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Elton John

Elton John Reflects on Drug Addiction

Sara Bellum
August 22, 2012

Many people who are in recovery from drug abuse tell their story to try and help others. The latest celebrity to talk about his struggles with drugs—cocaine and alcohol—is singer Elton John. He recently gave interviews about the release of his new book. Read More »

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Brain boom

Cocaine and the Teen Brain

Sara Bellum
April 27, 2012

The human brain continues to grow during the teen years, well into the twenties. Read More »

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston: Cocaine and Heart Disease

Sara Bellum
April 25, 2012

In March 2012, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was accidental drowning. Cocaine use and heart disease were contributing factors in her death. Read More »

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Coca Cola Bottle

Coca-Cola's Scandalous Past

Sara Bellum
March 01, 2012

Did you hear the one about cocaine being found in the recipe for Coca-Cola? Well, it’s true. Read More »

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Teen boy smoking

Smoking: How It Primes the Brain for Addiction

Sara Bellum
January 24, 2012

More people understand now the harmful effects that smoking has on the body as well as the addictive effects of nicotine. Read More »

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