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Brain boom

Cocaine and the Teen Brain

April 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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

April 25, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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

March 01, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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

January 24, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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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brain scans

It’s Classic!

September 28, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

“This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Read More »

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