Cocaine is the second most popular illegal recreational drug in the United States behind cannabis ,  and the U. Calls for prohibition began long before the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act was passed by Congress in — a law requiring cocaine and narcotics to be dispensed only with a doctor's order. Cocaine became associated with laborers, youths, black people, and the urban underworld. Popularization of cocaine is first evident with laborers who used it as a stimulant to increase productivity,  often supplied by employers. Fears of coerced cocaine use, and in particular that young girls would become addicted and thereby enter prostitution, were widespread. Reports of the cocaine epidemic would foreshadow a familiar theme in later so-called epidemics, namely that cocaine presented a social threat more dangerous than simple health effects and had insidious results when used by blacks and members of the lower class.
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Ketamine has become increasingly recognized as a drug of recreational use. Individuals using significant amounts have developed symptoms including a small painful bladder, ureteric obstruction, papillary necrosis and hepatic dysfunction. The present paper examines the current literature on the relationship between ketamine use and these symptoms. Our own clinical experience and the data available clarify the causal relationship, and further data help to elucidate the mechanism of damage. On the basis of continued work and development with patients who are ketamine users we suggest an assessment and treatment regime that includes cessation of ketamine use and adequate analgesia to overcome symptoms. In conclusion, it is important for medical practitioners who encounter patients with these symptoms to ask about recreational drug use.
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Last Updated: April 10, References Approved. There are 43 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug with widespread use around the world.
I am a year-old man in a relationship with a year-old man. We have been going out for three years and live together happily. There is one issue on which we disagree though: he has been using recreational drugs mainly ecstasy for a decade or so and I don't like this.