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Cocaine and the Nervous System

Commonly known as “coke,” “blow” and “snow,” cocaine is a drug made from the leaves of the coca plant. It can be used medically as a topical anesthetic, but is most widely used recreationally as a stimulant. When used for recreational purposes, cocaine is typically sold in powdered form, which is snorted or burned and…

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When Women Become Addicted to Cocaine

By Cynthia Sass  Per the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 1.5 million people use cocaine. More than 600,000 of those people are women. Although more men are using and addicted to cocaine than women, the number of women is rapidly increasing. Additionally, studies have shown that women get addicted faster,…

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Can Coffee Help Cocaine Addicts Stay Clean?

Coffee may be able to ease the symptoms of cocaine addiction, particularly in women, a new study has revealed. In the most recent edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Caffeine Research, an article was published on research that looked into the effects of caffeine on the brains of cocaine addicts and found that caffeine consumption…