Cocaine a hell of a drug

Recreational users of cocaine who are otherwise healthy individuals are risking life-threatening cardiovascular events, a new study shows.

A team from the University of Manchester has found that the altered aortic properties in recreational cocaine users were similar to those seen in long-term crack cocaine abusers.

While the health ramifications of this so-called party drug among addicts and abusers are well documented, until now little has been known of risks associated with social or recreational use.

The research,