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Cocaine is often consumed with alcohol which causes the liver to produce a substance called cocaethylene. This is a metabolite which is more toxic than cocaine and increases the risk of serious harm or death.

Sadly, many young people still believe (albeit wrongly) that the consumption of cocaine allows them to drink more alcohol without the effects, so the risks are dangerously high.

Cocaine is a stimulant, which speeds up the heart; yet alcohol is a depressant which slows the heart; thus consumed together places an enormous strain on this vital organ.

THE DARK SIDE: UNIT 5

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