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LA Lakers star Lamar Odom says weed weaned him off coke
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The two-time NBA champion and the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, Lamar Odom has credited medical marijuana for helping him recover from severe cocaine addiction that cost him his life once. In 2015, the former LA Lakers star was put on life support after he had overdosed on cocaine in Nevada. Though he recovered […]

Fentanyl-laced cocaine adding to the opioid crisis
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Chris Bennett died of a fatal opioid overdose in November 2017. A pipe was found next to his lifeless body – an indicator of the fact that he had been doing drugs. Toxicology reports indicated a deadly mix of cocaine and fentanyl in the system of this 32-year-old man. His mother Liisa Bennett blames fentanyl […]

John Skipper reveals real reason behind his exit as ESPN president
Posted in Addiction, Cocaine

John Skipper, the former ESPN president, has revealed the real reason behind his abrupt resignation in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. After serving Disney for 27 years and ESPN for six years, his glorious life was put to dust due to drug addiction. Skipper said that just before his resignation, he had purchased cocaine […]

Drug cocktails fueling overdose crisis across US
Posted in Addiction, Cocaine

In recent years, the United States has witnessed a sharp rise in overdose cases involving a combination of drugs like fentanyl, cocaine and heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 48 percent of overdose fatalities involved drug cocktails. Autopsy reports of such cases indicated that a single drug did not […]

US Coast Guard intercepts self-propelled vessel, seizes over 3,800 pounds of cocaine

Tracking illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter recently intercepted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel, arrested the crew and recovered over 3,800 pounds of cocaine. Such vessels are designed to navigate low in the water to avoid detection and smuggle drugs easily across the borders. The Air and Marine Operations (AMO) crew, […]

Study finds new fingerprint method that can detect cocaine use immediately
Posted in Cocaine

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. Even in small doses, it can cause users to feel euphoric and extremely excited. According to the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report published online in March 2017, the United States is experiencing a rise in cocaine use owing to increasing demand across its population. Authors of the report published […]

People substituting heroin with cocaine
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The opioid epidemic in the United States has another face to it. Rising cases of opioid overdose have instilled fear in those who misuse prescription medications. This has resulted in increasing number of people turning toward cocaine, unmindful of its adverse effects. Ohio is among the worst-affected states in the country, media reports suggest. Officials […]

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