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Cocaine Addiction Overview
Cocaine addiction is very damaging and difficult to break because the high is relatively short lived. The effects of snorting cocaine usually fall off in about an hour, and another dose is required to maintain the high…
Changing How The Brain Processes Addictions: New Treatment Possibility
New research is yielding a promising lifestyle altering treatment for cocaine addiction. Imagine putting an end to cravings f...
First effective medication for cocaine addiction?
New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine reveals that topiramate, a drug used to treat epilepsy, migra...
Zac Efron Received Treatment for Cocaine Addiction (Video)
Actor Zac Efron announced that he had previously entered rehab for cocaine addiction and recently completed treatment....
Link Between Calorie Restriction and Cocaine Reward System
Addiction specialists are very interested in any research that illuminates the brain’s reward system. Because many drugs of...
Cocaine changes metabolism after recovery, leads to weight gain
It's long been thought that former cocaine addicts tend to gain weight in recovery because of better eating habits - and poss...
Ritalin to Treat Cocaine Addiction? (Video)
Ritalin is a drug normally used to treat ADHD, but researchers are finding that it may also help in treating cocaine addic...
The On-Off Switch for Cocaine Addiction
A fascinating research paper was published this week in the journal Nature. Researchers found that they could create or extin...
Stevie Nicks Opens Up About Cocaine Use (Video)
Stevie Nicks opens up about her cocaine abuse and how using drugs affected her life in many negative ways, from problems w...
Signs of a Cocaine Addiction
In the early 1970s, you could find physicians and even government health officials who would claim that cocaine was an entire...
Type 2 Diabetes Drug Could Be Effective Against Stimulant Addiction
According to Vanderbilt University researchers, published as a Letter to the Editor of the journal Molecular Psychiatry, a dr...
Ten Facts About the Most Deadly Illicit Drug in America
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. after marijuana and has the highest death rate of any other...
Baby Boomers and "Cocaine Brain" - images show damage
Dr. Karen Ersche has a reputation for using brain imaging to show, in a dramatic way, the damage caused by drugs. She is a be...
Researchers Find "Vaccine" for Cocaine
In emergency rooms across the United States, a miraculous drug for opiate overdose is used almost daily. Narcan is used to tr...
Classification of Cocaine
There are a couple of odd things about the classification of cocaine in the US. The first is that it isn’t a Schedule I drug...
Cocaine Medical Uses
Today cocaine is known as an addictive drug, but there are cocaine medical uses. Cocaine first emerged as a mild stimulant us...
What Is A Crack Baby
What is a crack baby? “Crack baby” is a repulsive term, loaded with the worst stereotypes about addiction and the implication...
Gender Brain Differences Related to Addiction
A new study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that when it comes to addition issues, sex matters....
Teasing Out the Sibling Effect in Addiction
A new study from the Journal Science has taken a step forward in understanding sibling differences in addiction. The key ques...
Cocaine Sent to the UN
In one of those, “What were they thinking?” stories, two fake diplomatic pouches with cocaine in them were delivered to the U...
Gray Matter and Impairments from Cocaine Abuse
A new study conducted by the United States Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has the distinction of being...
Cocaine and Levamisole: Waiting for the Cycle to Repeat
It first came to the medical profession’s attention in 2008, in Canada. Then, the syndrome appeared in San Francisco in 2009....
Drug Cartels in Honduras -- Location, Location, Location
On the land bridge connecting North and South America, Honduras sits on the Atlantic side, south and west of Cuba. At less th...
Crack Babies Long Term Effects
This article looks at crack babies long term effects. What a derogatory term that is. “Crack baby” is loaded with connotation...
Could Marijuana be a Treatment for Cocaine Addicts?
A new study has found that marijuana could potentially be used to help cocaine addicts kick their habit. Critics will likely...
Cocaine Molecular Structure
This article reviews the cocaine molecular structure. In the mid-1800s, Organic Chemistry as an analytical science was moving...
Cocaine Production Process
In the cocaine production process, the technology to extract cocaine from the coca leaf hasn’t changed much in a hundred year...
Ingredients In Cocaine
In understanding ingredients in cocaine, know that in this game, the dealer has a few objectives. They don’t want to get caug...
Cocaine Heart Attack
Perhaps the most serious side effect of cocaine is the chance of a cocaine heart attack. While cocaine users seek stimulant a...
Cocaine vs Crack
In cocaine vs crack it is important to know cocaine and crack are derived from the same plant, but they are different forms o...
Cocaine Nose Damage
Snorting cocaine is technically called insufflation and can cause cocaine nose damage. The purpose is to get the drug into th...
To understand why addicts want freebasing cocaine, there are a couple of key points. The first is about chemistry and the sec...
First Drug Treatment for Cocaine Addiction?
There could soon be a drug treatment available for cocaine addicts who are trying to kick the habit. A researcher expects to...
Study Shows Vaccine May Help with Cocaine Cravings
A new vaccine study shows the potential of helping addicts overcome cocaine addiction: "A vaccine shown to block cocaine fro...
Navy Officer's Death a Puzzle
Sometimes human behavior makes no sense. At least with the facts on hand. A story out of the Philippines falls under this cat...
Caucasian Genetic Trait Triples Chances of Cocaine Abuse
One study shows that a genetic trait found in caucasians triples the possibility of cocaine abuse: "Nearly one in five whites...
Taking a Picture of Cocaine Craving
One of the most interesting brain studies ever published used PET scans of the brain to take a snapshot of addiction cues in...
Flying High with Cocaine
The confusing knot that is the modern illegal drug economy often gives us some surprising news. In this case, it’s Russian pi...
Researchers Discover Potential Pharmacological Cocaine Treatment
Two studies work on developing a treatment plan for cocaine addiction: "In one study, a common beta blocker, propranolol, cur...
Possible Treatment For Cocaine Overdose Found
Tests of a modified enzyme show it can break down cocaine nearly 1,000 times faster than the human body does on its own. The...
Teens Who Use Crack or Cocaine At Higher Risk For HIV
Discussion of alcohol and marijuana use are routinely part of teen HIV prevention programs, but a new study suggests that a h...
New Activities May Help Cocaine Addicts Avoid Relapse
A new set of controlled experiments suggest that novelty--new and different things and situations--may help prevent relapse a...
New Mechanism Underlying Cocaine Use Discovered
In a January 7 news release from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), U.S. government scientists announced the i...
New Treatment For Cocaine Addiction?
A recent study, published in the November 2009 issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, has found...
Understanding the basis of cocaine addiction means knowing the history of cocaine. MyAddiction.com offers you a snapshot of...
Cocaine Addiction Treatment
The first step in treatment for cocaine addiction is getting the addict to agree to treatment. Many users think they have t...
Cocaine has a half-life of only one hour. Half the dose has been metabolized in an hour, three-fourths in two hours and seve...
Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine addiction follows a path that begins with tolerance, then dependence, and finally full blown addiction. Tolerance i...
By William Morrison Selected Cocaine Statistics Statistics show that 10 percent of publicly-funded drug abuse center admis...
Cocaine, a powdered extract of the coca plant, can be snorted or smoked. When modified chemically for smoking, it is referr...
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