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Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

Knowing the Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

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With cocaine being such a powerfully addictive drug, it is unlikely for an individual to be able to control the extent to which they use cocaine or whether they become addicted to the drug. A cocaine habit is one of the hardest to kick however treatment for cocaine addiction is available and effective. Although it can be easy in the beginning stages of an addiction to disguise the issue, over time the addiction will no longer be able to be hidden.

Being able to accurately identify the effects of cocaine are imperative to prevent permanent physical and psychological damage from the addictive stimulant drug. Getting a jump on addiction and treating the signs of addiction are imperative to avoid complications more than just the symptoms which can be easily avoidable in some cases; conditions caused by cocaine like overdose and cocaine toxicity are harder to ignore and potentially fatal.

Cocaine Addiction Symptoms

If you are lead to believe that you or a loved one may be suffering from a cocaine addiction, some of the most common signs and symptoms associated with a cocaine addiction includes:

  • Loss of control over cocaine useCocaine Addiction Symptoms
  • Tolerance for cocaine; needing a higher dose and.or more frequent use  of the drug to achieve the initial effects
  • Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when use of cocaine has been reduced or abruptly stopped
  • Preoccupation with cocaine
  • Continued use of the drug in spite of having knowledge of its consequences
  • Drug use is interfering in interpersonal relationships with friends and family
  • Using cocaine under dangerous circumstances  (i.e. using cocaine while caring for an infant child)
  • Hyperactivity
  • Experiencing intense cravings for the drug
  • Neglecting responsibilities and commitments  in relation to drug use
  • Making unsuccessful attempts to reduce or end cocaine use
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  • Spending inordinate amounts of time obtaining, using, and recovering from cocaine
  • Experiencing adverse health issues in relation to cocaine use
  • Having issues at work, home, school, and/or with the law in relation to cocaine use
  • Becoming irritable and agitated when not under the influence
  • Cocaine residue on the person’s face and/or personal belongings
  • Frequent sniffing and runny nose
  • Needle marks indicating where cocaine has been administered
  • Decreased desire for food and rest
  • Frequently wandering off to maintain one’s high (the effects of cocaine only last periodically causing cocaine users to frequently excuse themselves)
  • Experiencing financial difficulties as a result of cocaine purchases
  • Family and loved ones have expressed concern over your drug use and addictive behaviors

 

Understanding When to Get Help for Cocaine Addiction and Abuse

Understanding When to Get Help for Cocaine Addiction and Abuse

If you or a loved one have experienced one or more of the symptoms listed above, we strongly advise you to seek the attention of a medical professional as soon as possible. The earlier a cocaine use problem is treated, the better the outcome and avoidance of serious medical complications. Many erroneously believe professional help is only needed for chronic addictions, but that’s not the case. The sooner cocaine addiction treatment is sought early on for substance use disorders, the less chances cocaine has of inflicting permanent harm to users.

 

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