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 addictive nature.
It reaches fast to the central nervous system when it is snorted/injected /smoked by an individual. As a result, it releases a high level of dopamine in the brain (Dopamine- The chemical that makes an individual feel motivated-reward-satisfied). At that mean period of time- the individual might feel a high energy, increased confidence, over-talkativeness and extremely excited. Frequent use of cocaine might make an individual feel the intense craving. Later, this craving turns into dependence and eventually makes the individual addicted.
Long and short-term health effects of cocaine abuse-
As per Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) cocaine has some critical effects and behavioural changes in the body that includes:
Frequent practice of drug builds a high tolerance in an individual’s body. As a result, the individual develops resilience and withstands to the drug dosage level which gave him pleasure earlier. Further, this loop goes on in a repeat mode.
When the individual tries to cut down or halt cocaine consumption, he/she experiences withdrawal symptoms such as aggression, depression, restlessness, sleep issues and many more.
Due to the desire to consume the drug, the individual tends to lose the control over their life. Eventually, they might fail to fulfil their roles and responsibilities both personally and professionally.
The person might always be preoccupied with the thoughts of the substance. In some cases, they spend more time even a full day thinking about it or trying to achieve/ abuse it.
There will be a drastic change in the person/ behaviour in terms of both socially and occupationally. Furthermore, major changes might be occurring in their appetite and daily activities.
These cues help to identify if your loved one is consuming cocaine.
Cocaine highness might leave the body very quickly, which is the reason it has been taken in a binge pattern. Binge activity makes the individual take the dosage back to back. Eventually, the individual might end-up with dependence and latter addiction. Before it takes a toll on the body, start the treatment procedures as soon as possible. Remember prevention is better than the cure. Reach out to Cadabam’s the best cocaine addiction treatment center in Bangalore, India. Make an appointment, we are just a call ahead, call us @ +91 96111 94949.