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Cocaine Addiction

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Victory Recovery Partners

Addiction Recovery located in Hempstead, Farmingville, Shirley, and Massapequa, NY

Cocaine is a drug that produces intense physical and psychological stimulation. At Victory Recovery Partners in Hepstead, Farmingville, Shirley, and Massapequa, New York, the addiction recovery experts work with people of all ages to treat cocaine addiction using a personalized, science-based approach. To make an appointment, call the nearest office or use the online booking feature today.

Cocaine Addiction Q & A

What is cocaine addiction?

Cocaine is a stimulant, meaning it increases alertness and energy. It affects the neuropathways in your brain, leading you to feel talkative, energetic, and euphoric. Addiction to cocaine can develop quickly, even after trying it only a few times.

Cocaine addiction can be physical, meaning your body craves the drug. It can also be mental, meaning you strongly desire the drug’s effects.

Cocaine addiction is a behavioral disorder where you are dependent on cocaine. Cocaine is one of the most addictive party drugs. It can be snorted, smoked, or injected and makes users feel upbeat, energetic, and euphoric. 

If you use cocaine, you’re at risk of various health problems, including hepatitis C, mental illness, and premature death. Fortunately, with early intervention and treatment, it’s possible to minimize cravings, reduce the symptoms of withdrawal, and help you live a clean and sober life.

What are the symptoms of cocaine addiction?

Symptoms of cocaine addiction include:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Runny nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Track marks
  • Burned lips or fingers
  • Overconfidence
  • Poor judgment
  • Aggressiveness
  • Delusions
  • Paranoia

As your addiction gets worse, you might also experience more intense cravings or the need for higher doses.

When should I seek professional help for cocaine addiction?

If you regularly use cocaine and it’s interfering with your job, personal life, or relationships, don’t wait to make an appointment at Victory Recovery Partners. 

Admitting there’s a problem is the first step on your journey to recovery. Victory Recovery Partners can develop a custom treatment plan that helps you achieve your goals of recovery.

How is cocaine addiction treated?

To diagnose a cocaine addiction, your Victory Recovery Partners provider reviews your medical history and asks about your use, including how often you use and how you use it. 

Your provider also conducts a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. They ask about your mood, outlook, and relationships, as well as your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. If necessary, they might also have you fill out a questionnaire. 

How is cocaine addiction treated?

Victory Recovery Partners uses evidence-based medicine to help people with cocaine addiction achieve lasting recovery without having to stay in a hospital or a rehabilitation facility. 

Depending on your age, medical history, and the severity of your addiction, they might recommend:

You might also benefit from healthy lifestyle changes like exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and replacing substance use with more constructive activities or hobbies.

To receive treatment for cocaine addiction, make an appointment at Victory Recovery Partners by calling the nearest office or using the online booking feature today.