Articles tagged with Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Dangers

The main health risk with cocaine is overdose. Most cocaine deaths have been caused by accidental overdose, especially with cocaine dissolved in drinks. There is no such thing as a "safe" dose of coke, and a person can overdose even if they have only ingested a relatively small amount of the drug. Cocaine overdose is not nice: victims suffer convulsions, heart failure, or the depression of vital brain centers controlling respiration, usually with fatal results.


Cocaine FAQ

» What is crack cocaine? » What is freebasing? » Is it safe to mix with ecstasy and other party drugs? » How much do you have to take before it starts to destroy your nose? » Can cocaine be absorbed through the skin? » What is cocaine usually cut with?


Cocaine FAQ

» What is crack cocaine? » What is freebasing? » Is it safe to mix with ecstasy and other party drugs? » How much do you have to take before it starts to destroy your nose? » Can cocaine be absorbed through the skin? » What is cocaine usually cut with?


Famous Cocaine Users

Stephen King From 1979-1987, the horror novelist was addicted to cocaine, describing it as his "on switch" and cannot remember a couple of books he wrote during this period. King claims it saved him from alcoholism and an early grave: "without coke I'd have gone on drinking until about the age of 55 and it would have been a couple of lines in the New York Times: 'Writer Stephen King dies of stroke.' Sigmund Freud Wrote effervescently of the "exhilaration and lasting euphoria" and its "stimulative effect on the genitalia". Even penned a (now hard-to-find) essay, 'UberCoca,' extolling its virtues. " Changed his mind about the substance when a patient friend of his died of an overdose.



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