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Cocaine Abuse and Addiction

Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Course Created: 2004

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that directly affects the brain. This course examines the use, effects, and treatment of cocaine.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. What is cocaine?
  2. What is the scope of cocaine use in the US?
  3. How is cocaine used?
  4. How does cocaine produce its effects?
  5. What are the short-term effects of cocaine use?
  6. What are the long-term effects of cocaine use?
  7. What treatments are effective for cocaine abuses?

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the number of individuals who abuse cocaine.
  • Describe the physical effects of abusing cocaine.
  • Explain the treatment of cocaine.


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