Journal article

The Subjective Effects of Cocaine: Relationship to Years of Cocaine Use and Current Age

Raj K Kalapatapu, Gillinder Bedi, Margaret Haney, Suzette M Evans, Eric Rubin, Richard W Foltin

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about whether the duration of cocaine use or an individual's age may influence the acute effects of cocaine, patterns of use, and specific treatment needs. OBJECTIVES: This post hoc analysis determined whether the duration of cocaine use or current age influenced the acute subjective response to cocaine. Data from four smoked cocaine self-administration laboratory studies were combined and analyzed to determine whether the subjective effects of a 25-mg smoked cocaine dose varied as a function of years of cocaine use or current age. METHODS: Thirty-six nontreatment-seeking healthy cocaine users (ages 32-49) were admitted to studies lasting from 12 to 105 days. Part..

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