Cocaine is a stimulant, a substance that increases the rate of the body’s normal functioning. Crack refers to the more concentrated form of cocaine (freebase) that is generally found in crystals, or “rocks,” and smoked. Crack has a higher potential for addiction than other forms of cocaine; however, all forms of this drug are highly addictive and extremely dangerous. Individuals use cocaine because it provides a carefree, euphoric, and relaxed feeling.
Despite these good feelings, cocaine and crack have harmful negative effects in both the short and long term. Popular slang terms for cocaine are coke, crack, blow, big C, California cornflakes, snow, and yay.
Symptoms and Side Effects of Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine use can cause increased heart and respiratory rates, elevated blood pressure, dilated pupils, perspiration, dizziness, blurred vision, talkativeness, restlessness, excessive activity, increased alertness, anxiety, increased body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, severe mood swings, and decreased appetite.
Long-term health risks of cocaine abuse include heart attack, heart disease, excessive weight loss, erosion of the nasal septum, respiratory failure, risky behavior leading to the contraction of HIV/AIDS, stroke, seizure, and death.
Cocaine addiction can also lead to the inability to fulfill financial obligations, loss of employment, destruction of personal relationships, and divorce. Why continue to destroy your life? There is a way out of the mess.
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Cocaine rehab or cocaine addiction treatment at Stepping Stone begins with a medical drug detox followed by addiction rehab to help you learn to live life without using cocaine. We provide 24/7 medical care throughout your entire stay with us.
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