Cocaine
“Crack Babies” grown up: Stigma worse than effects of cocaine in utero
08-12   “Crack Babies” grown up: Stigma worse than effects of cocaine in utero

The surge in powder and crack cocaine addiction in the 1980s and 1990s led to concerns over the health and development of babies born to cocaine-addicted mothers. The projected effects on these children ranged from severe disabilities to deviant behavior. However, studies conducted on the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to cocaine show that these […]

When life slips through the crack(s): The effects of cocaine on the body
07-08   When life slips through the crack(s): The effects of cocaine on the body

Cocaine, often referred to as “coke,” is a highly addictive stimulant that has the potential to cause both physical and psychological damage to users and is classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule II controlled substance. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), cocaine overdose was the cause of 4,600 deaths […]

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