What does the typical stimulant user look like? In this infographic you can explore the age, gender, past year and past month meth use, polydrug use statistics, and emergency room visits.
How is cocaine smoked? What are the effects? Smoking cocaine causes an intense high that lasts shortly and makes users constantly crave for more. Read here to learn more.
What is the face of cocaine users in the U.S.? Discover the number of male and female cocaine abusers, their average age at first use, how many snort or inject the drug, and many more cocaine use statistics. Check out this infographic to learn more.
A look at the main dangers of the most popular drugs of our time: heroin, meth, legal highs, and …more!
A review of cocaine’s long term effects to the body, brain, and behavior.
Potentially dangerous physical effects of cocaine include raising heart rate and blood pressure. But can cocaine actually kill you? Learn more here.
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.
What are the systemic effects of cocaine on your body and mind? We explore in-depth here.
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.
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.