Cocaine, which comes from the coca plant’s leaves, is a highly addictive drug that frequently requires individuals to enroll in a cocaine addiction treatment program to break free from its power.
This drug is a central nervous system stimulant that produces feelings of euphoria, increased alertness and energy. All too often, it’s used recreationally, which can lead to serious health problems, including heart attacks, strokes and respiratory failure.
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What You Need to Know About Cocaine
Coca plants are also harvested to form anesthesia to numb areas on the body for surgery or dental work. Although the medical community uses it for valid medical purposes, drug cocaine is not created legally anywhere. Cocaine is often mixed with other substances before it is sold on the street. Pure cocaine is far too potent and will quickly kill a person who uses it. However, people who use cocaine are always after the purest form of cocaine, meaning a batch that has not been cut or cut very much.
Recently amid the opioid epidemic, drug dealers are now cutting powder cocaine with fentanyl in an attempt to get people hooked on opioids or to increase the potency and effects of the cocaine.
The names cocaine goes by are:
- White Pony
- Snow, Bump
- Nose Candy
Cocaine is an expensive drug. One gram of cocaine is sold for an average of 100.00 dollars. A person who uses cocaine addictively will easily use a gram of cocaine within one or two hours. Cocaine addiction is one of the leading addictions in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports how young cocaine addiction starts. Like other addictive drugs, teenagers, as well as adults, are getting hooked.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse Teen Facts and 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey:
In 2018, 859 people ages 15–24 died from a cocaine overdose in the U.S… And 2.2% of high school seniors used cocaine in the past year in 2019. (NIDA)
Cocaine Addiction Symptoms
Addiction to cocaine will cause a noticeable change in a person’s behavior and their usual personality. Someone who is using cocaine will stay awake for long hours at a time, stop eating regularly, appear hyperactive and energetic. Someone who is using cocaine will also talk quickly and be unable to remain focused on one subject. This individual will not be able to stay still and be impulsive. Other cocaine addiction symptoms, that can be present after a person has used cocaine will include the following:
- Dilated pupils
- Periods of overconfidence and excitement
- Runny nose and a white powder around nostrils (from snorting powder cocaine)
Other symptoms, such as mood swings and irritability, can be a result of cocaine use. Addiction, in general, will cause a person to miss work, avoid family and friends, stay at strangers’ homes or away from home often, borrowing money, stealing money, and sleeping for days at a time (known as crashing after a cocaine binge).
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A Cocaine Addiction Treatment Program is Necessary for Recovery
The first step to help someone who cannot stop using cocaine is to have them assessed and, most likely, admitted into a professional cocaine rehab center in Massachusetts. The programs that we offer in our cocaine addiction treatment program begin with medically managed cocaine detox. Cocaine is a toxic drug that can cause severe medical conditions, and anyone who has used cocaine long term is likely to have several health issues that need medical care. Our cocaine detox program works in tandem with our cocaine addiction treatment program.
Medical doctors oversee the cocaine detox and each client is routinely assessed and observed for emotional and mental health disorders. Many people who use cocaine addictively develop or already have a mental health diagnosis that is exasperated from cocaine use.
Remember that cocaine addiction causes potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms, including:
- Heart palpitations
- High blood pressure
- Suicidal thoughts
- Intense cravings for cocaine
Evoke Wellness at Cohasset cocaine addiction treatment programs rely on evidence-based forms of therapy to help a person overcome cravings, increase self-esteem, build trust, and develop a stable community with other recovering cocaine addicts. We provide each client with an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs.
Our specialists will provide you detailed information about our bed availability, cost, and insurance plans that Evoke Wellness cocaine addiction treatment programs accept, as well as make arrangements for admission, door to door travel, within 24 hours or less.
We offer cocaine addiction treatment programs in a variety of formats. To speak with an admissions counselor to learn how to be admitted into our cocaine addiction rehab program in Massachusetts, call our cocaine addiction treatment specialists at 866.931.6429.