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Should Possession of Cocaine Be a Felony in Florida?

  When police did a sweep of three fire stations across Key West, a firefighter was arrested for possession of 0.02 grams of cocaine – or about 22 milligrams of...

What Are Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms?

The central nervous system stimulant cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) is extracted and processed from the leaves of the coca plant, which is indigenous to Central and South America. Cocaine has a deserved reputation for...

Dangers of Snorting, Smoking, or Injecting Cocaine

Although the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lists cocaine as a Schedule II drug – it has some medical use as a very localized numbing agent in ear, nose, and throat surgeries –...

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol: The Effects and Dangers

Cocaine is one of the most famous “party drugs,” as it has been used illicitly at nightclubs for decades. Because it is often abused in social settings, people who abuse...

Cocaine Use: Health Risks & Long-Term Effects

Cocaine is a central nervous stimulant that creates a desirable, but fleeting, sense of euphoria, boost of energy, and inflation of self-esteem.1,2 So, why is cocaine bad for you? While...

How to Identify Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a potent stimulant drug derived from the coca plant, which grows in South America. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lists it as Schedule II because the substance has some use as...

Cocaine Abuse and Addiction

Cocaine is a central nervous system stimulant drug made from the native South American coca plant.1 Although it does have limited medical applications, cocaine is most commonly used illicitly and...

Cocaine use might increase HIV vulnerability

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that cocaine makes quiescent CD4 T cells susceptible to HIV resulting in significant infection and new virus production. Bethesda, MD...

The Early History of Cocaine

Cocaine made some unexpected appearances after being discovered in South America. The foliage of that continent hosts the shrub (erythroxylon coca) that produces the alkaloid, cocaine, in its leaves. It...

Cocaine and Crack Addiction

Cocaine is classified as a stimulant. Formed into a white powder or small, hard pieces cocaine is referred to as blow, nose candy, coke and toot. Ingesting methods range from...

Drug Rehab in Florida: The Miami Cocaine Trade

Addicts can make lasting recoveries with drug rehab in Florida, but the state is still a hub of narcotics trafficking and gang violence. Despite the advancements made in treatment, massive...

Cocaine through the Ages

Cocaine is one of the most widely used drugs in the world and has retained that status for more than a century. In fact, people were using variations of cocaine...

The South American Cocaine Trade

The South American cocaine trade is the stuff of movies and action novels – violent gang wars, bloody battles between police, the military and drug traffickers, prison uprisings, mafia leader...

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