Among substance addictions, cocaine is a unique animal. Cocaine creates a very short, but intense high that usually lasts 5 to 30 minutes. When abused, cocaine can change the chemical makeup of the brain and alter the central nervous system. Because the sensation is so intense but short-lived, people suffering from addiction will often use it consciously even while feeling the effects to extend the sensation.
Treating cocaine abuse requires in-depth rehabilitation and a treatment plan tailored to the individual. Contact The Carter Treatment Centers in Peachtree City and Cumming, GA today if you for a free consultation where you can learn more about our facilities and how we can help.
Identifying Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine addiction can develop very quickly. The short experience leads many to binge the substance to continue their high for as long as possible. The body, in turn, begins making the physical and psychological changes that create an addiction at a faster rate. In other cases, an abuser will take large doses of cocaine at once to feel a more powerful effect, which can similarly affect the body.
Symptoms of cocaine abuse include:
- Weight loss
- Violent outbursts
- Hallucinations (typically seen in long-time abusers)
- Mood swings
- Burn marks on the hands or lips
- Light sensitivity
- Risk-taking behavior
- Increased sex drive
- Development of a heart condition, such as high blood pressure or arrhythmias
Because of the way cocaine affects the mind, it can be extremely hard to realize you are becoming addicted. If you even suspect you are starting to develop an addiction, you should consult with a doctor immediately. Your doctor is bound by confidentiality and cannot disclose your drug use to anyone without your permission.
Treating Cocaine Addiction
As a holistic addiction rehab center, we offer our patients a distinct advantage with their recovery. We target treatment on the mental, physical, and emotional effects of drug use. Cocaine has a measurable long-term effect on the mind and body. Through therapy, counseling, stress relief, and other treatments, it is possible to set you on the path to recovery and achieve long-lasting sobriety without fear of relapse.
We provide cocaine addiction treatment for the communities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Gainesville, Milton, Canton, Dawsonville, Peachtree City, and Cumming, GA. Contact us today or call (678) 737-4430 to learn more.
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