Cocaine Treatment

Cocaine Treatment

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What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug typically used intranasally for recreational purposes. Cocaine is highly addictive and repeated use can have serious consequences. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule II drug. Cocaine has a high potential for addiction, as it produces an intense feeling of euphoria. Cocaine increases levels of the natural chemical messenger dopamine in brain circuits related to the control of movement and reward. Street names for cocaine include coke, blow, powder, white girl, or snow. Some people inject a combination of cocaine and heroin, called a Speedball. Cocaine is distributed as a white, crystalline powder, and is oftentimes diluted, or cut, with a variety of substances including laundry detergent, laxatives, and other illicit substances. Drug dealers “cut” cocaine to stretch out the product and increase their profits. Cocaine cut with other substances can be a deadly combination.
Risks of Cocaine Use
Even in the short term, a struggle with cocaine addiction can have obvious negative consequences on your life. These include both the drug’s physical side effects and changes in your behavior.

Some of these short-term side effects are:

Loss of interest

Loss of interest

Intense mood changes

Intense mood changes

Hygiene problems

Hygiene problems

Loss of interest

Low mood

Irritability

Irritability

Paranoia

Paranoia

Sleep problems

Sleep problems

Interpersonal problems

Interpersonal problems

Problems with work

Problems with work, school, or the law

With more frequent use, your body will require a larger amount of cocaine in order to feel the same effects as your tolerance builds. In larger doses, cocaine can lead to bizarre, unpredictable, and even violent behavior. Higher doses are also more toxic and could lead to seizures.
There are also long-term symptoms of cocaine addiction that individuals should be aware of. Some of these are extremely serious and can result in long-haul disease and even eventually death. More long-term side effects of cocaine addiction include loss of smell and nasal damage, brain bleeds, lung problems, stroke, heart attack, or heart disease.
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Cocaine Addiction Signs, Overdose, and Withdrawal

Cocaine affects the nervous system almost immediately.

Recognize the signs of cocaine use:
Symptoms of a cocaine overdose include:
Withdrawal from cocaine has a number of symptoms:
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Find Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

Withdrawing from cocaine alone can be scary. It is advised that you withdraw from cocaine under medical supervision. Fusion Recovery offers medical detox to help alleviate these symptoms. Once you have been stabilized through detox, you can begin our treatment program and start your recovery.
If you or a loved one are struggling with cocaine addiction, our treatment center is here to help. Contact us 24/7 with any questions or concerns. Our staff is here to help you during this difficult time.
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