Cocaine has a long history which involves the once condoned use for medicinal purposes in the 1890's to being one of the most widespread abused drugs today. Click here or the title above for the full text.
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Cocaine abuse and addiction continues to be a problem that plagues our nation. In 1997 an estimated 1.5 million Americans age 12 and older were chronic cocaine users. Click here or the title above for the full text.
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Crack is the street name given to cocaine that has been processed for smoking. The term "crack" refers to the crackling sound heard when the mixture is smoked.Click here or the title above for the full text.
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The effects of cocaine are immediate, extremely pleasurable, and brief. Cocaine and crack cocaine both produce intense but short-lived euphoria and can make users feel more energetic. Because of this cocaine addiction can occur very quickly and be very difficult to break. Click here or the title above for the full text.
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