Year: 1983 Source: Annual Scientific Meeting of the Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. (45th : 1983). 8p. SIEC No: 19870744

Consequences of cocaine abuse on health & psychosocial functioning were assessed in 55 subjects who called a telephone helpline. Results showed impairment of job functioning, interpersonal relationships & financial status; disturbances of mood & cognitive functioning; psychiatric symptoms of depression, paranoia & increased suicidal/violent tendencies; & physical symptoms of exhaustion, weight loss, sleep problems & seizures. Findings challenge notions that cocaine is a benign drug. 8 Refs. (LH)