A clinical profile of 136 cocaine abusers.

  title={A clinical profile of 136 cocaine abusers.},
  author={A A Helfrich and Thomas James Crowley and Charlotte Atkinson and Robin Dee Post},
  journal={NIDA research monograph},
Our examination of 136 cocaine-abusing patients who sought treatment revealed impairment in the following areas: Psychological (99 percent of patients); Interpersonal (87.5 percent); Financial (83 percent); Physical (81 percent); and Vocational (68 percent). Daily dose did, but route of administration did not, contribute to degree of impairment. From these data, we conclude that cocaine's deleterious effects are both physiological and psychological. It appeared to us that maintenance of a… CONTINUE READING

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