Cocaine use effects deeper than suspected

Cocaine use effects deeper than suspected

By Erica Catton

From its early use and endorsement by Sigmund Freud and appearance in dozens of beverages, cocaine was initially synthesized and sold legally by many pharmaceutical companies in the latter half of the 19th century. Drug company discoveries have a history of being marketed until deemed dangerous and made illegal because of “side-effects.”

For many decades now, cocaine has been considered one of the most addictive substances known to man and one of the most damaging.

In addition to the heart complications caused by cocaine, a new study by Dr. Karley Little at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and the University of Michigan showed strong evidence of brain damage as well. The study measured levels of a protein in the brain, showing that cocaine users’ levels were lower on average. This protein also has direct links to dopamine neurons, which help people feel pleasure, and the lower levels indicate that the lack of dopamine increases the probability of depression caused by the drug use.

Other discoveries of cocaine effects include one by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s when he developed the sauna detoxification program. Hubbard found that cocaine, like other toxins, actually store in the person’s body fat and can be released back into the bloodstream and continue its damaging effects. This detoxification program has been found to be phenomenally successful in helping someone overcome drug addiction and is used by the Narconon® Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program to produce a very high success rate for permanent recovery. The outline of this detoxification program can be found in the book Clear Body Clear Mind and was recently featured on the Montel Williams show.

To find out more about overcoming cocaine addiction, or to get help for a loved one, call Narconon Arrowhead today at 1-800-468-6933, or log on to or to receive more information and download a free video. Contact: Erica Catton 918-339-5800

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