Patricia Dharapak

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Cocaine intoxication

Cocaine intoxication I. Problem/Condition. Cocaine abuse and dependence are epidemic in the US. In 2007, over 2 million Americans had recent cocaine use; 1.6 million met criteria for cocaine dependence or abuse. Cocaine use is concentrated among select demographics: individuals 18 to 25 years of age have the highest rate of cocaine use (1.2%); males…

Alcohol toxicity

Alcohol toxicity or poisoning is caused by drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data released January 2015, an average of 6 people died of alcohol poisoning each day in the US from 2010-2012. Seventy-six percent of alcohol poisoning deaths are among adults ages…

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