Why do so many people become dependent on cocaine? Research from leading universities and labs around the world is piecing together the answer. What they are finding is that addiction to cocaine is far from simple and that it affects the brain in ways we are only just beginning to understand.
There is a great deal of myth surrounding addiction to cocaine, and the type of people that abuse the drug. Many have seen firsthand how the drug seizes its users and how they end up using more and more of the drug for less and less return. This is frequently written off as a deficiency of character, or a simple lack of willpower. The science tells us a different story. Research from around the world is looking into cocaine and unearthing more of its insidious secrets. Each research project is another piece of the puzzle and discovers a new way that cocaine hijacks the brain and enslaves its users.