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How Does Cocaine Affect the Brain?

So, how does cocaine affect the brain? A new Mt. Sinai School of Medicine cocaine addiction study finds cocaine users’ brains have a diminished ability to comprehend loss, a cognitive ability crucial to healthy decision-making. The cocaine addiction study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, measured the brain activity of cocaine users with an EEG…

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Drug Interactions with Alcohol

New research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism shows that half of America’s drinkers combine prescription drugs with alcohol. These dangerous drug interactions can result in significant health issues and even death in some cases. The study, which appeared in the February 2015 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, featured an…

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Designer Drugs Addiction

There’s a new drug threat gaining popularity in the US. Awareness about cocaine and heroin, opiates, meth, and prescription drugs is everywhere. But what about drugs combining all of these addictive properties make them to be as dangerous as possible? Synthetic or designer drug addiction is widespread, with more than 200 identified compounds. Designer drugs…

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Vyvanse Side Effects: What To Expect

If you’re struggling with dependence on or addiction to Vyvanse, you’re not alone. You were likely prescribed the stimulant by a doctor, either for ADHD or another condition. However, Vyvanse, like many other prescription medications, can cause negative side effects and addiction. If you’re struggling with Vyvanse side effects but are having trouble getting off…

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What Is Krokodil?

Named after the Russian word for crocodile, many people are wondering, “what is krokodil?” The easy answer is that krokodil is a synthetic drug called desomorphine. Furthermore, synthetic drugs like Krokodil propose the same dangers for abuse and addiction. When you are concerned that you or a loved one may be abusing krokodil or other…