Street Names for Cocaine

Statistics demonstrate nearly 7 percent of teens have tried cocaine by the senior year of high school and half have tried some sort of illicit drug by the time high school is finished. The more parents know about what children are doing and what is happening in peer groups, the easier it is to recognize Read More…

How Cocaine Affects the Brain

Cocaine is produced from the leaves of the coca plant. Cultivated in large quantities in South America, the drug is mixed with an array of chemicals including sulfiric acid, kerosene, caustic soda and cement to produce a liquid. This then is boiled to get a more solid form of cocaine. Learn more about how cocaine Read More…

How long does crack cocaine detox last?

How Long Does a Crack Cocaine Detox Last?

Crack is a highly addictive form of cocaine; it is also more potent than cocaine. Crack, since it is smoked, gives a quick and intense high. Crack cocaine is a benzoylmethylecgonine drug. It stimulates the system and gives a feeling of energy. Consuming crack after mixing it with other substances is a dangerous practice. The Read More…

Dangers of a Crack Cocaine Overdose

Dangers of a Crack Cocaine Overdose

  Crack cocaine use can lead to a lethal overdose for individuals with addiction. Crack intoxication typically follows three phases: early phase of stimulation, hyper-stimulation with possible tonic convulsions and a third phase of depression of the central nervous system. The symptoms of intoxication can be difficult to separate from signs of an overdose. Learn Read More…