Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. Even occasional experimentation can quickly lead to a dangerous addiction. Cocaine addiction is not only dangerous to your physical health, but it also can damage relationships, careers, finances, and overall well-being. It is imperative to seek help at the first signs of an addiction. Some of these signs may not be as obvious as you think.
Physical Signs of Cocaine Use
Cocaine is a stimulant, so using it produces recognizable physical changes in a person. To spot addiction, you first must be able to spot the signs of use. Users of cocaine usually exhibit these physical signs:
- Dilated pupils
- Awake for long periods
- Rarely hungry
- Runny nose or frequent sniffling
Symptoms of a Cocaine Addiction
Someone who is addicted to cocaine will exhibit the above signs of a user and they may also exhibit these symptoms as well:
- High blood pressure
- Trouble sleeping
When It is Time to Seek Help
Many cocaine abusers can discontinue use on their own. However, abuse and addiction are two different things. Cocaine addiction will require medical and professional intervention. Once a cocaine-addicted person stops using the drug, they will begin to exhibit withdrawal symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Having the assistance and resources of a professional drug rehabilitation center is key for this stage of beating the addiction.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a cocaine addiction, we can help. At Atlantic Recovery Center, we offer customized drug rehab programs including 12-Step programs, disorder treatment, intensive outpatient rehab, aftercare programs, and group and individual counseling. Contact us today for more information and how to start your road to recovery.