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Cocaine/Crack

Cocaine (powder form) and crack cocaine (crystal form) can be taken orally, snorted, or injected, depending on its form. Street names include coke, crack, flake, rocks, snow, Charlie, and sniff.

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Your Brain on Crack Cocaine

What does crack cocaine do to your brain? (3:03 minutes)

The Hijacker – Addiction Series (Episode 1)

Substance use disorders (SUDs) affect tissue function in two main parts of the brain. This is what it means when scientists say that addiction is a brain disease. (3:17 minutes)

5 Key Signs of Cocaine Abuse

Five key signs that you are someone you know is suffering from cocaine addiction/abuse. (1:57 minutes)

The Truth About Crack Cocaine

This video features a variety of people sharing their personal stories about using crack cocaine. (7:12 minutes)

Today’s Drugs: Cocaine

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Kevin Hunter, Captain of the Vice & Narcotics Division at the Fort Wayne Police Department shares what we should know about cocaine. (2:15 minutes)

10 Facts About Cocaine

10 Facts about Cocaine. (1:50 minutes)

The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to Cocaine

Learn about the brain reward system and the biochemical processes that occur during cocaine use. (2:33 Minutes)

Today’s Drugs: Addiction 101

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about addiction. (5:53 minutes)

Stevie Nicks: “I Used to Carry a Gram of Cocaine in My Boot”

For years, Stevie Nicks battled an addiction to cocaine. Find out how her drug use escalated during the '70s.

Today’s Drugs: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher, CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction. (13:43 minutes)