Is Cocaine Addictive?

What Is Cocaine? It is a highly addictive drug which is a strong stimulant and recreational drug by nature. It is a purified form of a chemical called cocaine hydrochloride. Earlier, in the 1900s, cocaine was used as medical anaesthetics for major injuries and operations. Later, it was banned or used rarely due to its […]

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer&...

What is Alzheimer’s disease? It is a progressive mental health disorder which occurs mainly during the middle or old ages. Alzheimer’s disease is caused due to the death of brain cells which may damage the memory of a person permanently. So, how to identify if someone suffering from Alzheimer’s diseases? There are some specific warning […]

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How is Cocaine Addiction Treat...

Cocaine is a potent drug and can be very addictive. It has destroyed many lives and taken the lives of many before their time. Even a single use can result in overdose and death and long-term use can cause serious health consequences. Cocaine addiction treatment can help those suffering from addiction to reclaim their lives. […]

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Dementia Treatment

It is somewhat disappointing that more information regarding Dementia is not in the mainstream media. While millions of families suffer in silence, the numbers continue to increase as more people continue to be diagnosed with this insidious disease. According to the research studies, In India, only 1 out of 10 people with Dementia receive a […]

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AMPHETAMINE ADDICTION

What Is Amphetamine? Amphetamine is a form of synthetic stimulant type drug. It can provide a feeling of high competence to the individual’s central nervous system. In this period of time, the body might feel increased concentration and energy. Earlier, amphetamine was used to treat the mental health conditions. It can treat the conditions such […]

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Say No to Cocaine in all forms. Reach out for help and abstain

Say No to cocaineWe live in a world where taking cocaine is trendier than fashion. Its availability and use is not limited to a certain class of the society or an age group. The ‘Happening’ drug is easily available at the hidden corner of the street nearby. Whether it is to boost self-esteem or just succumbing to peer-pressure, more and more people are getting trapped into cocaine addiction each year. This is what makes it one of the most dangerously addictive and widely abused drugs in the world.

Cocaine can be consumed in a variety of ways, like Snorting, Injection and Smoking. Each form of consumption induces a short-lived good feeling, that is followed by intense feelings of depression, anxiety, and craving for more drugs. The after-crash is severe and leads to intake of repeated doses to delay the horrible feeling. Some also try to lessen its severity by using other drugs. While the duration of the lasting effect varies, each method causes physical as well as psychological problems.

 

Once cocaine addiction takes over it has far-reaching effect on one’s health, judgement, behaviour and social life. The physical problems range from heart failures, heart attacks, seizures, strokes, severe lungs damage, impotency, respiratory problems, risk of overdose and potential miscarriage or child abnormalities for women. Whereas the psychological impact includes hallucinations, paranoia, anger, anxiety and reckless or violent behaviour. This in-turn causes problems in family, social and work life.

 

Cocaine is both physically and mentally addictive, which also builds up a body resistance to its effects, making it more difficult for a person to abstain. Hence it is important to prevent an addiction itself and urge   people to say no to cocaine in first place.

 

If you are already hooked to cocaine or know someone struggling with the addiction, reach out and seek immediate professional help, as it is difficult to manage the recovery alone due to the risk of relapse. The bigger challenge however, lies in overcoming stigma around drug addiction, as it is often either viewed as a character weakness or commonly associated with certain type or race of people. This stigma often prevents a suffering addict from coming forth to seek help.

 

Both the residential as well as outpatient rehabilitation centres offer comprehensive treatment plans for cocaine addiction, including the pharmacological therapy along with the behavioural therapy to address the social triggers that can help abstain and stay sober. A sound support system from family, friends and other local groups along with a comprehensive treatment can help an addict stay committed to the arduous journey on the road to recovery.

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