocaine powder is smoked, some of the cocaine gets into the blood and into the lungs, giving the user a burst of pleasure. But when smoking, much … Continue reading →
December 7, 2015
by Staff Writer Comments Off on How Sniffing Cocaine Can Lead To Overdose
It is very possible to overdose from sniffing cocaine. Depending on the person, as the reaction of the human body to cocaine is different for every person, too much cocaine can lead to negative and lethal effects on the body. … Continue reading →