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This paper seeks to critically analyze how simultaneous intake of cocaine and alcohol leads to the formation of cocaethylene which leads to psychosis. Alcohol contains 40% ethanol. Alcohol is referred to as depressant. This means that it reduces body functions, affects speaking speed, movement, perception, and ability to operate fast. Drinking is not a problem and it is legalized by almost all world government as it is considered an essential social tool (Thomson & Marshall, 2006). It is caused by brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, chromosomal disorders and brain tumors. When drugs and alcohol effects are characterized by other separate illness like mental or psychological issues the patient is said to have the Dual diagnosis. This is a possible situation if the person is taking alcohol and at the same time taking cocaine since the resultant chemical will affect the brain. This condition was mentioned for the first time in the 1980s through an exami...

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critically analyse cocaethylene and pyschosis

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