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What Is Cocaine Made From? Main Ingredients & Cocaine Cutting Agents

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America. The drug was originally used as an anesthetic and to constrict…

How Addictive Is Crack?

Crack is a highly addictive stimulant made from cocaine. Users usually smoke the drug as doing so allows a large amount of it to reach the lungs and bloodstream quickly. As…

What Happens When You Mix Cocaine with Heroin?

Cocaine and heroin are two of the most powerful and widely known illicit drugs around. These are often the drugs evoked during information or warning campaigns about illegal intoxicants due…

Cocaine and Alcohol Combination: Risks and Effects

Mixing drugs and alcohol is a very common practice that comes with serious risks. The majority of overdose deaths involve multiple intoxicants, and alcohol is the most commonly abused substance…

$500 Million in Cocaine Smuggled out of Las Vegas by 63-Year-Old Woman

For all those who have preconceived notions of what a drug smuggler looks like, here is a story that blows all stereotypes out of the water. An older woman, aged…

What Are the Long-term Risks of Cocaine Use?

The number of people who use cocaine has remained stable since 2009, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Every month, about 1.5 million people use this drug, either by…

How Much Cocaine Would Result in an Overdose?

Cocaine is an illegal stimulant drug that can be highly addictive. People who have taken cocaine often suffer intense side effects, both short- and long-term. Studies have estimated the dose…

Physical Dangers of Cocaine Use

In the public mind, cocaine is most often thought of as the expensive, trendy drug of the 1980s and 1990s. This powerful stimulant is so firmly ingrained in popular culture…

Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Use and Addiction

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that is purified from coca leaves. The first known use of cocaine dates back to 3,000 BCE when the ancient Incas of the Andes reportedly chewed coca…

Cocaine Abuse and Rehab Options

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) classifies current drug abuse as use within the month before the national survey, and in 2013, there were 1.5 million current American cocaine…