Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction Information

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Cocaine has shown its many colors for thousands of years. From chewing the leaves of the coca bush in South American cultures to sipping it from tonics and elixirs (as in the case of Coca-Cola), the notorious stimulant has morphed from a natural plant to a synthetic powder more valuable than gold. While its addictive properties are well-known, there are a number of other side effects that prove that cocaine  [ Read More ]

Studies have shown that mere recreational use of cocaine, once or twice a week, is associated with heart problems. Researchers, using imaging techniques, compared the heart and vascular function of these casual type of cocaine users to people who didn’t use cocaine. What was found was that the people who used cocaine had a poor level of heart and vascular function in comparison. This includes increased aortic stiffness and systolic  [ Read More ]

Cocaine has long been one of the most popular stimulants on the streets. Thanks to the initial promotion of Sigmund Freud, who labeled it a “magical” substance, and thanks to further misinformation and vested interests, facts on the drug are buried in a morass of lies. Now it is the second most trafficked illegal drug in the world, pushed mostly along the pipeline from Colombia and other South American countries.  [ Read More ]