Rehab Releases New Blog on Cocaine Addiction Signs

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Prescott, AZ - In a recent blog post, Wolf Creek Recovery discusses the most common signs and symptoms of a cocaine use disorder. Many signs can indicate this. These can be short-term or long-term and impact many parts of someone’s life, such as behavioral, physical, and mental. For example, they may lie, experience bursts of energy or weight loss, and have symptoms of depression or anxiety.

“Cocaine is a stimulant drug that produces euphoric effects when taken. However, its effects are short-lived, usually lasting around 15-30 minutes, depending on how the drug was ingested. Smoking or injecting cocaine causes almost instantaneous effects, while snorting cocaine or rubbing it on the gums usually kicks in around 5-10 minutes,” the blog post states.

Some long-term side effects of a cocaine use disorder may include high blood pressure, respiratory damage, cardiovascular damage, or a heart attack. These side effects often come after several years of consuming cocaine. Typically, cocaine makes people feel awake, confident, and euphoric, and the symptoms they feel are usually short-term, leading to a need to consume more.

People with a cocaine use disorder will often have physical signs. Not everyone will experience the same symptoms, as everyone reacts differently. For example, some people may experience nosebleeds, dilated pupils, and tremors. In contrast, others have sudden weight loss, burn marks on hands and lips, and headaches. Other physical signs may include trouble swallowing, malnourishment, increased body temperature, and needle marks. What physical signs someone exhibits depends on how they partake in the substance and their body’s interactions with it.

They might also experience different combinations of behavioral signs. For example, some people will show less interest in hobbies they once enjoyed or might eat and sleep less than usual. Other behavioral signs someone might have a cocaine use disorder include frequent disappearances, nervousness, concerns with impulse control, and aggression or violence. Not everyone will experience behavioral crises, but they are a common sign for many loved ones to notice.

Additionally, cocaine can bring social changes to a person’s life. For example, people might experience relationship conflicts more often or begin spending time with a different friend group. Some people may start to have a disinterest in spending time with their family, and they may only attend social events where cocaine is present. In some cases, they may begin to abuse or neglect those they love. As with all types of signs, not everyone will have all symptoms.

“Deciding to start substance use treatment is the first step to recovery. Many people who use cocaine also use other substances, so it’s best to choose an integrated recovery program. This type of care is comprehensive and addresses all substance use and mental health disorders under one roof. Since there are no FDA-approved medications for treating cocaine use disorder, addiction treatment specialists rely on behavioral interventions, relapse prevention education, aftercare, and support groups. People generally respond well to these treatments and can remove cocaine from their lives with hard work,” the blog post continues.

Wolf Creek Recovery’s holistic values incorporate honesty, integrity, respect, compassion, commitment, and courage. Wolf Creek Recovery employs many staff members on the recovery journey themselves. In addition, they offer adventure and outdoor therapy and meet their clients where they are in their recovery journeys.

To learn more, visit their website or call them at 1-833-732-8202. Wolf Creek Recovery encourages people to build a life they love.

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