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5 Cocaine long term effects

Cocaine long term effects

February 2nd, 2016

A review of cocaine’s long term effects to the body, brain, and behavior.

5 Can you die from taking cocaine?

Can you die from taking cocaine?

June 7th, 2015

Potentially dangerous physical effects of cocaine include raising heart rate and blood pressure. But can cocaine actually kill you? Learn more here.

3 What does cocaine do to the brain?

What does cocaine do to the brain?

January 27th, 2015

Cocaine interferes with the activity of the neurotransmitter, dopamine. It acts upon a part of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA). More here on the chemistry behind the cocaine high.

2 Cocaine effects

Cocaine effects

December 12th, 2014

What are the systemic effects of cocaine on your body and mind? We explore in-depth here.

1 Is cocaine a narcotic?

Is cocaine a narcotic?

November 22nd, 2014

In the U.S., cocaine is legally a narcotic. Medically, it is not. More on the classification of cocaine under the Controlled Substances Act here.

What is cocaine used for?

What is cocaine used for?

June 3rd, 2014

Cocaine and its derivatives can be used as local anesthetics, but cocaine is scheduled as a Class II narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act. More on past and present cocaine uses, as well as its effects here.

57 How long does cocaine last?

How long does cocaine last?

April 3rd, 2014

Cocaine levels peak anywhere from 5-45 minutes after dosing (depending on mode of administration), but metabolites can last for days in your system. Personal tolerance, use, and exposure patterns also determine how long cocaine lasts. We examine more here.

633 How long does cocaine stay in blood, hair, or urine?

How long does cocaine stay in blood, hair, or urine?

December 26th, 2013

Cocaine generally stays in your system and can be detected in urine for 2-4 days afer use. However, heavy or chronic cocaine users may have an extended detection window of up to a week or 10 days. More here on cocaine in the system.

24 How does cocaine work?

How does cocaine work?

May 12th, 2012

Cocaine is a stimulant which acts on the central nervous system. More on how cocaine works, cocaine’s uses, side effects, and dangers here.

397 How long does cocaine stay in your system?

How long does cocaine stay in your system?

November 16th, 2011

Cocaine has a short half life (about 60 minutes). But cocaine can stay in your system and be detected in urine 2-4 days after use. Detection time increases to 12-14 days for chronic or binge users. More on detection times, drug testing methods and liability of cocaine addiction here.

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