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SYSK Selects: How Crack Works

SYSK Selects: How Crack Works

Update: 2019-07-2076
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Back in the mid-1980s a new and extremely potent drug hit the scene: crack cocaine. In short order, America was in the grip of both a sweeping addiction and a state of hysteria over use of the drug and the social consequences of crack, like crack babies. Let's take a look back at the receding wave of the crack epidemic and its lasting legacy on America in this classic episode.

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Mike D.

Hey! Pharmacologist here, interesting podcast! Just wanted to clarify something for you guys about that part about how you can "super die" from being addicted to crack even if you developel a high tolerance. Tolerance to a drug has been linked to environment. Meaning if you go to a certain place to get high all the time, or use a certain delivery method, your body will auto-regulate your dopamine/receptors in anticipation of the drug (you will have increased tolerance before you even take it). BUT if you go and do the same high dosage you're used to in a new environment, you body won't take those tolerance measures before hand, and so that high doseage you always take can actually cause you to overdose, even though it's the same dose you always take.

Aug 31st
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Lizz

del-e-TEER-i-ous.

Aug 13th
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Conor

wonder why they didnt mention black community leaders demanding the govt crack down on the epidemic because it was ruining their neighbourhoods? cocaine abusing stock traders and lawyers were not robbing and killing people just as poor as them for ten dollars, thats the difference

Jul 22nd
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SYSK Selects: How Crack Works

SYSK Selects: How Crack Works

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