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Overcoming Cocaine Addiction with Grand Falls Recovery Center

Cocaine addiction can make you feel trapped and powerless, but Grand Falls Recovery Center is here to help. Our team is dedicated to providing the support and resources you need to break the cycle and achieve long-lasting change. We understand that each person’s addiction is unique, which is why our team of addiction specialists works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the underlying causes of your addiction. Our comprehensive approach includes evidence-based treatments such as group therapy, counseling, medication-assisted treatment, and holistic therapies.

Introduction To Cocaine Addiction

Understanding the Evolution and Dangers of Cocaine Use

Cocaine Addiction: A Historical Overview

Cocaine, a stimulant derived from the coca plant found in South America, has been used for medical purposes since the 15th century, particularly as a surgical anesthetic. Despite its legality for medical use, cocaine is hardly used today due to its high potential for addiction.

Understanding Cocaine Use and Its Dangers

Illegally obtained cocaine is often mixed with other white powders, such as cornstarch and talcum powder, to increase the seller’s profits. Mixing cocaine with opioids like fentanyl can be fatal to users who are unaware of the content.

How Cocaine Affects the Brain

Like other addictive substances, cocaine increases the brain’s natural levels of dopamine, which is linked to the reward system. The feeling of euphoria resulting from increased dopamine levels is why cocaine is so addictive. However, repeated use of cocaine may not be as pleasurable as the first experience. Long-term cocaine use leads to brain adaptation, which may cause an individual to crave more of the drug to achieve the desired effect, also known as tolerance.

Statistics on Cocaine Use

According to a 2020 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1.9% of individuals aged 12 and above reported using cocaine in the past year, of which 0.5% had cocaine use disorder. Research shows that cocaine is also used by preteens and teenagers. In 2021, a study found that 1.2% of high school seniors and 0.2% of 8th graders used cocaine in the past year.

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Identifying the Warning Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Recognizing the Red Flags of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is often used recreationally in social settings by those who are not addicted; however, prolonged use can lead to addiction. If you suspect someone you know may be using cocaine, here are some warning signs and symptoms to be aware of:

  • Increased pupil size
  • Loss of appetite
  • High blood pressure
  • Unusually high energy levels
  • Heightened alertness and sensitivity to sensory stimuliRapid heart rate
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia
  • Muscle spasms or twitches
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Understanding Cocaine Withdrawal and Its Symptoms

Suddenly stopping or reducing cocaine use can cause withdrawal symptoms in a person. These symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Strong cravings to use it again
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Agitation
  • Loss of pleasure
  • Vivid dreams
  • Paranoia

Unlike other drugs, cocaine withdrawal usually doesn’t result in physical symptoms such as vomiting. As a result, it’s typically not a medical emergency. However, some individuals may still experience severe symptoms that require medical attention.

It’s important to note that if a person uses cocaine mixed with opioids, they may experience physical symptoms during withdrawal. If these symptoms become severe, such as vomiting and sweating, dehydration can occur, leading to a health crisis that requires medical attention.

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Cocaine’s Effects on Behavior and the Body

Cocaine’s Impact on Physical and Behavioral Traits

Cocaine addiction can dramatically alter both physical and behavioral traits. Those who rely on cocaine to start their day are more likely to experience these changes. Chronic cocaine use is associated with a range of negative health effects as it is a stimulant that disrupts sleep, leading to psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions.
The various means of cocaine use can result in distinct long-term health effects. For instance, those who snort cocaine may encounter nosebleeds, loss of smell, and difficulty swallowing. Individuals who smoke cocaine may experience respiratory problems, oral health issues, and even asthma. Intravenous users are at a greater risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis B, and C due to the use of unsterilized equipment. This mode of use can also cause scarring and vein collapse at injection sites.
Like with other addictions, cocaine abuse can lead to behavioral changes. Users may face difficulties at work or school and have strained relationships with loved ones and friends. They may partake in risk-taking behaviors and even face legal consequences. People addicted to cocaine may also stop engaging in activities they used to enjoy and may carry drug paraphernalia such as pipes or straws.

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Addiction, like many diseases, will not go away without proper treatment. Contacting our drug and alcohol rehab in Missouri is the first step in combating addiction and creating a sober life.

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A Guide to Understanding and Preventing Cocaine Overdoses

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Cocaine overdose is a severe health hazard that can occur at any point, regardless of whether it’s someone’s first or hundredth time using the drug. Combining cocaine with other substances, particularly opioids, such as heroin, can increase the risk of overdose.

Symptoms associated with cocaine overdose include:

  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased heart rate
  • Chest pains
  • Tremors
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia

Cocaine overdose can be lethal, so it’s crucial to treat it as a medical emergency. Because cocaine is frequently mixed with fentanyl and other opioids, administering Narcan during an overdose can be helpful. It’s difficult for users to know for sure what substances they have consumed, so even if they don’t believe they have taken an opioid, a blood test is the only way to be certain.
Narcan is a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, such as fentanyl, and can save lives. However, it will not reverse an overdose that is not caused by an opioid. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 19,447 fatal overdoses in 2020 involved cocaine.

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The first step of recovery is acknowledging you need help. If you, or or a loved one, are seeking addiction recovery, we are here for you. From our professional staff to our world class service treatments, Grand Falls Center for Recovery is here with you every step of the way.​

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Personalized Addiction Treatment at Grand Falls Recovery Center

At the Grand Falls Recovery Center, we are dedicated to helping those who struggle with addiction. We believe in providing addiction treatment that is tailored to your individual needs. Our process begins with an assessment to determine which level of care is best for you. Our judgment-free environment offers empathy and support to all those affected by addiction. Our goal is to improve the community’s well-being and reduce addiction rates.

Don’t wait any longer, hope and help are just a phone call away. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can assist you on your path to recovery. We are available 24/7 and look forward to hearing from you.

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