(BlackDoctor.org) — The Los Angeles County Coroner recently released the official cause of Whitney Houston’s tragic death – drowning. However, the report also noted that atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use were also contributing factors.
A source connected to the investigation has stated that it is “very possible” that Whitney had a heart attack that caused her to lose consciousness and drown. The heart attack may have been triggered by hardening of the arteries as a result of cocaine use.
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What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a highly addictive substance derived from the South American cocoa plant. It can be injected, snorted, or rubbed on the inside of the mouth. Depending on the method of use, the outcome may vary as a result of how the cocaine affects that part of the body. You can check for cocaine by taking a urine, blood, saliva, sweat or hair follicle test – depending on how it is delivered into the system, it can take anywhere from four hours to ten hours to be detected, and, on average, cocaine can remain in your system for about 3 days.
Why is Cocaine So Dangerous?
The reality of cocaine hits after the high. Cocaine has powerful negative effects on the heart, brain, and emotions. Many cocaine users fall prey to addiction, with long-term and life threatening consequences. Even occasional users run the risk of sudden death with cocaine use.