Regular Cannabis, Cocaine Use Reduces Impulse Control - Deborah Brauser

 – October 30, 2013  –– 

Regular cannabis and/or cocaine use impairs impulse control, new research suggests. In addition, decreased response times during impulsivity tasks, at the cost of making more errors, were found after receiving a single dose of cocaine (HCl 300 mg). "This study really isn't surprising. We'd expect individuals to have fairly significant cognitive impairment from marijuana and from cocaine,"  said Stuart Gitlow, MD, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
-Dr. Stuart Gitlow, Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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