Cocaine Abuse Epidemiology
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug and the most frequent cause of drug-related deaths in the United States. Approximately 24 million people in the United States have used cocaine at least once, and five million abuse cocaine on a regular basis. Its use is associated with acute and chronic complications affecting many organ systems, the most common being the cardiovascular system.
Patel, MD, MPH, Ankitkumar K.
"The controversy over cocaine use and beta-blockade continues to brew,"
The Medicine Forum:
Vol. 9, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol9/iss1/4