Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. Also, if you or a loved one is struggling with cocaine use, inpatient rehab may be necessary to break the cycle of addiction.

Are You Addicted to Cocaine?

woman experiencing signs of cocaine use Over time a tolerance to cocaine develops. You need to increase the amount of cocaine in order to intensify and prolong its euphoric effects. Also, cocaine tolerance through abuse and addiction of the drug intensifies with continued use.

Signs / Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction Include:

  • Needing more cocaine to get the desired effects
  • Preoccupation with how you’ll obtain more cocaine and when you’ll use again
  • Financial, legal and relationship issues due to cocaine abuse
  • Neglecting work and personal responsibilities because of cocaine
  • Inability to stop or decrease cocaine use on your own

If you’re experiencing any of these warning signs of addiction, cocaine has become the main focus in your life. In addition, outpatient treatment for cocaine addiction may not be enough to help you break the hold the drug has on you. Also, research shows long-term stays in inpatient drug rehab offer the best outcomes for people with severe cocaine dependence. In addition, learn more about inpatient cocaine treatment in Hanover, PA at Clarity Way.

Does Your Loved One Have a Cocaine Problem?

Are you concerned a loved one might be abusing cocaine? Cocaine abuse and addiction signs include:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Runny nose/sniffing
  • Muscle twitches
  • Fidgety behavior
  • Odd sleep patterns and long periods of wakefulness
  • Periods of high, almost frenzied energy
  • Weight loss
  • Financial issues
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Paranoia
  • Mood swings
  • Poor concentration
  • Compromises work status and personal relationships
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom or other excuses to leave situations briefly

This is not an inclusive list of cocaine addiction signs, and a problem with cocaine isn’t always obvious. Also, drug abusers who’ve been using cocaine for long periods of time may be good at hiding their addiction. In addition, they may have developed a tolerance to cocaine and are now in the stage of addiction where they’re using it just to function “normally.” Also, signs of addiction to cocaine may be harder to detect in long-term drug abusers.

Risks of Cocaine Abuse

Although the physical symptoms of cocaine withdrawal are more moderate than some other drugs, psychological symptoms can be extremely challenging. Also, many people experience an overwhelming urge to start using again as well as severe depression.

Short-term and long-term effects of cocaine abuse include:

  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Convulsions
  • Panic attacks
  • Chronic runny nose
  • Constricted blood vessels
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure
  • Bizarre, erratic, and e violent behaviors
  • Tremors
  • Vertigo
  • Muscle twitches
  • Nosebleeds
  • Paranoid psychosis
  • Tears and ulcerations to the gastrointestinal tract
  • Damage to the nasal septum
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Hallucinations
  • Stroke
  • Inflammation of heart
  • Aortic ruptures
  • Bleeding of the brain
  • Movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease
  • Malnourishment and weight loss
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Mental health issues like depression, anxiety and panic disorders
  • Death

It takes time to repair the physical and psychological damage done by cocaine. In addition, time in residential rehabilitation centers gives you time and space to attend to your physical and behavioral health needs. Also, while some of the effects of cocaine are irreversible, with substance abuse treatment and dedication to long-term sobriety, you can prevent further physical and emotional harm. In addition, get help now by calling 17172253906.

Causes of Cocaine Addiction

Like most substance use disorders, people usually begin abusing cocaine because of a combination of genetic, biological and environmental factors. Also, part of cocaine treatment and rehab is identifying and understanding these contributors so you can move past them or manage them.

Mental Illness

Research shows over 40% of people that abuse substances also have a mental health disorder. In addition, you may abuse drugs and alcohol to try and “treat” anxiety or depression symptoms. Also, self-medicating with substances is a temporary solution to a long-term problem. Ultimately, cocaine abuse worsens mental illness by damaging the brain chemistry further. Also, cocaine abuse can also cause psychiatric symptoms like psychosis and depression. In addition, when substance addiction and abuse occur with mental illness it’s known as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis.

Genetics

Researchers estimate that genes account for 50% of your risk of developing a substance use disorder. Also, if a close family member struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, you’re at a higher risk for addiction.

Difficult Experiences

Challenging situations and relationships, especially in early childhood, can leave a lasting impact on you. Also, you may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental illness symptoms that follow you into adulthood. In addition, sometimes people try to numb the pain from these experiences with drugs and alcohol.

Addiction Treatment for Cocaine

Addiction recovery is possible. Clarity Way drug and alcohol rehab provides effective substance abuse and mental health treatment in a comfortable, private setting. In addition, inpatient treatment options include:

In conclusion, there’s help for you and your loved ones. Read more about Clarity Way’s cocaine addiction treatment programs in Hanover, PA or call us at 17172253906 with your questions.