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7 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.

4 Dependence on cocaine

Dependence on cocaine

August 6th, 2014

Dependence on cocaine is diagnosed during withdrawal; symptoms include intense drug cravings, mood disorders, extreme fatigue, and dysphoria (inability to experience pleasure). More on cocaine dependence here.

11 Tolerance to cocaine

Tolerance to cocaine

July 30th, 2014

Tolerance to cocaine develops rapidly, especially with continual heavy use. More on how people develop tolerance to cocaine and whether or not you can lower cocaine tolerance here.

8 Can you get addicted to coke?

Can you get addicted to coke?

January 29th, 2012

Yes, coke can very easily become addictive. We review how you get addicted to coke and how to avoid coke addiction here.