Your Brain on Drugs: Studying Cocaine’s Effect on Blood Flow

Stimulant drugs like cocaine can cause serious blood flow problems within the brain. When there is an insufficient flow of rich, oxygenated blood to the brain, it can result in aneurysm-like bleeding and strokes. Researchers have developed a new brain imaging tool that can help them better understand how stimulant drug abuse affects the brain….

Cocaine causes a decreased flow of blood to the brain, no matter the frequency of use.


Heroin’s Death Toll Hits an All-Time High in New York » read on

New York City has a serious heroin problem on their hands and new data released by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals just how deep the issue goes. In fact, more people died from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York last year than any year since 2003. Researchers were able to track…

The rate of heroin overdoses is highest among white N.Y. residents.
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