Amphetamine, Cocaine Usage Increase Risk Of Stroke Among Young Adults

2aa7919b8f62e2d9ec117734e2755ecfIncreasing rates of amphetamine and cocaine usage by young adults significantly boost their risk of stroke, with amphetamine abuse associated with the greatest risk, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report.

In the study, available online in the Archives of General Psychiatry, UT Southwestern physicians examined more than 8,300 stroke patients – ranging in age from 18 to 44 – at more than 500 Texas hospitals in the years 2000 through 2003.

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Cocaine Abuse Addiction Hotline

Cocaine Abuse Addiction Hotline

Cocaine Abuse and Addiction

drug-addictionwCocaine, is a potent addictive stimulant drug. It comes in the form of powder , that can be ingested by snorting or injected as water dissolved substance. The street name for cocaine is “crack”, this form of cocaine comes in a rock crystal form, which is heated, and then smoked.  The reason for this name is that, while cocaine rock is being heated it produces crackling sound. They ways cocaine is abused. There are several common ways of ingesting cocaine: via snorting, smoking, or by intravenously.

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