Tag: cocaine

Research Explains Why Cocaine Addicts Display Risky Behavior

One of the more serious, yet under-acknowledged, side effects of cocaine use is the risky behavior that can arise after using the drug. Risky behavior can include actions such as violence, theft or other crime, and poor decision making regarding sexual encounters. In fact, risky sex-related behavior is exactly what…

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A Case for Gender-Specific Needs in Addiction Treatment

New information may shed light on how best to help women break free of their cocaine addictions, while also highlighting the fact that treatment centers may need to develop different approaches to men and women. Traditionally, men and women enrolled in treatment programs have received pretty much the same treatment.…

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Soccer Star Comes Clean

In April of this year, soccer start Abby Wambach was arrested for driving under the influence. Wambach, who had recently retired from professional soccer, had secretly struggled with drugs for years. But it wasn’t until her arrest that she was able to begin on the road to recovery. In the…

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Substance Abuse Affects Children

Substance Abuse Affects Children: How Does Mom’s Substance Abuse Affect Her Unborn Child? Substance abuse affects children in profound ways. Ingesting drugs or alcohol during pregnancy can have devastating effects on an unborn child. Alcohol, heroin, amphetamine, and cocaine are especially dangerous, but all substance abuse affects children regardless of…

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