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Here’s Why Cocaine Addicts Often Gain Weight After Treatment

People in treatment for cocaine addiction gain weight because the drug triggers a lasting preference for fatty foods, according to recent findings from a team of British researchers. Weight gain is a common complication of treatment for cocaine addiction, and people who react negatively to their increasing body weight have increased chances of relapsing back …

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How Does Delay Discounting Affect the Behavior of Cocaine Addicts?

Delay discounting is a term psychologists and psychiatrists use to describe the human tendency to favor tangible short-term rewards over potentially greater long-term rewards. The same term applies to the human tendency to weigh obvious short-term losses against potential long-term losses. In a study slated for publication in 2014 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, researchers …

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Cocaine Adulteration and Risks for Dangerous Infection

Manufacturers of the illegal street drug cocaine commonly cheapen or adulterate their products with other substances in order to save money and make their drug supplies go farther. Since roughly 2003, one of the substances most frequently added to cocaine has been levamisole, a medication banned from human use in the United States. Cocaine users …

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