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Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most well known and researched illegal drugs. Cocaine use is widespread, and in recent decades, crack cocaine has become a cheap version, which is associated with a range of problems.

What Is in Cocaine?
Describes the ingredients that cocaine contains.

What Does Cocaine High Feel Like?
A cocaine high can change the way you feel about yourself, and about other people, in your mind and in your body. But it isn't all good.

Stimulant Use Disorder
This article outlines the criteria for the new diagnositic label of Stimulant Use Disorder, in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5.

What Does Cocaine High Feel Like?
A cocaine high can change the way you feel about yourself, and about other people, in your mind and in your body. But it isn't all good.

What to Expect from Cocaine Withdrawal
This article explains the symptoms that are commonly experienced when people go through cocaine withdrawal.

What Is in Cocaine?
Describes the ingredients that cocaine contains.

Is Cocaine Addictive?
Is cocaine addictive?

Five Cocaine Movies
Five movies about cocaine and cocaine addiction.

What is Geeking?
Glossary definition of the term geeking

Harm Reduction Tips for Cocaine Users
Cocaine use is a high risk activity. While cocaine use is never safe, these tips will help reduce the risk of the greatest harm from occurring as a result of taking cocaine, although there is no guarantee.

Can I Combine Drugs and Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is highly recommended, but if you use drugs while breastfeeding -- whether prescription, over the counter, recreational or illicit drugs -- they may cause problems for your baby. How can you decide whether or not to breastfeed your baby if you are on medication, drink, smoke or take drugs?

Five Ways to Curb Your Drug Cravings
Cravings are a normal reactions to discontinuing drug use. They can easily trigger a relapse, but try these simple strategies for curbing your cravings before you score another hit.

Understanding a Cocaine Addict
Trying to understand a cocaine addict? Understand how a cocaine addict feels before, during and after taking cocaine.

How CBT Helped Nathan Quit Cocaine
Here is an example of how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped Nathan quit cocaine. While the characters and the story are fictitious, the characteristics and circumstances described are typical of people who come for treatment. Nathan’s story is presented for illustrative purposes, to help readers understand how CBT can help people quit cocaine.

Is Your Coke the Real Thing?
Cocaine users are being fooled by drug dealers who are cutting powder cocaine by 90%, and in some cases, up to 100% with other substances which mimic the appearance and some of the effects of cocaine.

New Cocaine Vaccine
According to the National Institutes of Health, a new vaccine shows promise for helping people overcome addiction to cocaine.

Crack Cocaine Increases HIV Risk
A study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal has shown that daily smoking of crack cocaine increases the risk of HIV infection, independently of other risk factors.

Contaminated Cocaine Alert
A batch of contaminated cocaine has been identified in South-Western British Columbia, and has already made 10 people seriously ill.

How to Quit Cocaine
Addictions guidesite readers share their strategies for how to quit cocaine.

What is Paranoia?
Glossary definition of the term, paranoia.

What is Hyponatremia?
Glossary definition of the term hyponatremia.

5 Things Not to Say to Someone With a Drug Addiction
This article describes some of the ignorant, rude, or just plain clueless comments or questions that people with drug addiction hear from family and friends. If a friend, partner, parent or child is struggling with a drug addiction, avoid hurting their feelings by avoiding these or similar comments.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced anxiety.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

What is Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder?
Depression can sometimes be caused by taking alcohol, illicit drugs, or medications. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder is the official diagnostic label for substance induced depression.

Evidence-Based Therapy for Addiction
Therapy for addiction is big business. And people struggling with addictions, and their loved ones, are often desperate by the time they seek help, but are overwhelmed with the multitude of options promising a new life free of alcohol and drugs, while real life stories warn of relapse and life savings thrown away on ineffective scams. So how can you make a wise decision when you don't know what is truly effective? The main evidence-based therapies for addiction are covered in this article.

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