Problem

Cocaine intoxication

Nature:

Cocaine intoxication refers to the deleterious effects of cocaine on the body. These effects can develop over time with regular use or can be the result of an acute intoxication due to a single intake of the substance. Cocaine dependence inevitably leads to effects of cocaine intoxication that can sometimes be completely reversed without bearing consequences but that can also potentially kill the users (e.g., in cases of untreated or non-manageable overdoses).

Incidence:
An estimated 4,000 people die annually in the USA from cocaine overdoses.
Values:
Intoxication
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
15.01.2001 – 00:00 CET