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What Happens to Your Body When You Overdose on Cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug that can be snorted, smoked, or injected. It causes an intense, short-lived high that triggers a compulsion to keep using the drug. The desire to continue the high can ultimately lead to an overdose. If you or a loved one is using cocaine, the cocaine detox center at …

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Symptoms of Cocaine Detox

Symptoms of cocaine detox can range from mild to severe, depending on many factors. Even with a thorough medical evaluation, it is impossible to predict which withdrawal symptoms a client will experience when they go through the stages of cocaine detox. The cocaine detox center at Promises Behavioral Health helps all of our clients stay …

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Are E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Cocaine?

E-cigarettes are powered devices that deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol mist into the lungs. While proponents of these devices point to their potential for reducing the risks associated with consuming nicotine-containing cigarette smoke, critics point to a range of possible problems stemming from their use. In a report published in September 2014 in The New England …

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How to Detox from Cocaine Safely

Cocaine addiction continues to affect millions of men and women all across the country. As you man know, it produces an intense high with increased energy and alertness with a high rate of abuse. Some people assume they can use small amounts and not risk addiction. Unfortunately, they are only creating a strong dependence on …

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The Dangers of Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol

What happens when you combine cocaine and alcohol, a stimulant and a depressant? Common sense tells you that they cancel each other out. However, that’s not actually the case. Here’s what really happens. Understanding Cocaine and Alcohol As a stimulant, cocaine makes you feel energetic. Some compare it to being on top of the world. …

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What’s Really in Cocaine? Dangerous Cutting Agents Used to Extend Profit

Did you know that cocaine is sometimes used for legitimate medical purposes, primarily as a topical anesthetic? Most people don’t know this, because cocaine is mostly used as a recreational drug. When sold to people for recreational purposes, cocaine can be very dangerous. The dangers of using cocaine can include impaired judgement, engaging in risky …

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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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Do Impulsive Cocaine Users Develop Unusual Brain Changes?

Cocaine is a potent stimulant drug of abuse known for its ability to substantially alter the brain function of heavy and/or habitual users. Some cocaine users have a personality trait called impulsivity, which makes them unusually likely to act in rash or reckless ways. In a study published in September 2014 in the journal Drug …

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