Cocaine Addiction

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Cocaine News Bytes Cocaine Use Effects Deeper Than Suspected For many decades now cocaine has been considered one of the most addictive substances known to man and one of the most damaging. But this was not always the case. From its early use and endorsement by Sigmund Freud and appearance in dozens of beverages, cocaine was initially synthesized and sold legally by many pharmaceutical companies in the latter half of  [ Read More ]

Cocaine’s chemical “switch” stays turned on By The Associated Press Sept. 15, 1999 Cocaine may be one of the toughest addictions to cure because it triggers a buildup of a protein that persists in the brain and stimulates genes that intensify the craving for the drug, new research suggests. The protein (pronounced fawz-bee) isn’t produced in the brain until addicts have used cocaine several times, or even for several years.  [ Read More ]

Cocaine & Crack Addiction Treatment Longer Treatment Helps Severe Cocaine Addiction Reuters Health June 15th The severity of an individual’s cocaine addiction and their other life problems should be assessed when decisions are being made about treatment for their addiction, a National Institute on Drug Abuse-sponsored report suggests. The findings indicate that for patients with moderate to severe problems, a minimum of 3 months of treatment is needed to achieve  [ Read More ]

Drug Rehabilitation: A New Perspective FASE Report “The use of morphine in the place of alcohol is but a choice of evils, and by far the lesser” Cincinnati Lancet-Clinic. 1889 “Heroin will take the place of morphine without its disagreeable qualities.” New York Medical Journal. 1901 “Some (heroin) addicts readily admit that they prefer methadone as their drug of abuse” International Journal of Pharmacology. 1975 “Clonodine has recently gained prominence  [ Read More ]