Cocaine Addiction

Treating Cocaine Addiction

Using cocaine creates one of the biggest psychological dependencies of any drug in the world. In fact, most researchers cite it as second only to methamphetamines in its ability to grab a hold of your mental well-being and twist it into an altered state of addiction.

Addiction to cocaine can occur quickly, and even people who describe themselves as “recreational” users still experience many of the same disastrous side effects. Consider the following signs and symptoms in determining if someone you know might need help in overcoming this very toxic substance.

  • Hyperactivity
  • Muscle twitches and tics
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Nosebleeds
  • Common cold-like symptoms
  • Lack of inhibitions
  • Intense euphoria
  • Easy agitation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Panic attacks
  • Erratic behavior

More serious, immediate effects concern physical damage to some of your body’s most vital internal organs. Any of the following deadly conditions can result from cocaine usage:

  • Stroke
  • Brain damage
  • Heart attack
  • Ruptured aorta

The longer you use cocaine, the greater the tolerance increases. The longer the tolerance is increased, the greater the likelihood for long-term, destructive side effects becomes. Any of the following seriously detrimental health concerns can occur from the sustained usage of cocaine.

  • Irreversible damage to blood vessels and heart
  • Liver, kidney, and lung damage
  • Severe depression
  • Intense anxiety
  • Multiple mood disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Destruction of nasal cavity
  • Sexual problems and infertility
  • Long-lasting psychosis

Blow, coke, snow, Charlie, or whatever name you want to give it, cocaine is often seen as a party drug. Therefore, it’s quite often abused in conjunction with other substances like alcohol, amphetamines, and even heroin. Combining cocaine with any of these other substances greatly increases the risk of overdose and death.

Do you want to stop living your life as a slave to cocaine abuse?

Do you want to experience genuine pleasure and enjoyment from things other than cocaine again?

Do you want to rediscover your life’s passion and purpose as part of a renewed spirit, a healthier body, and a peaceful mind?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then Compass Recovery can help you. Our experienced staff of medical and psychological professionals are extremely skilled at treating cocaine addiction. Please contact us today, and let us help you to stop using cocaine and live life on your terms again, not addiction’s.

Referenced Sources:

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/cocaine/effects-of-cocaine.html

http://drugabuse.com/library/cocaine-abuse/

 

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