Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cocaine Addiction with Alcohol

Combining cocaine and alcohol is a common cause of drug-related death. Taken in combination, the two drugs are converted by the body to a chemical called cocaethylene. Cocaethylene has a longer duration of action in the brain and is more toxic than either drug alone.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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