Drug Facts

Crack Cocaine Effects

When smoking pure cocaine in its freebase form, although less common today, or smoking crack cocaine, it takes only 10 seconds for the drug to reach the brain. The high peaks after 5 minutes, but lasts no longer than 15...

/ January 2, 2017

Cocaine Effects – Cocaine Dysphoria

As with all drugs, after the euphoria from cocaine has passed, the user enters into an inverse stage with strong feelings of unease, fatigue, anxiety and even depression. In order to delay these dysphoric effects, most users will do whatever...

/ January 2, 2017

Heroin Effects

Heroin is really just morphine with a few more molecular groups that are fat-soluble, allowing the drug to penetrate the brain more quickly. While heroin can be injected, snorted or smoked, injection into the vein is the most common delivery...

/ January 2, 2017

Opiate Addiction Today

Our current addiction challenge with prescription opiates like Oxycontin can be better understood by looking at our previous experience with addiction to the very same drug well over a century ago. As Confucius said, ‘a true teacher is one who,...

/ January 2, 2017

Marijuana for All Tastes

Classified as a hallucinogen, along with LSD and PCP, in the past few decades the potency of marijuana’s active ingredient, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has increased by a factor of 2-3 times, reaching THC levels of 15-20%. Such strains as the now...

/ January 2, 2017

Long-term Crack Effects

In addition to all of the immediate and long-term symptoms resulting from using cocaine, crack users can also experience bleeding in the lungs from the bursting of small blood vessels. Crack can cause a chronic cough that can contains phlegm...

/ January 1, 2017