Cocaine is a hard drug obtained from coca leaves growing in the South American coca bush which are crushed into powder form and usually snorted. Cocaine enhances the mood and gives a deep sense of well-being. The user is confident, alert, hyper, energetic, joyful and cheerful. Cocaine addiction leads to physical and (especially) psychological dependence.
Effects of cocaine addiction:
Hunger and fatigue disappear and stamina will increase. Pain is less you feel happier and happier. These effects occur when the cocaine addict occasionally uses in light doses. If cocaine use is frequent, the addict often becomes restless and irritable. They live in a dream world with superficial contact with others. In this dream world addicts have many intimate feelings but they aren’t real.
Habitual cocaine is arranged into a “line” and then snorted through a tube,working after a few minutes and it can remain active for about half an hour. Another way to use cocaine, is to dissolve it in water and inject it through a syringe into the veins. This works faster and is a more intense feeling than sniffing but the effect only lasts for about 10 minutes.
A third method of use is smoking. The untreated cocaine smoke has little effect because the majority is burnt before it hits the lungs, however many addicts use cocaine in this form.
If you think you might have a cocaine addiction, call us for an assessment.
Houghton House cocaine recovery centre is based in Johannesburg. The treatment services that form the group specialise in general substance addiction problems and have been helping people to stop their addiction problems for the past 15 years.
The very high recovery statistics and treatment facilities at Houghton House have brought patients to this centre from around the world.