Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, cocaine is an illegal drug. As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, … [Read more...] about Cocaine 101: What is cocaine?
According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 35 million Americans over the age of 12 reported to having used either cocaine or crack at some or other stage. Cocaine addiction accounts for approximately 14% of rehab center admissions. The drug is particularly addictive, both physically and mentally. The “high” associated with cocaine use tends to be short … [Read more...] about Cocaine Addiction Treatment