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Thank you for your question. This is not a stupid question and I appreciate you asking this important inquiry. You are correct, people some time use cocaine to cope with symptoms of schizophrenia. Also some research has shown that the use of drugs may either trigger a mental illness such as schizophrenia or mimic symptoms of schizophrenia. Research has also shown a genetic component to schizophrenia, thus drug abuse can trigger the mental illness.