1890 CE
Concern grows over the use of cocaine in the United States

The potential for cocaine abuse becomes increasingly obvious and more people report the failure of cocaine to effectively cure opiate/alcohol addiction. People in the medical field also become increasingly aware of the dangers of using cocaine.

Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.

Drugs: Coca (cocaine)
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Health and social problems