Cocaine Use and Abuse

Cocaine Use and Abuse

Cocaine has had, and continues to have, an influence on popular culture. It has been highlighted in songs, such as Cocaine Blues, sung by Johnny Cash, in That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cocaine by J.J. Cale, and Life in the Fast Lane by The Eagles, as well as in other songs by various artists. Yet, what is it about cocaine that keeps it such a popular […]

Opioid Painkillers Ineffective For Chronic Pain

Opioid Painkillers Ineffective For Chronic Pain

According to the American Academy of Neurology, opioid painkillers are ineffective long-term for people suffering from chronic pain. Chronic pain sufferers with conditions not related to cancer, like fibromyalgia, destructive rheumatoid arthritis, severe neuropathic pain and  sickle-cell disease who take opioid painkillers are more likely to overdose or become addicted than improve their ability to function. The American […]