Differential effects of cocaine and cocaine alcohol on neurocognitive performance.

@article{Bolla2000DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of cocaine and cocaine alcohol on neurocognitive performance.},
  author={Karen I. Bolla and Frank R Funderburk and Jean Lud Cadet},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={2285-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the dose-related effects of cocaine with or without alcohol use on the CNS by measuring performance on neurobehavioral tests. BACKGROUND Chronic use of cocaine is associated with persistent decrements in cognitive function that are most pronounced in heavy users. Specific neurobehavioral deficits in areas such as executive function and impulsivity would make it difficult for the cocaine abuser to discontinue using drugs. Because alcohol is often used in conjunction… CONTINUE READING