Cocaine: An Ongoing Addiction Threat to America
Cocaine use has declined in recent years, most likely due to the surge in opiate use, but it’s still a very serious drug addiction problem in the United States. How serious? According to the CDC, 5,000 people died from cocaine-related overdoses in 2014. Even though the use of cocaine has recessed, it’s certainly not gone. In fact, cocaine is the second most-trafficked illegal drug worldwide, Making cocaine addiction ever more common.
One of the more dangerous aspects of cocaine use in the United States is that its risk is frequently downplayed. All too often, people view cocaine as a harmless party drug, when nothing could be further from the truth. Cocaine is a very intense central nervous system stimulant. As such, it is very dangerous and has a profound impact on the heart and brain. Furthermore, it’s highly addictive, and users are easily hooked on this substance in a very short amount of time. People that start off using cocaine often think they will be able to easily quit, but later end up with a serious substance abuse problem.
Don’t Let a Fifteen-Minute Cocaine High Control Your Life
Interestingly, the intense high of cocaine has a very short-lived duration. In fact, snorted cocaine usually lasts anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes. As you can imagine, because the buzz is there and then gone in such a short time frame, this leads to high-potential for addiction, as the user immediately wants more and seemingly never has enough.
Is it worth it? No. You are stronger than that. Don’t allow these few minutes of stimulation take control of your mind. Your bank account. Your life.
Don’t Suffer. Get the Help You Need… NOW
Your future is not yet decided. You don’t have to end up like other addicts you know that wound up incarcerated. On the streets. Dead.
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What are the Effects of Cocaine Addiction?
Don’t be fooled. There is no such thing as “the casual use of cocaine”. This drug is dangerous and plays for keeps. What starts off as an occasional “fling” quickly escalates to a full-blown “commitment” when it comes to cocaine. Common behavioral and physical effects associated with cocaine use include:
- Pupil dilation
- Irritability and restlessness
- Pupil dilation
- Accelerated heart rate
- Poor judgement
- Chronic bloody nose
If you or a loved one is using cocaine and experiencing any of these symptoms – it’s time to get help. The sooner drug rehab therapy is started, the less severe the cocaine withdrawal symptoms will be.
Safely Withdrawal from Cocaine with Medical Detox
Medical detox is the safest, most-effective way to remove all cocaine-related chemicals from your body. Cocaine withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant, but with a professional medical detox – the severity, intensity, and duration of side effects can be lessened.
At All About Recovery, we offer a unique approach to rehab that actually works. In addition to the traditional drug treatments, such as group counseling, individual therapy, aftercare, etc. – we also incorporate holistic therapies such as art, dance, music, and photography. These creative outlets allow people that are less verbal to express their deep feelings and emotions related to their cocaine addiction and work through these issues to resolve their triggers of substance abuse.
Call us today at (888) 712-8480. We have real people standing by, ready to discuss your cocaine rehab treatment options.