A Short History of Cocaine

A Short History of Cocaine

The coca leaf is naturally found in South America. The local population would chew the leaves to gain extra energy and to overcome the effects of living high up in the mountains. From this plant, cocaine was created in the late 1800s. However, cocaine only became...
Crack and Its Consequences

Crack and Its Consequences

              What exactly is crack? According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research,crack is the name given to cocaine that has been processed with baking soda or ammonia to form rocks (see the picture below). This illegal substance is known for making crackling...

Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse in New York

CLOSE-UP: Cocaine By Cate Baily Big White Lies At first, cocaine made Miguel feel powerful. But the drug’s promises turned out to be lies. If you’d met Miguel Flores when he was in junior high school, you’d have met a young man who listened to his...