Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cocaine Addiction Complications

Complications of cocaine abuse include:

Cocaine Addiction Long Term

Long term complications of cocaine abuse include:

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.

Cocaine Addiction with Pregnancy

Complications of cocaine abuse during pregnancy include:

  • Women who use cocaine during pregnancy give birth to babies prematurely.
  • The children born to cocaine-addicted mothers are often underweight.

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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