Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant drug which can have potentially deadly consequences when abused. Cocaine comes in several different forms and it can be snorted, injected, or smoked. The drug causes euphoria, high energy, and talkativeness, but a cocaine overdose also raises the heart rate and blood pressure to dangerous levels. Effects
Is The Opioid Epidemic Causing An Increase In Cocaine Overdose?
The opioid epidemic found its peak from the early 2000’s to just a few years ago. So did cocaine. Cocaine-related deaths dropped between 2006 and 2010 but rose again between 2010 to 2015. That timing was parallel with an increase in opioid-related deaths. Part of the reason for the connection is that illegal opioids like