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The Truth About Cocaine

According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, 17% of people who try cocaine become dependent. In comparison, 23% who try heroin become dependent, and 15% who try alcohol.  

Cocaine use increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and respiratory failure, which can all be life-threatening.

Cocaine overdoses accounted for approximately 14% of all drug-related deaths in the United States in 2018.

1 in 6 adults aged 18 to 25 reported using cocaine in the past year and is particularly prevalent among college students where 1 in 10 used cocaine in the past year.



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