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Cocaine Facts

Cocaine Facts

Estimate of 5.7 million users, we still have a substantial distance to go in reducing the use of this addictive stimulant. Science is helping. For example, we now know more about where and how cocaine acts in the brain, including…

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Crack Cocaine Facts

Crack Cocaine Facts

Of the 4.2 million Americans who have ever tried crack, about 600,000 are currently addicted. Some experts call it the most addictive drug; and some users say they were addicted the moment they first put a pipe to their lips.…

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Heroin Facts

Heroin Facts

Typically, a heroin abuser may inject up to four times a day. Smoking and sniffing heroin do not produce a "rush" as quickly or as intensely as intravenous injection, NIDA researchers have confirmed that all three forms of heroin administration…

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Marijuana Facts

Marijuana Facts

Most users roll loose marijuana into a cigarette (called a "joint"). Effects of smoking marijuana are felt within minutes, reach their peak in 10 to 30 minutes, and may linger for two or three hours. Marijuana is the most often…

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