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Addiction, Social Media & Motherhood
Dec 5, 2022

Social media has the ability to level the playing field in order for those with a message to reach the masses without needing a record deal or the need to be an A-list actor in a major studio film. Social media has inadvertently created opportunities for the “everyday person” to shine with their unique talents […]

Demi Lovato Talks About Her Cocaine Addiction
Apr 16, 2021

Demi Lovato is one of the many celebrities that struggle with cocaine addiction. Oftentimes, these individuals go to rehab centers for treatment. When these individuals are open about their experiences in addiction treatment centers, they may inspire others who have a dependence on drugs and alcohol to confront their problems and get help. In 2018, […]

Mixing Steroids and Cocaine: What Are the Risks?
Oct 12, 2017

Steroids are substances that are naturally produced in the body or artificially manufactured. There are two different types of naturally occurring steroids: anabolic and catabolic. Anabolic steroids are derived from male hormones and help to build bone tissue, muscle tissue, and other tissues in the body. Catabolic steroids, or glucocorticoids, are produced as a response […]

Long-Term Side Effects of Cocaine on the Brain & Body
Apr 27, 2017

It is important to get cocaine addiction rehabilitation as soon as possible – not just because of the psychological, financial, and social issues associated with substance abuse, but also because of long-term physical harm caused by the drug. It may also be difficult to know exactly how to help someone who may be struggling with […]

How Addictive is Cocaine? Cocaine Addiction vs Dependence
Apr 24, 2017

Cocaine Dependence or Addiction The current medical understanding of addiction involves changes to the structure of the reward system in the brain, leading to compulsive pursuit and ingestion of intoxicating substances. People who struggle with addiction usually develop physical dependence on a drug in addition to mental changes. Dependence involves changes to how neurotransmitters are […]

Effects and Dangers of Mixing Cocaine & Alcohol
Apr 14, 2017

Combining Cocaine and Alcohol Individuals who use stimulants like cocaine commonly also use other substances such as alcohol, a depressant.1 One meta-analysis found that rates of concurrent cocaine and alcohol use ranged from 37% to 96%.2. Another 2018 meta-analysis indicated an estimated 74% prevalence rate of simultaneous alcohol use among people who used cocaine.3,4 And […]

Crack Cocaine Addiction: How to Get off the Drug
Apr 11, 2017

Crack cocaine is a freebase form of the stimulant powder, processed into crystalline rocks using baking soda or ammonia. The rocks can be smoked, causing a faster, more potent high. In fact, crack is often considered the most potent form of cocaine on the market. The high from crack only lasts for about 15 minutes, […]

Cocaine Overdose Signs, Symptoms & Treatment
Apr 10, 2017

Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose One of the most infamous drugs in the world, cocaine is a powerful stimulant that can be highly addictive. Synthesized from the coca plant, a plant native to South America, cocaine is popular throughout the globe due to some of the short-term effects that accompany its use. Cocaine can bring on […]

What Are The Effects of Cocaine on The Brain?
Apr 7, 2017

Effects on Mood, Emotions, and Mental Health Both freebase (crack) and powdered cocaine can cause long-term damage to mental health, which appears in the form of mood or emotional disturbances. Because the drug directly interferes with dopamine being reabsorbed by neurons, one of the symptoms of a cocaine comedown is serious depression. If the brain […]

What Does Crack Look Like? How to Identify Crack Cocaine: Look, Feel, and Smell
Mar 23, 2017

The drug is created through a complicated process involving baking soda, which results in crystalline “rocks.” These are smoked, unlike powdered cocaine, which is typically snorted. The high resulting from crack cocaine sets in faster than with powdered cocaine, but it also goes away within 15 minutes. Because of this rapid onset and dispersal, people […]

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