COCAINE HEALTH RISKS
With the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are looking at how we can reduce our risk of illness. For a person addicted to drugs or alcohol, it could be critically important to take such steps right now.
Drug use and excessive alcohol consumption cause and worsen a very long list of physical and mental illnesses. To maintain a healthy life, avoiding drug use, or recovering from addiction, are vital first steps.
Cocaine can also accelerate the buildup of plaque inside the arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. Direct damage to some types of heart muscle cells can lead to cardiomyopathy, where the heart becomes abnormally enlarged, thickened or stiffened, leading to less efficiency.
Recently, Narconon has taken action to refocus attention on the potential for health damage caused by illicit drugs by releasing a report on the risks of using cocaine.