Pharamacology, Physiology, and Clinical Strategies

Author: Matthew P. Galloway,Francis J. White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849388132

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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This book brings together for the first time state-of-the-art research from both the basic sciences and the clinical fields to present an in-depth discussion of the numerous effects of cocaine. The issues discussed include metabolism and distribution of cocaine, behavioral and electrophysiological actions of cocaine, clinical aspects of cocaine associated with addiction and abuse on cardiovascular function, and exposure of infants to cocaine during gestation. The unique, multidisciplinary perspective of this book regarding on-going research on cocaine and drug abuse will be useful to researchers, clinicians, health care practitioners, and graduate students who need to stay abreast of the most current information available on this drug.


Author: Rhoda McFarland

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823933112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the harmful effects of cocaine use and addiction, and explains the dangers of teenage drug abuse in general.


Global Histories

Author: Paul Gootenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134600712

Category: History

Page: 240

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Cocaine examines the rise and fall of this notorious substance from its legitimate use by scientists and medics in the nineteenth century to the international prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of today. Themes explored include: * Amsterdam's complex cocaine culture * the manufacture, sale and control of cocaine in the United States * Japan and the Southeast Asian cocaine industry * export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru * sex, drugs and race in early modern London Cocaine unveils new primary sources and covert social, cultural and political transformations to shed light on cocaine's hidden history.


From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States, 1884-1920

Author: Joseph F. Spillane

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801862304

Category: History

Page: 214

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Challenging "traditional thinking about both the 'rise' and 'fall' of drug problems, Cocaine examines phenomena that have eluded earlier students of drug history. Joseph Spillane explores the role of American business in fostering consumer interest in cocaine during the years when no law proscribed its use, the ways in which authorities and social agents tried nonetheless to establish informal controls on the substance, and the mixed results they achieved.


Author: Sean Connolly

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780749682798

Category: Cocaine abuse

Page: 48

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Including many first hand accounts from users and their families and others involved, this series gives straightforward information about drug use, its effects and dangers.


Author: Michael A. Sommers

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404213791

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses the nature, effects, and dangers of cocaine and the damage it causes to the mind and body.


Author: Roger D. Weiss,Steven M. Mirin,Roxanne L. Bartel

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585621385

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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Sports heroes, executives, and the homeless -- cocaine permeates every inch of our society, with tragic results. Although casual use of cocaine has clearly declined, the number of daily users, in particular those using crack, continues to climb. Why do people continue to use cocaine? What is its appeal? How does it affect the body and mind? What can a person do if a family member or friend is using cocaine? In the past decade, the introduction of "crack" has increased the popularity of cocaine. Treatments have changed to adapt to this new, cheaper, more widely available drug. This Second Edition of Cocaine -- by three noted psychiatrists from Harvard University and the University of Utah -- highlights the tremendous research effort that has been mounted to discover the most effective way to help cocaine-dependent patients. It covers what cocaine is, the different methods of its use, its effects on the brain and other organs, and its psychological and social consequences for users and those around them -- both at home and in the workplace. This book also covers cocaine addiction -- how it happens, who is at risk, how to treat it, and how to find help. Cocaine includes a list of commonly asked questions about the drug and a self-test to determine if you or someone you love is dependent on cocaine.

Cocaine Changes

The Experience of Using and Quitting

Author: Dan Waldorf,Craig Reinarman,Sheigla Murphy

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566390132

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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"In an arena of public policy where misinformation and disinformation reigns, ... facts are desperately needed, and Cocaine Changes gives us a bucketful of them. Anyone who values rationality and is concerned about the harmful efforts of our misbegotten drug policy should read this book." ?Ira Glasser, Executive Director, ACLU"I know of no other book that offers so much information on the subject so clearly and calmly presented. For anyone interested in the natural history of cocaine use in America now, Cocaine Changes provides the best, most comprehensive available resource." ?Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Harvard Medical School "This book puts the cocaine scare of the 1980s to the test and places cocaine in a more realistic perspective. By examining the lives of hundreds of heavy users, it discovers that even among this group, cocaine use is not always cocaine abuse." ?Kevin B. Zeese, Drug Policy Foundation "This provocative study challenges many of the prevailing myths about cocaine and crack use, and is essential reading for any researchers, educators, policymakers, law enforcement personnel, or concerned citizens who wish to make informed judgments." ?Patricia G. Erickson, Ph.D., Head, Drug Policy Research Program (Canada) "This book puts the cocaine scare of the 1980s to the test and places cocaine in a more realistic perspective. By examining the lives of hundreds of heavy users, it discovers that even among this group, cocaine use is not always cocaine abuse." ?Kevin B. Zeese, Vice-President and Counsel, Drug Policy Foundation


