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Cocaine Addiction

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug extracted from South American coca plant leaves. Dealers often dilute the substance with cornstarch, talcum powder, or sugar, or with other stimulants like amphetamines. This powerful drug stimulates the central nervous system, which increases heart rate and blood pressure. Users experience a high, and an energetic feeling of euphoria. Cocaine is primarily snorted, and its use can lead to acute cardiovascular or cerebrovascular emergencies, which can result in sudden death.

white powderCocaine can quickly and easily take over and lead to addiction. For those dealing with cocaine addiction, the best help is a treatment facility that offers detox, as well as long-term residential care.

Street names for cocaine include “coke,” “C,” “snow,” “flake,” and “blow.” On the street, it is typically sold in white crystalline form, and is a mixture of pure cocaine and other substances like flour, sugar or local anesthetics. It can be smoked, snorted or injected.

Cocaine Addiction – Signs & Symptoms

Cocaine addiction carries serious consequences, with side effects and risks that can be devastating. These include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Restlessness
  • Paranoia
  • Mood disturbances
  • Heart attack or stroke

Cocaine Withdrawal

For those patients who require cocaine detox, withdrawal symptoms will vary based on the length and intensity of drug use, as well as body composition. Professional, medically supervised detox is important, because symptoms can be intense and painful. Those in detox may experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

Cocaine Addiction Rehab

Our cocaine rehab services provide long-term recovery. Our staff of highly trained addiction specialists, clinicians and therapists monitors detox clients for safety and support. Following detox, our treatment approaches have proven effective for cocaine addiction by creating individualized treatment plans for clients.

 

Call us today at 855.561.1900 to learn more about our alcohol rehab programs, and get started on your journey.

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