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| Drugs Cocaine|
Cocaine is now top street drug
by Claire Connolly Doyle
DRUG squad members ...
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90% of property crimes and muggings are drug related.
Pregnant women who drink are feeding alcohol to their babies. Unfortunately the underdeveloped liver of the baby can only burn alcohol at half the rate of its mother, so the alcohol stays in the baby's system twice as long.
Meth lab seizures have gone up 577% nationally since 1995.
All sorts of different drugs can be abused, including illegal drugs (such as heroin or cannabis), prescription medicines (such as tranquilisers or painkillers), and other medicines that can be bought off the supermarket shelf (such as cough mixtures or he
Crack addiction is a process that
is both rapid and severe. Those who believe that their "recreational" use is
under control are not immune from the threat of addiction. Clinicians estimate
that 10 percent of recreational users will go on to serious, heavy use of cocaine.
According to the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, approximately
6.2 million (2.8 percent) of Americans age 12 or older had tried crack at least
once in their lifetime. They also report that 1.0 million (0.5 percent) used
crack in the past year, and 406,000 (0.2 percent) reported use in the past month.
Users who become addicted will "crave" more of the drug as soon as the intoxicating
effects wear off, if they do not get their regular dose. Abusers may have a
hard time limiting their use and may build a tolerance to the drug, requiring
larger amounts to get the same desired effect. They may develop problems with
school, jobs, and personal relationships. Addicts have to support expensive
habits, which can cause them to quickly turn to a life of crime (eg. shoplifting,
theft, drug dealing, and prostitution). During FY 2000, the DEA made 8,718 arrests
involving powder cocaine and 6,734 arrests involving crack. More than 3,000
of those arrested by the DEA for crack-related offenses were between the ages
of 21 and 30.
Benzoylecognine, a metabolite unique to both cocaine and crack, can be detected
in urine anywhere from two to four days after use. The disruption to brain chemistry
due to crack addiction remains much longer. The urge to use continues long after
the dependent individual stops abusing. This may make recovery difficult, but
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