Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction is a serious disease requiring addiction help, without which it can even be fatal. Cocaine is highly addictive. Every long-term cocaine user will sooner or later become addicted.

About Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a stimulant drug produced from a chemical compound which is found in the leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine speeds up the messages that travel between the brain and the body, and releases a huge amount of dopamine which controls pleasure.

Signs of Cocaine Addiction

There are certain signs you can look for that will help you identify a case of cannabis addiction.

Signs you should seek cannabis addiction treatment:

  • Thoughts of cocaine consume a good portion of your day
  • You find yourself looking for new ways of procuring cocaine
  • You frequently worry you won’t have access to cocaine during your day
  • Cocaine is affecting your job, finances or relationship
  • You get upset when others question you about your cocaine use
  • You are willing to go to great lengths to get cocaine
  • You must regularly increase your cocaine intake to achieve the same feeling.
  • You find yourself concealing cocaine or your use

Any combination of signs or symptoms suggest a potential cocaine addiction and should not be ignored. As already mentioned, even minor cocaine abuse problem can quickly become an addiction if left untreated. The good news is that proper treatment is very effective at helping cocaine addicts completely recover. Success is achieved through a combination of physical, emotional, social and psychological treatments that address every aspect of addiction.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Minor Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Increased appetite
  • Cravings
  • Aches and pains
  • Restless sleep and nightmares
  • Mood swings
  • Tremors

Severe Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Anger

The recommended treatment for Cocaine addiction is a residential treatment program that treats the mind, body and spirit, comprising the five areas of physical, emotional, social, psychological, and spiritual treatment.

The treatment process includes:

  • Detox
  • Psychological treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Social Therapy
  • 12 Step
  • Meditation
  • Education
  • Art Therapy

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