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"They’re joining en masse. They realized that this experience with crack was not good, even though it was lucrative. The social costs were tremendous. This wasn’t a drug for the rich; it was hitting their own communities."
Yeah, I wouldn’t even bother experimenting with this and I’m a scientist - wah, wah, wah.
"As we age, we all lose grey matter. However, what we have seen is that chronic cocaine users lose grey matter at a significantly faster rate, which could be a sign of premature ageing. Our findings therefore provide new insight into why the cognitive deficits typically seen in old age have frequently been observed in middle aged chronic users of cocaine."
Taken together with existing evidence that cocaine users put themselves at increased risk of heart attack and can blow out their dopamine reception mechanisms, it’s compelling evidence to keep off the white powder.