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It’s an unfortunate and tragic reality that cocaine abuse and addiction go hand in hand with partying and social interaction for younger and middle-aged adults, and not just here in the United States. While the country is justifiably preoccupied with the escalating opioid epidemic, cocaine remains the second-most trafficked drug in the world, and a dominant addiction threat within our borders. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that around 1.5 million Americans report engaging in past-month cocaine abuse and that adults aged 18 to 25 years have a higher rate of current cocaine use than any other age group, with 1.4 percent of young adults reporting past-month cocaine use.
Many people believe they can casually nurse a cocaine habit and keep it separate from the rest of their lives. Some even contend that it helps them in their professional lives and enhances their social interactions. The reality is this drug very quickly catches up with you and demands more and more of your mind and body until it kills. Stop gambling with cocaine addiction and get the treatment you need today.
Those who view their cocaine abuse as a casual pastime are acutely unaware of the physical and neurobiological toll this drug takes immediately after use. Long-term effects of prolonged cocaine abuse include, but are not limited to hypertension, permanent damage to blood vessels of heart or brain, heart attack, stroke, sexual dysfunction, permanent organ damage, severe depression, tolerance, addiction and more. If you or a loved one is experiencing these or any other symptoms related to cocaine abuse, it’s imperative that you seek treatment immediately to mitigate the prospect of any further long-term damage. The chance of a heart attack is dramatically increased after the first few minutes after taking the drug.
As cocaine abuse transforms into full-blown addiction, users find themselves experiencing a variety of physical and behavioral symptoms. These include but are not limited to:
The longer cocaine abuse persists without treatment, the worse the withdrawal period will be. It’s common for cocaine users to feel as though they can detox on their own; however, their withdrawal symptoms wind up proving to be unbearable and they engage in a long and painful cycle of relapse.