Author: Heather Lehr Wagner,D. J. Triggle

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438101988

Category: Cocaine abuse

Page: 100

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Author: Marc Olden

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453259899

Category: True Crime

Page: 172

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A meticulous account of the greatest drug scourge the country has ever seen Before crack, there was cocaine. In 1972, New Yorkers bought more powdered cocaine than heroin, and they paid dearly for it. Pimps, rock stars, UN delegates, and high school students all turned on with snow. Some used casually, and some threw their lives away for its fleeting high. The drug’s devotees showed their allegiance with a golden coke spoon necklace—a sign of the wealth required to maintain a habit when the drug sold for as much as seventy-five dollars a hit. They used it to party, to work, and to have sex. They snorted it, shot it, and rubbed it on their gums. And more and more, they killed and died for the sake of the priceless white powder. In this staggering exposé, Marc Olden gets to the heart of New York’s cocaine underworld, painting an exhaustive picture of the drug’s effects on society—from the highest highs to the lowest lows.

I Married a Crack Head

Living with Crack Cocaine

Author: Tom Mount

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468573950

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 158

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What's it like to be married to a drug addict? What should you do if you think your spouse is addicted to crack cocaine? What is crack cocaine? Having been raised during the 50s and 60s, the author had little exposure to drugs except alcohol. Then, through the eyes of his younger wife ..., he got the education he never had previously. ... His world was falling apart from a substance he knew nothing about.--Page [4] of cover.


Scientific and Social Dimensions

Author: Gregory R. Bock,Julie Whelan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470514256

Category: Self-Help

Page: 316

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Cocaine poses interesting problems for neurophysiologists and neuropharmacologists and there is important new data on the effects of cocaine on the brain (its initial site of action at the cellular level now appearing to be the dopamine transporter). Includes chapters on the far-reaching toxic effects of cocaine, on the epidemiology and the economics of drug addiction, on the past and present use of cocaine in the U.S. and in South America, and on the moral issues raised by drug use and abuse.


the drug and the addiction

Author: Arthur G. Herscovitch

Publisher: Gardner Pr

ISBN: 9780898762198

Category: Medical

Page: 185

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Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse

Author: John Grabowski

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788107436


Page: 135

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Includes information on mechanisms of brain action, treatment methods, health consequences, and prevention strategies for cocaine. Extensive bibliography.

Cocaine Addiction

Theory, Research, and Treatment

Author: Jerome J. Platt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674001787

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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It inspired written testimonials from William McKinley, Thomas Edison, and Sarah Bernhardt; merited a medal from Pope Leo XIII; produced "exhilaration and lasting euphoria" in Sigmund Freud. Once the stimulant of choice of the enlightened and the elite, cocaine has become, a century later, a plague, ravaging the lives of millions. This book is the first to draw together all the facts about this pervasive drug--from its natural occurrence in a tea-like native South American plant to its devastating appearance as crack in the inner cities of the United States. Drawing on the latest work in medicine, psychiatry, neuroscience, pharmacology, epidemiology, social work, and sociology, the volume is a highly accessible reference on the history and use of cocaine, its physical and psychological effects, and the etiology and epidemiology of cocaine addiction. It also provides a critical evaluation of the pharmaceutical agents and psychosocial interventions that have been used to treat this addiction. Author Jerome J. Platt answers such basic questions as: What is cocaine? What forms does it come in? How is it administered? What does it do? What are the medical complications of cocaine addiction? What are the treatments, and how successful are they? Uniquely comprehensive, Cocaine Addiction makes all the latest information on this urgent subject readily available to medical professionals and practitioners, social workers and scholars, and anyone who cares to know more about this perennially troubling drug.


Author: Phil Strongman

Publisher: Jakub Dziewa

ISBN: 0349109583

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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A colloquial, fast-moving first-person narrative, COCAINE tells the story of Pete, a freelance music journalist who thinks he's got a scoop on the big band of the moment and whose life revolves around the next party and, increasingly, the next line of coke. Set in the fickle Soho music/media world, where every drink, CD or gram is free - if you know the right people and get on the right guest-lists - it's a sharp, often funny but by no means amoral novel about the music and drugs businesses: a portrait of an environment where every smiley face hides a taste for blood, and where charlie is always the most popular guy in town.

