Top
10
Doctor insights on: Explain How Cocaine And Alcohol Affect The Brain

Share
1

1
How can weed, cocaine and alcohol affect my very young fetus?

How can  weed, cocaine and alcohol affect my very young fetus?

Variable/dose relatd: Weed=small head and questionable learning issues. Cocaine= injures placental blood vessels and leads to premature delivery.Alcohol= forms formaldehyde as a breakdown product and has various toxic effects depending on the stage of pregnancy.!st trimester=altered facial structure and possible heart defect, later pregnancy injury to brain development. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


2

2
What number of years does alcohol and cocaine shorten your life?

What number of years does alcohol and cocaine shorten your life?

For alcohol it is: estimated to be 10-15 years, but I cannot find good statistics on cocaine. However, I suspect that for chronic long-term users of cocaine, it shaves even more time off ones life, because it is highly associated with heart attack, heart arrhythmias with sudden death, stroke and other debilitating side effects. I would guess that if alcohol is 10-15 years, Cocaine probably 15-20. ...Read more

3

3
Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Why are drugs like cocaine illegal? If caffeine and alcohol are used for there psychoactive effects. Why isn't cocaine in moderation legal too?

Read your history: Since the beginning of civilization, every human society has had its own particular customs, traditions & laws re what's "licit" & what's ILlicit. Not just psychoactive chemicals, but everything, e.g. marriage. The roots of what substances are legal & which aren't are not rational: they're social, cultural & historical. There are many books about this fascinating subject for the general reader. ...Read more

4

4
How long will cocaine metabolite be detectable in urine if alcohol is consumed without cocaine use for 8 days?

How long will cocaine metabolite be detectable in urine if alcohol is consumed  without cocaine use for 8 days?

Cocaine: Tests for Cocaine check for its metabolite, benzoylecgonine. It remains detectable in the urine for 2-30 days after last use. ...Read more

5

5
Does alcohol make cocaine stay in your system longer?

Does alcohol make cocaine stay in your system longer?

Dangerous combo.: Combining alcohol with Cocaine creates cocaethylene which adds further to the effects of either drug alone. Sometimes what is done to your brain is more relevant than how long the drug stays in your system. Be warned this is dangerous. Be safe. ...Read more

6

6
How come more people die from using nicotine and alcohol than heroin and cocaine?

How come more people die from using nicotine and alcohol than heroin and cocaine?

More smoke & drink : Because more people smoke and drink than use heroin and cocaine. Heroin and Cocaine can be deadly in short term use and smoking and alcohol can also cause serious health problems in the long term. ...Read more

8

8
Can alcohol and cocaine/speed abuse lead to nephritis?

Yes: The combination of alcohol and Cocaine (cocaethylene) is very cardiotoxic may lead to coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, this can cause nephritis from poor vascular supply and also embolic phenomena arising from Cocaine ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is the hardest to quit- alcohol, cocaine, or tobacco?

What is the hardest to quit- alcohol, cocaine, or tobacco?

It depends: On what you are most addicted to. Most addicts find that they have a "drug of choice", and that is the one that is the hardest to quit. ...Read more

10

10
I woke up with a swollen finger this morning, its never happened to me before. The previous night i had been consuming alcohol and taking cocaine?

I woke up with a swollen finger this morning, its never happened to me before. The previous night i had been consuming alcohol and taking cocaine?

Probably trauma: related. While under the influence of alcohol and/or cocaine, a person could easily sustain an injury without being aware of the injury at the time. There is an old joke, that you can always tell if you had a good time the previous night if your fingers are sore in the morning (this is from people stepping on your fingers while you were passed out on the floor). Be careful! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers