Revised April 2013.
Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, treatment options, and statistics on cocaine abuse among youth.
Published May 1999. Revised September 2010.
Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches.
Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.
Revised January 2007.
The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.