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Cocaine Addiction FAQ

What is Cocaine Addiction?

Addiction to cocaine is a medically researched and proven phenomenon that grips both animals and humans alike powerfully, so much so that animals in studies will choose cocaine over food and water. Humans are no different. Cocaine addiction can have you choosing the drug and the high over your family, friends, work, hobbies, everything important to you and those around you.

The changes that the drug creates in your brain’s chemistry making it harder and harder to quit over time. Further chemical changes mean that you will experience severe emotional changes, physical issues and the longer you indulge in the drug, the longer it will take for your body to right itself again.

What are the Effects of Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine addiction not only affects your brain chemistry, your moods and emotions, your ability to maintain at work and keep up with your responsibilities to your family, drains your bank account and gets you into legal trouble, it also hurts everyone around you. Your family lose a mother or sister or aunt or cousin or grandmother. Your friends lose someone they can depend on. Your community loses all that you have to offer. The effects of cocaine addiction are practically boundless.

What are the Treatments for Cocaine Addiction?

There is no cure for drug addiction of any kind, but cocaine rehab is the best way to treat cocaine addiction. A cocaine detox begins the process if you are experiencing physical withdrawal when you first stop taking the drug. This is followed up with a treatment plan that is customized for each individual and includes everything from support groups to personal therapy sessions to alternative therapies and some good old fashioned down time and healthy food.

How Can I Tell if I’m Addicted to Cocaine?

Do you find yourself using cocaine all day, every day? Do you make decisions about which events to attend or not, friends you will hang out with, based upon your ability to do so while high? Do you choose to buy drugs over items of far greater importance like your rent, your child’s college fund, bills? Do you continue to get high knowing that the consequences will only cause more problems? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, you are addicted to cocaine and need cocaine rehab.

How Can I Tell if Someone Else is Addicted to Cocaine?

If you are concerned that someone you love is addicted to cocaine, compare her current state to what you’ve known of her in the past and note the differences. Does she always seem to be out of money, fluctuate between a highly chatty, happy state and a moody, irritable state with little time in between, tend to miss appointments, stay awake for long periods followed by ‘crashing’ for just as long? Have you found paraphernalia associated with cocaine use—small tubes or vials for snorting the drug, small clear glassine bags with white residue? If so, she may be addicted to cocaine.

Cocaine Rehab at Orchid Recovery Center

At Orchid Recovery Center, we provide a cocaine rehab for women who are suffering from cocaine addiction. If you would like more information about our program or how we can help you or a woman you love, contact us at Orchid Recovery Center for more information.

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