In the fourth part of my drug facts series, we cover cocaine with Dr. Kyle Kampman, addiction specialist and professor of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kampman gives us a fascinating look back at the history of cocaine, reviews the ways in which cocaine is commonly misused, and explains intoxication, withdrawal, and the effectiveness of contingency management in the treatment of cocaine use disorder.
Dr. Kampman has had extensive experience in the treatment of various substance use disorders. He has conducted a number of trials testing medications for the treatment of cocaine dependence and is a recognized authority on cocaine withdrawal syndrome. In addition to research, he works at the Addiction Recovery Unit of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center where he continues to treat patients with both medications and psychotherapy.
Learn more about Dr. Kampman at https://www.med.upenn.edu/csa/kylekampman.html