Cocaine addiction is a real problem for many people. While cocaine may not be physically addictive, it can be very mentally addictive. This means people may turn to cocaine to avoid negative feelings, escape reality or simply because they do not know any other way of having fun.
Cocaine addiction can be a very dangerous thing for two reasons. First of all, cocaine alters the body’s heart rate and temperature which can cause serious physical problems. Cocaine is also cut with other things before it reaches the user. Some of the powders used to cut cocaine can be benign but it can also be cut with other dangerous drugs or even poisonous substances.
The signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction
The symptoms of cocaine addiction are varied, however the most common of these is the come down. People who are addicted to cocaine often experience severe come downs after binging on the drug. This might mean spending an entire day or more in bed. Addicts may also black out while using the drug, experience nose bleeds or have blocked sinuses. They may also wake up in situations they cannot remember or explain and they may have unexplained injuries.
It is important to remember that cocaine addiction is a progressive illness. The longer a person uses, the higher their tolerance for the drug. That means cocaine addicts may have to take large amounts of the drug to achieve the high they desire. This can cause a number of side effects including a runny nose from snorting cocaine and bloodshot eyes from lack of sleep. Cocaine addicts may also have financial trouble because cocaine can be incredibly expensive.
If you are ready to start treatment for cocaine addiction, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.
I think I need cocaine addiction treatment, how can Life Works help me?
Cocaine addiction is a serious problem but the right treatment can help someone break free of their addiction. Life Works has spent more than 10 years helping cocaine addicts and we can offer the tools and support to help anyone get clean.
At Life Works we start cocaine addiction treatment by helping people get over any anxiety they may have when the stop using. We also work with clients to help them reset their sleep patterns to normal. Once that is done, Life Works uses intensive counselling and other therapies to help people understand the cause of their drug addiction. By identifying the root of the problem, our clients can learn how to cope with cravings and deal with their emotions in a healthy and safe way. This ensures that all of our clients leave Life Works clean and with the tools they need to live a life free of cocaine.
How can I start cocaine addiction treatment at Life Works?
Starting cocaine addiction treatment at Life Works is easy. The first step is calling our enquiries team. They will be able to tell you about our services, describe our program and answer any questions you may have. Our enquiries team will either assess you over the phone or make an appointment to do an assessment in person. If you come in to Life Works for your assessment you will be able to tour our facility. If after the assessment we believe Life Works is the right place for you, we will admit you for treatment. Assessments and admissions can even be arranged on the same day if necessary.
Life Works provides first rate support and guidance in the treatment of cocaine addiction. To discuss how we can help you, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.