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NJ Women Arrested for Selling Cocaine but Did They Do It?

  A woman from New Jersey and her partner were recently arrested at the Raleigh Durham International Airport in Raleigh, North Carolina, for allegedly selling cocaine wrapped up as packages...

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use?

Cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) is extracted from the leaves of the coca plant through a complicated processing method. The drug is a stimulant substance that still retains some medical uses and therefore is...

What Are the Signs of Cocaine Abuse?

While the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that cocaine use has generally decreased since the 1990s, the past few years have seen a renewed increase in cocaine-related overdose deaths. Nearly...

Cocaine and MDMA: What to Expect

MDMA, better known by street names such as ecstasy and Molly, has both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties.1 While MDMA was originally synthesized by German chemists as part of their pharmaceutical development efforts, it later...

What Are the Effects of Taking Heroin with Cocaine?

The practice of mixing heroin and cocaine is often referred to by users as “speedballing” or “taking a speedball.” A speedball can be any combination of a prescription central nervous...

Is Consuming Alcohol and Cocaine Dangerous?

Cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant drug. The major mechanism of action associated with cocaine and other stimulants is to significantly increase the availability of neurotransmitters like glutamate,...

Why Does Cocaine Cause Nosebleeds, Weight Loss, & Bloodshot Eyes?

What is Cocaine? Cocaine a well-known drug of abuse that is manufactured by processing the leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine has a rich history of use by many of...

Former Advocate for Homeless Addicts Confesses to Running Drug Market

Camden can be a tough town. Crack cocaine and heroin use are big problems; the streets are violent; and homelessness is rampant. One man wanted to make a positive impact...

Is Cocaine or Crack More Damaging to the Body?

What is Cocaine ( Coke or Blow )? Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug derived from the South American plant, Erythroxylon coca. The chemical has been used for about a century in medical applications, and the...

What Is the Process of Cocaine Withdrawal?

While the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that cocaine use has generally decreased since the 1990s, the past few years have seen a renewed increase in cocaine-related overdose deaths. Nearly...

What’s In Cocaine?

What is Cocaine? Cocaine is a highly addictive and illegal stimulant that is made from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America. According to the Drug...

Cocaine or Ecstasy Comedown: Which Is Worse?

Coming down off a high from drug use is usually not a comfortable thing; however, some crashes are more unpleasant than others. This can be based on a number of...

Crack and Cocaine: What’s the Difference?

Happiness and contentment are often described as emotions that come from deep inside the heart. In reality, these are states that come about due to chemical changes deep inside the...

How to Recover from a Cocaine Addiction

In 2015, there were 1.5 million people who used cocaine monthly, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, says the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That may sound...

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