Category: Drugs

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Things you need to know about cocaine

Cocaine is a highly addictive and a naturally occurring anesthetic, or pain blocker. It is extracted from the leaves of Erythroxylon coca (E. coca), also known as the coca scrub, a plant that grows in the Andean...

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Americans and Opioid Addiction

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects...