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Cocaine Use Disorder

According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of cocaine use is 1% to 3% in developed countries with higher rates in the United States, where 1.5 million individuals have a cocaine use disorder (CUD). Men and young adults in the United States between 18 and 25 years of age have the highest rates of cocaine use. CUD represents one of the stimulant-related disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Many individuals with CUD have problems with alcohol and other drugs.

Cocaine, known among users as C, coke, snow, flake, blow, or crack, is a powerful, addictive central nervous system stimulant that directly affects the brain when it is snorted, smoked, or injected intravenously with a needle into the veins. ...

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