What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a stimulant that is infamous for its ability to energize its users. By heightening levels of alertness, energy, and attention, it is a popular substance among professionals and party-goers alike. It is even used on occasion by medical professionals as a form of surgical anesthetic. As illicit drugs continue to grapple the population of America, Legacy Healing Center Cherry Hill offers cocaine treatment for individuals looking to break free from the hold that this substance may have on their lives.
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Is Cocaine Addictive?
Cocaine is absolutely addictive. It is renowned for its highly addictive properties amongst a wide array of people from all walks of life. It is responsible for increasing levels of dopamine in the brain, which is the chemical messenger that plays a part in a person’s motor control and neurological reward system. Cocaine is typically snorted as a fine white powder through the nose, while others elect to dissolve and inject the substance directly into their bloodstreams.1
Short-term effects of cocaine include:
- – Alertness
- – Feelings of euphoria and intense happiness
- – Hypersensitivity to one’s surroundings
- – Instances of irritability and paranoia
The long-term effects of this kind of substance abuse are far less enjoyable than an intense rush of energy. It can result in severe instances of respiratory infections, pneumonia, bowel decay, and even auditory hallucinations or hearing things that aren’t actually real. Another factor that plays a part in its addictive nature is the body’s ability to metabolize and adapt to the presence of cocaine in its systems. This commonly results in users becoming less sensitive to the drug, meaning that they will need to use more each time to obtain the same effects and avoid withdrawal.
Should you or a loved one be in the midst of such a withdrawal, the Legacy Healing detox program offers substance-specific options at our cocaine addiction rehab in New Jersey.
Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse
While some people are skilled at hiding their drug use, there are still certain tell-tale signs to keep an eye out for, which could affect various aspects of a person’s life.
Physical signs of abuse can include:
- – Noticeable weight loss
- – Dilated pupils
- – Injuries related to the method of consumption, such as puncture wounds at an injection site
- – Nausea and vomiting which can result in malnourishment
If you believe someone is a potential user, you can also look at their eyes as a way to indicate drug use. Because cocaine can cause a person to stay awake for long periods of time, red eyes may result from exhaustion. Even the stimulant alone can lead to bloodshot eyes that constantly tear up and water.
A person’s behavior can also change, with certain signals being more extreme than others. Some examples include:
- – Aggressive behavior and irritability
- – Visible paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations
- – Intense mood swings
- -Loss of interest in anything not related to cocaine
- – Lying or stealing to attempt to obtain money for the drug
- – Failure to meet personal responsibilities, including professional and familial obligations
Because of the intense rush and erratic sensations that cocaine users commonly experience, it is entirely too easy for someone to develop a full-blown addiction without even realizing it. Just one seemingly harmless use can result in lifelong struggles. Luckily, you don’t have to face these challenges alone because our recovery facilities offer cocaine treatment to aid you in turning your life around.
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Get Treatment for Cocaine Addiction at Legacy Healing Center
When a person enters our facility, they are greeted by our staff of medical professionals who will extensively evaluate the severity of the addiction and exactly which treatment programs will be most beneficial in your unique case. From intensive outpatient to fully residential options, patients will have the ability to get an in-depth look at the situation at hand and learn effective ways to manage it going forward.
From there, you are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of effective therapy methods that will teach you how to apply the lessons you learn in rehab, while a personal recovery coach will assist in helping you prepare for any upcoming transitions and changes. This is all provided in an effort to remind you that you are not alone in this battle.
To learn more about cocaine treatment offered at our facility, contact Legacy Healing Center New Jersey today.
1. NIH – Cocaine Drug Facts
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