Cocaine Addiction – Summary
Cocaine use can be closely linked to lifestyle and the actions of your peers. Help4Addiction is dedicated to help you overcome your reliance on the drug and help you manage temptations that may be presented to you in the future. Although typically a drug linked with socialising, long term use can lead the user to use harder, more dangerous, forms of the drug.
What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a drug that has a short – term effect on the brain and the body. Initially you could feel confident and happy but very quickly this will turn into a feeling of depression. As a result of the short term effects, cocaine users often start to use more and more to try to prolong the positive effects and counteract the negative ones. If you are using cocaine on a regular basis and striving to counteract the depression you feel afterwards then you could have a problem.
What are the Symptoms / Side Effects of using cocaine?
- Lack of appetite
- Reduced body temperature
- Speeding up the heart rate
- Feelings of depression
- Heart attack due to increased heart rate
There are no medications currently available to treat cocaine addiction. As the drug has a far reaching impact on the users life the treatments need to encompass a wide range of behavioural strategies to help the user to overcome the initial addiction and then any temptations they may experience in their lives.