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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Addiction and Substance Abuse
If a child under the age of 10 is given cocaine or heroine, are there potential long term effects?
The first and most concerning immediate effect is death. Anyone who would give a child under 10 cocaine or heroin is committing a crime. Concerning long term effects, that would depend on how much exposure to the drug(s) the child received.
Peter D Rogers, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University