effects of cocaine use

EBR Coroner Proposes Tougher Sentences for Heroin Dealers

EBR coroner proposes tougher sentences for heroin dealers
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Seeking to stem the recent surge of heroin overdoses in south Louisiana, the coroner of East Baton Rouge Parish is asking lawmakers to drastically increase prison sentences for people convicted of distributing the highly addictive drug. Dr. Beau Clark … Read more on The Advocate


Should Maryland add Lefty Driesell's name to Cole Field House?
Filed under: len bias cocaine addiction
I know that Driesell was something of a polarizing figure on campus during portions of his Maryland career, and his departure a few months after the death of star player Len Bias from a cocaine overdose was not the way he or his fans wanted him to go out. Read more on Baltimore Sun


Cocaine Use May Increase HIV Vulnerability

Cocaine use may increase HIV vulnerability
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"We found that cocaine mediates its effects directly, inducing minimal changes in the physiology of these cells and utilizing the same pathways it uses to target the brain." For the year long in vitro study, the researchers collected blood from healthy … Read more on Medical Xpress


Brain may never fully recover from cocaine addiction: Study
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WASHINGTON: Brain may never fully recover from the effects of cocaine addiction, even after long-term abstinence from the substance, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Researchers have found that even long-term abstinence from … Read more on Times of India


Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Affects the Behaviour of the Child

Prenatal cocaine exposure affects the behaviour of the child
Filed under: cocaine abuse in adolescents
Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine conducted several studies highlighting the harmful effects of cocaine use during pregnancy on children. Exposure to cocaine during pregnancy affects both brain and behavior of offspring , according … Read more on Doctor Tipster


Ogden woman shares story of cocaine addiction at age 11, road to recovery
Filed under: cocaine abuse in adolescents
“I had so many people tell me not to go through drug court because it wouldn't help, but it taught me more about myself and my addiction that I had ever realized,” she said. This month, Weber … “I have lost two children because of my addiction. I … Read more on StandardNet


Cocaine Addiction Cured in Rats Using Blasts of Laser Lights

Cocaine addiction cured in rats using blasts of laser lights
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Setting comedy aside, though, cocaine addiction is considered a major public health problem in the United States. However, researchers … One of the effects of cocaine use is that it causes compulsive abuse due to its highly addictive nature. In … Read more on DVICE


DEA breaks up suspected Colombia/Guinea-Bissau drug ring
Filed under: cocaine use united states
U.S. agents have disrupted a suspected major drug smuggling operation accused of engaging in narco-terrorism, conspiring to import narcotics into the United States, and providing aid and weapons — including surface-to-air missiles — to a South … Read more on Washington Times


Study Pits BP Meds Against Cocaine Addiction

Study pits BP meds against cocaine addiction
Filed under: cocaine abuse and the heart
Kosten had noticed that a certain type of blood pressure medicine controlled many of the same things that cocaine use affected. "It not only blocked the heart rate and the blood pressure effects," he said. "But it also blocked the excitement, the … Read more on abc13.com


Whitney Houston Wax Figures Unveiled at Madame Tussauds [PHOTO]
Filed under: cocaine abuse and the heart
Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease, a Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman said on March 22, 2012. Nearly a year has gone by since the untimely death of Whitney Houston, the pop icon who passed … Read more on Enstarz


Like Father NOT Like Son: Offspring of Cocaine Users Less Likely to Develop Habit

Like father NOT like son: Offspring of cocaine users less likely to develop habit
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'This study is the first to show that the chemical effects of cocaine use can be passed down to future generations to cause a resistance to addictive behaviour, indicating that paternal exposure to toxins such as cocaine can have profound effects on … Read more on Daily Mail


Justified, Season 4
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But when we met Billy St. Cyr (Joseph Mazzello), the snake-handling revivalist preacher who has his new followers convinced he (or God) can cure them of addiction, I had a feeling I might start feeling a little more sympathetic toward ol' Boyd this … Read more on Slate Magazine