Cocaine As Innovation A Social-Symbolic Account
- Cocaine: an American epidemic? // Current Health 2;Nov86, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p3
Cocaine is the nation's fastest growing drug for recreational use. 22 million Americans 12 years and older have tried it at least once. Profile of a typical user. Addictive qualities of cocaine. INSET: Where to get help.;History of cocaine..
- The here-and-now story of cocaine. Brown, A. // Current Health 2;Dec89, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p11
Discusses the extreme dangers of cocaine and crack. Risks of overdose or death; Addiction risks higher in the young.
- Cocaine fathers. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Apr92, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p28
Reports on a Temple University study showing that cocaine can bind with sperm without impairing the sperm's survival or motility. Studies of sperm in the lab; Haven't proven that this actually causes birth defects; Potential fathers should avoidanything that might harm their child.
- The search for cocaine's methadone. Hurley, D. // Psychology Today;Jul/Aug89, Vol. 23 Issue 7/8, p59
Reports how researchers are searching for a chemical treatment that works against cocaine addiction much as methadone works against heroin. INSET: How cocaine causes euphoria.;Stop the craving: Two theories..
- Dealing with America's habit. // Newsweek;2/25/85, Vol. 105 Issue 8, p22
The white powder that feeds America's habit still comes in largely through south Florida routes. There is no shortage of suggestions on how the nation's cocaine problem might be curbed. Law enforcement agents are clamoring for more money and manpower. With their hands full trying to locate...
- Kids getting hooked on cocaine. // Newsweek;3/17/86, Vol. 107 Issue 11, p58
As thousands of teens have already learned to their families' sorrow, coke is it in the 1980s -- the most dangerous drug on the supersaturated national black market. An epidemic of cheap, deadly cocaine in solid form, called 'crack' is exposing a generation of American children to the nightmare...
- Kicking cocaine. // Newsweek;6/30/86, Vol. 107 Issue 26, p52
The crack epidemic burst on America so quickly that rehabilitation centers are swamped beyond capacity. To complicate matters, there is little data about crack addiction; no one knows whether residential or outpatient care, medication or peer pressure will help addicts most.
- 10 steps on the cocaine trail. Lunger, N. // Scholastic Update;5/20/88, Vol. 120 Issue 16, p10
There are ten steps involved in the process of turning 250 pounds of coca leaves into $250,000 worth of cocaine. And the dealers must often hold their money in foreign banks.
- Cure for cocaine? // New York;10/22/84, Vol. 17 Issue 29, p74
By now, most people know that cocaine is chic and expensive; more and more are learning that it is also highly addictive. Some addicts have found that despite psychotherapy they cannot get off coke. To help these patients, several doctors have started prescribing antidepressants. They claim...
- Researchers one step closer to anti-cocaine drug. // Addiction Letter;Jan1996, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p4
Looks at the drug MK-801 and its use in the treatment of cocaine. MK-801 effect on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor; Findings from rats treated with MK-801.