Cocaine is one of the most addictive substances in the world. Once a person becomes addicted to this drug, he or she will do anything to get another hit, even if that means selling his or her soul. But why is it so highly addictive? Cocaine stimulates key pleasure centers within the human brain and causes extreme euphoria. The tolerance to cocaine develops very fast, which means that the addicted person soon needs an increased amount of cocaine to get the same results.
What are the main consequences of Cocaine Addiction? As with any kind of drugs, the consequences caused by Cocaine Addiction are of psychological, emotional, and social nature. The main difference between cocaine abuse and any other drug abuse is that the consequences happen faster in the case of cocaine abuse, than in case of other drug abuse. One of the main consequences is related to family and friends, who are the first to suffer when a person is addicted to cocaine.
Cocaine is a stimulant, which means it causes the heart to beat faster and the blood vessels to constrict. This can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure. Also, as cocaine causes the heart to speed up, in certain cases it can determine the heart beat so fast that, at a certain point, it actually stops.
Cocaine is not only dangerous due to its consequences, but also due to the fact that the consequences are not determined by the time of the addiction or by the quantity abused. There are cases of people who have died even from the first use of cocaine.
Any person can be treated for Cocaine Addiction, as long as help is sought. There are many specialized, professional centers which provide treatments for this kind of addiction. Like with any other addiction, there are withdrawal symptoms that appear. The main emotional withdrawal symptoms are:
In case of Cocaine Addiction, there also appear post-acute withdrawal symptoms. The main symptoms in this case are:
- Poor concentration
- Mood swings
- Low enthusiasm
- Sleep disturbances
- Variable energy
Any person can recover from Cocaine Addiction and can prevent relapse. In order to do this, the first step is to acknowledge there is an addiction problem and to seek for help. As long as the person wishes to give up the addiction and seeks for specialized help and support, any addiction can be treated, regardless of its seriousness.
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