More Than Three Percent of Sudden Deaths in Europe are Related to Cocaine Use

Results of a study on sudden death show there is no such thing as safe recreational cocaine use, the researchers said, and suggest the 12 million Europeans who use cocaine are putting their lives on the line.

“The notion that recreational cocaine use is ‘safe’ should be dispelled, since even small amounts may have catastrophic consequences, including sudden death,” said Joaquin Lucena, head of forensic pathology at the Institute of Legal Medicine in Seville, Spain.