Pharmacology and Abuse of Cocaine, Amphetamines, Ecstasy and Related Designer Drugs

A comprehensive review on their mode of action, treatment of abuse and intoxication

Author: Enno Freye

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048124480

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Finally - a book that covers all aspects of the illicit use of cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and/or designer drugs such as GHB, written by two experts in their field. The use of these drugs remains a continuous threat in health and medical care delivery, and this book will be an essential asset to the physician who may have to face the evaluation of patients whose use of these drugs compromises an effective treatment plan for other health issues. The book has been conceived to fill the void in existing physician reference materials, and provides a comprehensive review of the theoretical knowledge and scope of pharmacotherapy in individuals who are hooked on a psychoactive substance. While detailed scientific information is obtainable in other major articles, the book's straightforward format and style, along with its illustrations, will make for easy reading as emphasis is put on information specifically related to drugs that occur most abused in today’s society. The information provided is based on clinical practice rather than pure experimental data, which will give the physician more effective tools useful in their daily practice. Many mechanisms of action of abuse are described in detail and references are provided to direct the reader to further sources for additional information. As a special feature, the book incorporates uncluttered tables and charts, which result in immediate clarification of the mode of action on the central nervous system and the reason for misuse, thus avoiding usual long and fatiguing text in common reference books. The book aims to give the reader a clear and concise plan on what to do when being faced with an overdose situation. A well-organized Table of Contents rapidly leads the reader from general pharmacological issues to the specific overdose syndrome and its management. Additionally, significant emphasis is placed on the practical do's and don’ts for physicians, with special reference to the predictive signs of aberrant drug-related behavior and the identification of the drug diverter by using urine drug screening.


White Gold Rush in Peru

Author: Edmundo Morales

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816511594

Category: History

Page: 228

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Cocaine: Much is known about the damage done by this drug in the United States; yet how much is actually known of its impact at its source? Though most processed cocaine comes from Colombia, more than half of the coca paste from which the drug is made originates in the vast jungle slopes shared by Bolivia and Peru. People here have chewed coca leaves for centuries, but only over the last twenty years has coca become a major cash crop. Now it supports local economies, feeds inflation, and affects the social behavior of Peruvians. Edmundo Morales, a Peruvian who is now a drug researcher in the United States, has conducted an extensive study of this underground economy to show how cocaine has changed the social, cultural, economic, and political climate of Peru--and why government efforts are unable to stop it. With statistics on coca agriculture, a description of coca-paste manufacturing, and an examination of the industry's social structure, Morales's book is an inside look at the "white gold rush" that only a Peruvian could have written. It offers a new perspective for understanding a problem that is usually seen only as it affects our own society, and it proposes a new look at policies directed toward its control.


An In-Depth Look at the Facts, Science, History and Future of the World's Most Addictive Drug

Author: John C. Flynn

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806514321

Category: Cocaine

Page: 167

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Cocaine has been on the American scene for more than a century. This book traces cocaine's long history and demystifies its effects, focusing on psychological and biochemical evidence. A fascinating scientific journey, COCAINE details how the drug activates the human brain and hooks its users. The book also examines current approaches to the drug problem, including socio-economic factors.

The Emergence of Crack Cocaine Abuse

Author: Edith Fairman Cooper

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590335123

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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Cocaine was once considered the elite's drug, with a price so high that only the very wealthy could afford it, and thought by many to be 'safe'. But during the 1980s, a dangerous and cheap derivative began appearing on the street. This drug, crack, is a cocaine free-base produced relatively safely and easily. Because of its low production costs, crack became popular among the lower classes, leading to an epidemic in the late 1980s, with estimates that over one million people used crack cocaine. The drug's name became synonymous with gangs, crime, and violence. Because of the intensity and apparent suddenness of the crack crisis, people began to wonder if there were any warning signs public officials missed and how exactly crack spread across the nation. Some even floated the theory that agencies like the CIA and FBI encouraged the use of crack in inner cities. No matter where it came from, crack is a menace that, though no longer 'epidemic', must be combated along with all other illegal drugs. This book makes a close examination of the development, responses to, and effect of the crack cocaine crisis in the United States. Included are descriptions of cocaine, crack, and the free-ba