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Cocaine Addiction 2019-10-23T09:27:38+00:00

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine use results in increased levels of dopamine being released into the brain. This release produces a short-term feeling of intense euphoria. When this feeling is over oftentimes the user will want to experience it again and again and so will continue to take the drug. This cycle will result in the user becoming addicted.

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant made from the coca plant. that is commonly sold in a fine, white, crystalline powder. Sold on the street it is typically diluted with substances such as cornstarch, baking soda, flour, sugar, boric acid, laxatives, amphetamines, and talcum powder to take advantage of unknowing buyers. Cocaine directly affects the brain and is one of the oldest known psychoactive substances. Taking cocaine results in an intense high with an immediate feeling of euphoria.

Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

When people become addicted to cocaine they typically need it to get through their day whether it be a line in the morning or a bump in the afternoon. Continued use of cocaine may result in one or more of the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Convulsions
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Heightened Blood Pressure
  • Increased Alertness
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Restlessness
  • Violent Behavior

Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine withdrawal occurs when someone actively using cocaine cuts back or stops using. The withdrawal effects experienced with cocaine aren’t as intense as those of other drugs as they are mainly psychological but they do present their own difficulties. These may include:

  • Chills
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Increased Appetite
  • Lack of interest in anything
  • Muscle Aches
  • Nightmares
  • Nerve pain
  • Restlessness
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Tremors

Getting Help

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to Cocaine we are here to help.

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