Any addiction by nature of its definition makes you a slave to that habit or behavior. The things you used to take joy in are quickly overcome by the obsessive need to satisfy the craving of your addiction. People can have addictions to varying degrees, but those that are addicted to cocaine may have a difficult struggle ahead of them as the effects of cocaine are designed to make you crave it more.
How can You Get Addicted to Cocaine?
Cocaine comes in the form of a white powder that is typically snorted through the nose or mixed with water and injected into the blood stream. The first few times someone uses cocaine, the effects are almost immediate. Feelings of euphoria and excitement, followed by a longer “high” of a general happy or energetic feeling abounds. This is because cocaine affects the dopamine levels in your brain. Certain transporters regulate the dopamine or joyful feelings you feel and store them for another time. Cocaine changes the transporters by preventing regulation allowing you to feel happy all at once.
As a substance abuser continues to use cocaine, the effects wear off faster as your body builds up a tolerance level. More and more cocaine is needed to create that initial feeling of euphoria. Often called “Chasing the high,” users try to get back to that original feeling of euphoria that they felt the first time they used it.
What are the Side Effects?
Cocaine use has both short and long term effects. The short term effects include:
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Decreased appetite
- Increase in energy and mental clarity
- Anxiousness or paranoia
With regular use, substance abusers face a long list of medical and health problems that could eventually lead to death. Some of these symptoms include:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Chronic headaches and dizziness
- Cardiovascular problems
- Respiratory issues
- Mood swings
A cocaine addiction is a serious issue and should be treated with professional help. If you are addicted to using cocaine it is important to contact a family member or close friend right away and look into treatment options.
How to Beat a Cocaine Addiction
For those who have used cocaine on a long term basis, the withdrawal of this drug can produce severe and painful side effects. Fatigue, insomnia, night terrors, and insatiable hunger are few withdrawal symptoms. If you do not create a treatment plan, some withdrawal symptoms can be so great they can cause a permanent disability or even death.
However, there is hope for those who want to truly get over their cocaine addiction once and for all. Detoxification programs help clean your body out of the poison you once became addicted to, allowing you to rediscover the safer and more enjoyable parts of life. A detox program allows substance abusers to safely get rid of their addiction, while minimizing the effects of withdrawals. Such a program should always be administered by a professional.
Where to Turn for Help?
The Blue Water Detox program located in idyllic Delray Beach Florida offers a strong a competent team of professionals to assist you in getting rid of your cocaine addiction. With the help of their detox program, therapy sessions and friendly staff, you will be well on your way to finding a new life and a better you. Talk to one of our trained specialists today by calling the toll free number above to find out how to get help. We provide an environment that is secure so you can get over your addiction in peace.
Contact Blue Water Detox Center Today
If you or someone you care for is currently caught up in the destructive grip of addiction, please seek help with Blue Water Detox. We are an addiction treatment provider that understands the struggle. We know the suffering of the addict and the heartache of the families involved.
Call us today at the toll free number at the top of the page. If you are fearful of voicing the problem, please simply fill out our form. Any measure of contact is a step in the right direction.