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Cocaine Addiction: A Surprising Result

Cocaine use doesn't just affect addicts or lead to crime--It also leads to the demise of RAINFORESTS. Scientists are reporting new evidence that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of...
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The Cure

Are you an alcoholic or one of those white people with a "jones" for cocaine? Researchers have produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a safe vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. This novel strategy...
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Looking for Drugs? Follow the Money

Which country uses the most cocaine? There's no need to check police files or track down drug pushers in order to find out?all you need to do is test their money for traces of cocaine. According to this method, Spain uses the most coke, followed by Ireland and Germany.

Almost all the euros in Germany contain traces of cocaine. "Nine out...

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The Worst Addictions Start Early

Permissive parents, who feel their teens are old enough to make decisions for themselves, should know that at that stage of mental development, the part of the brain that tells them to experiment with drugs is much more advanced than the part that judges whether or not it would be a smart thing to do.

Lee Dye writes in that...

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More Cocaine, Less Fun

William Burroughs, perhaps the world's most famous drug addict, once confided to Whitley Strieber that an addict is always chasing the thrill he got from his first hit. The more they take a drug, the less pleasure they get, which is what makes them so frantic to get more. This is because cocaine actually damages the brain cells that cause...

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