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Cocaine Addiction and Private Coke Treatment

Although not as popular as marijuana, coke is still a widely used drug.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, statistics from 2009 revealed that of Americans age 12 and older, 4.8 million had abused cocaine. One million Americans had abused crack cocaine in the previous year. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s Monitoring the Future Study, nearly 3 percent of high school seniors had abused cocaine.  That same survey also revealed that 1.4 percent of high school seniors had abused crack in the previous year.

Cocaine is the drug of choice for many users because of the intense feelings of pleasure they get from using the drug. After injecting, ingesting or smoking the drug, the high comes on almost immediately. When the drug is snorted, it may take five to 10 minutes for the person to get high. The high lasts about five to 20 minutes, after which the user starts to get irritated and depressed. In order to feel better, they use the drug again and again. Cocaine use can turn into a vicious cycle very quickly.

Physical Effects of Cocaine Use

When someone is on coke, their body takes a beating. According to WebMD, most drug-related emergency room visits are because of cocaine abuse. This is because of the various negative effects cocaine has on the body.

It has a profound effect on the heart. It can cause high blood pressure and heart palpitations. It can even cause a heart attack in young people with no prior history of heart problems.

Cocaine use can also affect the brain. It can cause strokes, seizures and violence. Cocaine is also known to produce psychiatric disorders.

Cocaine can also cause lung and breathing problems. Those who snort cocaine may always have a runny or stuffy nose, to the point where damage can be caused to the nose and sinuses. Smoking the drug can cause permanent lung damage.

If your loved one stops using coke for a period of time – sometimes just days or even hours – they may enter withdrawal. Withdrawal can occur when the person’s body has become dependent on the drug. When the person stops using the drug, the body does not get the drug that it is craving. The person’s body then experiences physical symptoms such as chills, aches and pains.

According to WebMD, the cocaine user can also experience many psychological symptoms, including:

  • Intense cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lack of pleasure

Signs of Mental Illness in Coke Users

Coke is known to produce psychiatric symptoms and disorders, including the following:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Suicidal thoughts

Entering Treatment Facilities

Coke is an illegal and highly dangerous drug that can put your loved one’s life at risk. Coke affects many organs of the body and can even cause sudden death. Schedule an intervention with your loved one and have them check into treatment before it is too late. We can help your loved one get the right kind of help. There are many treatment facilities throughout the country that focus on coke treatment, and we can find one in your area.

Call us today and let us give you a free assessment. Together we can help your loved one get back on track and live a life free of drugs.