Cocaine, also called coke, is a strong strong and highly-addictive drug that alters the chemical makeup of the brain to the extent that those who are addicted to it will experience feelings of happiness and excitement. While cocaine use is illegal, it is also used for valid medical purposes, such as a local anesthetics for surgical procedures. Cocaine use can lead to a fatal overdose.
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Signs & Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction
Addicted individuals snort cocaine powder through the nose or rub it on their gums. It is also often dissolved and injected on the veins. Sometimes, cocaine is combined with heroin, referred to as speedball. Another popular way of using cocaine is by smoking it, after it has been crystalized, which is also known as freebase cocaine, has been processed to make a rock crystal, also called freebase cocaine. The crystal is heated to vaporized cocaine and inhaled into the lungs. The crystalized version of cocaine is also called crack, referring to the crackling sound it makes when heated. Some also smoke like a cigarette by sprinkling crack on tobacco or pot. Here are some of the most common signs of cocaine addiction:
- Signs of extreme happiness, elation or boost of energy
- Hypersensitivity to sound, touch and light
- Mental alertness
- Irritability or easily annoyed
- Paranoid or extreme and unreasonable distrust of other people
- Dilated pupils and constricted veins
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Restless, muscle twitches and tremors
- Increased body temperature and blood pressure
- Dizziness or nausea
Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine overdose is irreversible and often leads to a stroke, seizure or heart attack. There is no medicine available that will reverse a cocaine overdose. Management of cocaine addiction involves supportive rehab care. By contacting Stonegate Center‘s helpline at (817) 993-9733, you will have an access to a team of addiction treatment professionals who cares and understands the concerns of individuals struggling with cocaine addiction. They will provide you with information regarding our addiction treatment program to help you get starting with overcoming addiction. Below are some topics covered during a call:
- Background or history of cocaine addiction
- Signs and symptoms being experienced
- Advice on how to talk to a loved one who is addicted to cocaine
- Drug addiction treatment available
- Available resources on drug addiction
Call for Help
It’s better to seek early intervention than wait until it’s too late. Cocaine addiction and other substance abuse ruins lives, relationships, families and careers. It causes serious health problems and overdose can be fatal. Help is only a call away, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. It’s better to address the problem early on before it spirals out of control. Our addiction treatment helpline can help evaluate appropriate treatment options for cocaine addiction. We urge you to visit our contact page or call our 24-hour helpline at (817) 993-9733 as your first step towards sobriety.
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Stonegate Center is structured as a 90-day residential treatment program. We recognize that not all prospective clients can to commit to that length of stay. We require a 45-day minimum commitment with options to extend care based off medical necessity.
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