Intentional cannabis use may help reduce addiction to crack cocaine, suggests study

July 14, 2017 in Cocaine Addiction, Marijuana

A recent study by a team of Canadian researchers has investigated the possibility of using cannabis as a treatment option for individuals with crack cocaine use disorder. Findings of the study, which appeared in the journal Addictive Behaviors in April 2017, suggest that phases of intentional cannabis use can help in reducing the regularity of crack consumption in people with crack cocaine use disorder.

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 Disgraced Methodist Minister Paul Flowers continues to battle with drug addiction

January 23, 2017 in Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Drug Addiction

Last week, former chairman of the Co-operative Bank, Paul Flowers, was stripped of his power to lead services for the Church and of his title ‘Reverend’ for his drug-seeking behavior. Flowers, 66, had become a Methodist minister in Bradford in 1976.

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 Bob Dylan’s journey: Drugs, suicide bid, and Nobel Prize

October 25, 2016 in Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Depression, Drug Abuse, Marijuana

Bob Dylan has become the first songwriter to win a Nobel Prize. He had also won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his profound impact on popular music and American culture. The recent development of Dylan winning one of the most prestigious awards given for outstanding contribution in the field of academic, cultural, or scientific advances, has received its own share of credit and critics. Some were disappointed that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature did not go to an author but to a songwriter and that there were many authors who deserved it. However, many people in musical, academic, and literary committees have welcomed the decision. 

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 Scientists identify mechanism that lowers impact of cocaine on the brain

May 31, 2016 in Blog, Cocaine Addiction

For some, it is normal to show up inebriated or high on a drug most of the time. This is particularly true of cocaine addicts who abuse it to experience a short-term high, despite knowing the side effects of the drug, such as inability to take decisions and tendency to show compulsive craving and use.

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 Diabetes drug may help overcome cocaine addiction

April 28, 2016 in Blog, Cocaine Addiction

If there is any substance after methamphetamine that has Americans in its clutches, it is surely cocaine that creates a psychological dependence like no other drug. The rewarding effect experienced after cocaine intake subsides quickly, forcing the addict to take increased quantity of the drug to achieve the same effect. Many a times, addicts prefer to combine cocaine with other drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines and heroin which not only aggravates the risk of cocaine addiction but also turns out to be fatal.

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