Cocaine is a highly addictivestimulant that can have negative effects on the user after just a single dose. So potent is this substance that the brain’s addiction center can register a weeklong surge in activity after just one hit. While it is classified as a Schedule II narcotic and has certain specific medical applications, cocaine is illegal for “recreational use” and its abuse often leads to tragic consequences.
Dr. Drew joins the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to talk about a new report on heroin use in the U.S. While the writers of the report did “a wonderful job,” Dr. Drew says, the conversation needs to shift to how heroin addiction could be treated and how physicians can prevent new heroin addictions. Dr. Drew also touches on a report that shows prolonged sitting could shorten people’s lifespan.