Posted by Perry Clayman
Cocaine addiction – how does it happen?
Cocaine is a stimulant substance that improves focus and energy by flooding the brain with dopamine. Even a small dose of cocaine has a temporary stimulating effect on the body. It makes the person using it feel euphoric, energetic, talkative, and mentally alert.
Other effects of using cocaine include:
Users take cocaine in a variety of ways. Cocaine can be:
• Inhaled through the nostrils (snorted).
• Taken orally (by swallowing or rubbing it on the gums).
• Smoked, when the drug is in a crystallized ‘crack’ or freebase form.
• Dissolved in water and injected into a vein.
It sounds like fun, doesn’t it? It is NOT, actually, and you will find out why.
The immediate physical effects of cocaine last around 15 to 30 minutes, but people who abuse this drug do so in binges. They take several doses of the drug within a short time to stay high. Also, they increase their dose, as their body gets used to the drug and needs more and more to get to the same level of induced happiness.
How can cocaine affect your physical health?
People who use cocaine may also have more side effects and health problems, from minor to severe, such as:
• Constant headaches
• Convulsions and seizures
• Heart disease, heart attack, and stroke
• Mood problems
• Sexual trouble
• Lung damage
• HIV or hepatitis if you inject it
• Bowel decay if you swallow it
• Loss of smell, nosebleeds, runny nose, and trouble swallowing
Cocaine addiction treatment
Many people believe that cocaine addiction is more difficult to overcome than addiction to other substances, although this is not always the case. People who struggled with cocaine addiction and approached us have successfully changed their lives for good.
Since cocaine is a highly addictive drug, you can experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop or reduce cocaine use. Symptoms of withdrawal include craving cocaine, agitation, hunger, difficulty sleeping, and exhaustion. People often feel anxious and are irritable. Other symptoms can include feeling depressed which worsens the craving.
With proper professional care, you can regain control over your life, end your cocaine addiction, and resume your pursuit of a happier and healthier life. With our support, you can begin your recovery from cocaine addiction in the safest way possible.
Our highly supportive cocaine rehab centres provide you with the ideal setting where to receive personalised drug addiction treatment, address your challenges and take steps towards achieving a full and sustainable recovery.
We can guarantee it’s not an easy way, but, as it happens in the drug and alcohol abuse centres, our medical professionals follow a specific set of guidelines to diagnose addiction to the drug. Be open and honest about your substance use. Patient confidentiality laws prevent our medical staff from sharing this information with any other person outside the centre.
Cocaine rehab centre in the UK? Perry Clayman Project!
We operate one of the leading drug rehab centres and have been treating people for over 15 years.
We treat our clients with respect and dignity and pride ourselves on creating a safe, comfortable environment for you to receive your treatment. We also aim to support the family members and close friends of our clients. It is critical because it is these people that will have to live with our clients after treatment. That’s why, at PCP, family members are able to meet others who have been through the same experiences and learn how to support the client after treatment.
When you walk into one of our treatment centres and meet our team, you will immediately feel a sense of warmth, hope, positivity and a caring family atmosphere.
Are you looking for a treatment for cocaine addiction?
When our loved ones are addicted to cocaine, they may not realize there is a problem or that therapy is required, and they may refuse to seek help on their own. Families may need to persuade their loved ones that assistance is needed to turn things around. Family members and loved ones can help to facilitate this realization.
Accepting that you have a problem is the first and most important step toward healing. You must be aware of the impact cocaine has on your physical and mental health, as well as the influence it has on your relationships, academic advancement or employment, income, and your capacity to live a productive and fulfilling life.
That is why, if you feel you or your dear ones have an addiction problem, you can approach us at any moment and we’ll take it from there.