Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction

Often referred to as the ‘rich man’s drug,’ cocaine is expensive. Once in the grip of cocaine addiction, your health and your finances begin to quickly slip away. This is a drug that is associated with businessmen, housewives and movie stars but like all drugs, it does not discriminate. One thing it does to all its users is bring them to their knees – no matter societal status or wealth.

What are the signs of cocaine abuse?

Cocaine usually snorted but it can be dissolved in water and injected. The former is the most common way of ingesting the substance.

Common physical signs of cocaine abuse include:

  • Nose bleeds
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chronically running nose
  • Hoarseness

Cocaine addiction produces severe personality shifts in the user. These behavioral signs often develop once frequency of usage increases.

Behavioral signs of cocaine abuse include:

  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia

With the abuse of any mind altering substance, health problems come into play. Cocaine abuse leads to serious health issues and in some cases – death.

Health problems resulting from cocaine abuse include:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Heart attack
  • Respiratory failure
  • Digestive problems
  • Death

Cocaine addiction is a serious and life threatening disease, one that is difficult to address. Houghton House is a leading rehabilitation centre, helping those in the grips of addiction find a new way to live. Contact us for more information. Your life is worth recovery.