INTRODUCTION Significant advances have been made in facilitating health and in preventing disease. Despite medical advances that have resulted in increased longevity for Americans, there are data that continue to suggest that the overall health for racial and ethnic minorities is poorer than that for Caucasian Americans. Emerging studies continue to document disturbing differences in […]
COMORBIDITY OF COCAINE USE AND MENTAL DISORDERS Comorbid mental illnesses are common in and can worsen CUDs. The factors responsible for morbidity appear to differ among cocaine users with mental illness as compared to cocaine users without mental illness.
OTHER IMAGING STUDIES IN COCAINE USE DISORDERS Computed Tomography (CT) The popularity of CT in addiction research has diminished considerably because of its resolution power and the risk of ionizing radiation. In 1991, a planimetric CT study found significant cerebral atrophy among 35 habitual cocaine abusers as compared to 16 self-reported first-time users and 54 […]