Cocaine Addiction

As one of the most common and addictive drugs out there, cocaine abusers face the most dangerous circumstances of drug addiction.

The cost of cocaine dependence is high, and not solely on your health. A gram of cocaine can cost anywhere between $60 and $120, sometimes more, and the powder is rarely pure. Users often don’t know that it gets mixed with sugar, cornstarch, or even more dangerous substances, which means they may not know exactly what they are taking. But the addiction is so strong that users will pay more than $300 per day for a drug with extremely harmful effects.

Cocaine abuse creates a complex disease of dependence. Your brain’s tolerance increases and the euphoric effects become more and more difficult to achieve as the level of dopamine released with each hit decreases.

People who take cocaine do so because of the energy high it generates. But anyone who takes cocaine knows that this high is extremely short-lived, lasting at most half an hour.

The following are some short-term effects of cocaine use:

  • Violent or strange behaviour
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Narrowing blood vessels
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chance of heart attack
  • Chance of stroke
  • Chance of seizure
  • Chance of respiratory failure

Even with brief or infrequent use, cocaine can pose serious health hazards. But long-term use can produce frightening effects, including:

  • Tissue damage
  • Lung damage
  • Sexual impotence
  • Brain damage
  • Anorexia/weight loss
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Strokes
  • Seizures
  • A compulsion for cocaine binges

What are Cocaine Binges?

A cocaine binge is when you take the drug several times in increasing doses in a short period of time. You get addicted as you strive for frequent, stronger euphoric episodes.

Because the body quickly adapts to the high, cocaine binges don’t bring stronger euphoria episodes. Instead, they often lead to overdose and death. You end up chasing something fleeting that costs you the entire rest of your life.

Whether your alcoholism is obvious to the outside world or not, your private life will suffer heavily under the influence of alcohol. Your relationships with your partner, your children, your parents, your siblings and your friends might be damaged by tension and hurtful incidents. Or maybe you’re not having fights at home, but you’re unable to provide support to your partner or your child or your parent, even at times when they’re going through serious illnesses or stressful life events.

The things you do when under the influence may include lying, cheating, getting aggressive, and doing other things that might go against your values. Consistently behaving in ways that are not aligned with who you are can lead to depression and self-loathing.

Be Quick to Get Cocaine Addiction Treatment at a Drug Rehab

Instead of chasing that elusive high, a better choice is to go to a drug rehabilitation centre to restore balance to your life. Cocaine treatment can help you regain your ability to feel pleasure in natural ways. The sooner you get help, the less time you will spend suffering from addiction.

Although it can initially be hard to adjust to the normal pace of life, soon enough you’ll learn to manage your cravings. You’ll allow yourself to experience things fully, without drugs clouding your perception, impairing your judgement and endangering your life.

Whether your alcoholism is obvious to the outside world or not, your private life will suffer heavily under the influence of alcohol. Your relationships with your partner, your children, your parents, your siblings and your friends might be damaged by tension and hurtful incidents. Or maybe you’re not having fights at home, but you’re unable to provide support to your partner or your child or your parent, even at times when they’re going through serious illnesses or stressful life events.

The things you do when under the influence may include lying, cheating, getting aggressive, and doing other things that might go against your values. Consistently behaving in ways that are not aligned with who you are can lead to depression and self-loathing.

Why Quit Through Rehab?
Why Not By Myself?

Cocaine is known to have one of the most powerful reinforcing effects among all psychoactive drugs. A study on rats showed that they chose cocaine over food and water when given the option.

Since discontinuing the use of cocaine can cause strong cocaine withdrawal symptoms such as depression, lethargy and irritability, the best and safest way to recover is to seek professional help.

Whether your alcoholism is obvious to the outside world or not, your private life will suffer heavily under the influence of alcohol. Your relationships with your partner, your children, your parents, your siblings and your friends might be damaged by tension and hurtful incidents. Or maybe you’re not having fights at home, but you’re unable to provide support to your partner or your child or your parent, even at times when they’re going through serious illnesses or stressful life events.

The things you do when under the influence may include lying, cheating, getting aggressive, and doing other things that might go against your values. Consistently behaving in ways that are not aligned with who you are can lead to depression and self-loathing.

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At the Canadian Centre for Addictions, you will get the support you need to recover safely. We offer in-patient rehab in Port Hope, Ontario, and a comprehensive outpatient rehab program in Toronto. Medical staff monitor your recovery and counsellors work with you to identify underlying issues and develop better habits. We’ll help you develop a strategy tailored specifically to your own situation. You and those in your life will receive plenty of support at the CCFA.

By the way, check out our very popular post: How to stop using cocaine in 5 steps. These can get you started, but will soon make you realize that an inpatient cocaine addiction treatment centre is the best and safe way to recover.

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