Unfortunately, there are millions of people who are losing their lives to cocaine addiction. Some people start by only trying the drug. However, due to the addictive nature of cocaine, it is very difficult to never use the drug again. The boost of energy and euphoric high the user gets often catches them off guard and then they want to keep using it. If you have an addiction to this drug, don’t wait another day to reach out to our treatment center for help.
Effects of Cocaine Addiction
Research shows that nearly 1,000,000 people have a cocaine addiction every year. The drug is sold and abused all around the world. Once someone begins using this drug, it is very difficult to stop. In addition, this is one of the drugs that is easiest to overdose on. Most people who use this drug, don’t know what it is laced with and they don’t know the exact dosage they are taking, so they can take a dangerous amount without even knowing it.
With this being said, not everyone who uses the drug becomes addicted to it, so how do you know if you or someone in your life has a cocaine addiction. Some of the effects of this type of drug addiction include:
- Mood swings
- Weight loss
- Dilated pupils
- Risky behaviors
- Appetite loss
- Runny nose
- Sores around the nose
- High blood pressure
- New behaviors or personality changes
- Neglecting family or other responsibilities
- Not participating in hobbies they used to enjoy
- Lying to or deceiving loved ones
- Having legal or employment issues
If you or someone you know has these symptoms, a cocaine addiction could be present. If that is the case, it is best to get into a treatment program right away. The program could help to save your life.
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Further Dangers of an Addiction to Cocaine
The symptoms noted above are those of a cocaine addiction. However, there are further dangers of this type of addiction such as:
● Severely high blood pressure
● Dangerously high or irregular heart rate
● Extremely high body temperature
● Psychosis (sometimes irreversible)
● Severe confusion or anxiety
● Chronic nausea and vomiting
● Brain damage
● Overdose (sometimes even fatal)
If you see someone who is experiencing these symptoms, they could be overdosing on the drug. Don’t hesitate to dial 9-1-1 immediately. The longer someone waits to get treatment for a cocaine overdose, the less likely they will survive it.
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Cocaine Addiction Treatment
There are many treatments that someone can get for a cocaine addiction such as:
- Intensive outpatient
- Partial hospitalization
- Individual and group therapy
- Family therapy
If you have an addiction to this drug, reach out for help today. You can get an individualized treatment plan to help you overcome a cocaine addiction.
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If you have an addiction to cocaine, don’t wait any longer to get treatment. The sooner you reach out for help, the sooner you can get your life on track and live a healthy, substance-free life.
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