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NCJ Number: 119795 Find in a Library
Title: Recent Developments in the Abuse of Cocaine
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:36  Issue:2  Dated:special issue (April-June 1984)  Pages:3-14
Author(s): S Cohen
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 12
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article describes the effects of cocaine abuse from several methods of use such as inhalation of vaporized cocaine, intravenous use, and the smoking of coca paste and emphasizes the temporary euphoria achieved by using cocaine and the creation of a cycle of dependency that leads to compulsive use.
Abstract: Individual physical and psychological dependencies resulting from cocaine use are discussed in detail as well as the national corruption, violence, and political instability resulting from illicit cocaine traffic. Cocaine is not a safe drug and can be lethal, and there is no way to treat cocaine abuse. Individual rehabilitation and therapy are necessary as well as complete abstinence from all drugs. A cocaine abuser's family members should be involved in his or her treatment. 11 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Cocaine; United Nations (UN)
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