How to Tell Your Coworkers Where You Were During Rehab

Cocaine addiction, even if in the early stages, is often noticeable to those who work closely with the addict. Co-workers are often the ones to see slight changes in an individual’s work quality and ethic early into the addiction, even before loved ones notice any changes. These changes could include...

What Is a Drug Court?

Drug courts are specific court docket programs that target criminal defendants along with offenders, juvenile offenders and parents who are currently in pending child welfare cases that have alcohol and other drug dependency issues. According to the National Institute of Justice, since June of 2014, the...

How National Recovery Month Can Help Break the Stigma

Addiction carries a stigma that does not respect it as a mental disorder and physical disease. This stigma makes it difficult for addicts to feel empowered by seeking recovery, which unfortunately encourages many to avoid treatment completely. National Recovery Month occurs each September and is a way to...

Why Is It Common for Someone to Abuse More than One Drug?

If you ask someone what drug he or she uses, it is likely that you will receive more than one answer. A considerable number of people who abuse drugs use more than just one. They may take them separately or combine them for a stronger high. But when it comes down to it, abusing more than one drug is risky...

10 Ways to Resist a Cocaine Craving

Cravings are strong memories that are linked to the effect of drugs on the brain’s neurochemistry. The immense neurotransmitter release that is brought on by the “high” drugs produce is responsible both for the experience and the lasting effects on brain chemistry. By understanding why and when...

Three Myths About Cocaine

Cocaine is Safer than Other Hard Drugs Cocaine is often associated with movie stars and the wealthy, but that does not make it more safe or acceptable than other drugs like methamphetamine or heroin. You can become addicted to cocaine within a few weeks and cocaine is often cut with other chemicals or...

Is Cocaine Abuse Changing?

Cocaine abuse has gone through several changes over the years and while it is still a popular drug of recreational abuse, the amount produced and consumed has significantly decreased. Cocaine abuse and production was prevalent from the 70s through the early 2000s but has decreased in recent years. Production...

How Are Communities Fighting Back Against Cocaine Abuse?

Communities nationwide fight with drug issues. These issues can range from mild to severe and can impact an entire community. Even though the impact of cocaine addiction takes a severe toll, communities are fighting back and remaining positive that they can beat addiction. How Are Communities Fighting Drug...

Young Professionals and Substance Abuse

College can be incredibly stressful, but for most freshly graduated individuals, jumping into the real world and attempting to be successful in a chosen profession can be even more overwhelming. Young professionals often struggle from one step to the next and are constantly working to figure it all out. The...

Victims of Bullying and Cocaine Addiction

The topic of bullying is gaining more and more attention in the media. Although it mainly affects people in school, it can occur in any interpersonal relationship, regardless of age or social status. When people endure bullying so much that it becomes unbearable, they may abuse cocaine to escape their...

First Responders and Addiction to Cocaine

Traumatic experiences are among the common triggers of substance abuse and addiction. If we add a constant state of stress or fatigue then we see how a demanding job can become a factor in the abuse of harmful substances. First responders, for example, are usually exposed to difficult situations and...

Men and Cocaine Abuse

According to the 1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, men report a higher rate of cocaine abuse than women. While cocaine abuse can occur in any person, certain factors increase the rate of abuse among men. However, men can quit cocaine with the right support, so learn how to recognize and treat...

Teachers and Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a well-known, illicit drug in the U.S. Cocaine acts as a stimulant, and is the most powerful, naturally occurring stimulant in the world. Its effects are almost immediate, and cause a user to experience euphoria, increased physical and mental energy, alertness, social behavior and a decreased need...

Native Americans and Cocaine Use

Drug abuse in the United States is a serious problem, and one of the ethnic groups suffering disproportionally from this problem is American Indians. According to the National Institutes of Health, more substance abuse has been reported among American Indians than most (if not all) other ethnic minority...

Cocaine Use on College Campuses

Cocaine is a drug derived from the purified leaves of the coca bush found in South America. Cocaine comes in powdered form that users can snort or dissolve in water and inject. Cocaine is used as a recreational drug on college campuses because of the quick, powerful high it produces. It is also responsible...

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