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Cocaine Abuse (cont.)

Prognosis of Cocaine Abuse

The prognosis for minor complications of cocaine use is good if further drug use can be stopped completely. This will be a significant challenge to the addicted person and will likely require professional and support group interaction. The majority of cocaine abusers who come to the hospital for medical care will usually do well and are often sent home. They may be seen or referred to chemical dependency counselors for follow-up as outpatients or inpatients.

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Cocaine is derived from Erythroxylon coca, a shrub endemic to the Andes, Mexico, West Indies, and Indonesia.

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