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4 Things You Should Know About Cocaine Addiction

By Liemann Valdimar

Cocaine is unlike many other substances. Here are 4 things you should expect when dealing with cocaine addiction. Continue Reading

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A Vaccine for Cocaine Abusers?

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers have taken an old school approach to helping those with cocaine use disorder. Learn how a developing vaccine may he... Continue Reading

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Cocaine's Effect on Sexual Stamina

By Dominica Applegate

You might have heard that cocaine enhances sexual experiences, but the truth is that cocaine can really be a downer when it com... Continue Reading

STUDY: Cocaine-Exposed Babies Exhibit Alteration in Particular Brain Pathway

By Rudolph Hatfield

For the first time, researchers were able to point out the exact brain alteration that correlates to impulsive behavior in adul... Continue Reading

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STUDY: Meth and the Adolescent Brain

By Audrey Beim

How does this drug affect the brain of teenage users differently than the adult? We investigate. Continue Reading

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How Cocaine Destroys the Brain

By Elizabeth Seward

The media doesn't glamorize this information much. Continue Reading

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Methamphetamine Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

Methamphetamine (meth) is a prescription stimulant medication--synthesized from amphetamine--that is highly addictive, so its u... Continue Reading

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Crack Cocaine Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

Crack cocaine—synthesized from cocaine by mixing it with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)—has become a popular illicit drug. Th... Continue Reading

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Cocaine Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

Cocaine, a stimulant originally used as an anesthetic or numbing agent in medical settings, became popular for recreational use... Continue Reading

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What Are Stimulants?

By Nancy Burgess

Stimulants are a class of drugs that enhance brain activity, causing an increase in alertness, attention, and energy. This arti... Continue Reading

Speed Street Names

Speed is a common nickname for amphetamines—a stimulant medication—that is used and sold illicitly under this and other street ... Continue Reading

Cocaine Street Names

Cocaine, most often used as a white powder, is sold illicitly under the street names included here. Continue Reading

Amphetamine Street Names

Amphetamine, a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, is also used illicitly and sold under the street... Continue Reading

Alpha-ethyltryptamine Street Names

Alpha-ethyltryptamine is an illicit hallucinogenic drug sold under the street names "ET," "Love Pills," and others included here. Continue Reading