Recovering From Social Cocaine Use During the Holiday Season

canstockphoto3637031The holiday season is not just notorious for big parties, rich food, eggnog and many alcoholic drinks.

If you indulged in social cocaine use during the festive times of Christmas and New Year, your body is still trying hard to recover and you can still feel ill effects weeks or months later.

The immediate damage from that social cocaine use can become a long-term problem.

There are things you can do to get rid of your cocaine hangover and stay clean.

Social Cocaine: A Look at the Profile

Many of us have a social habit Рan occasional smoke, a joint once in a while, or a social drink. We think it helps us relax and  unwind without any lasting health problems. The social cocaine user thinks the same way. Except cocaine is much more problematic, both in the short term and the long.

The idea behind social cocaine use may be just to have a good time. But cocaine is illegal for good reason. Its power over the brain and body is powerful, both during use and afterward. If a social user continues taking cocaine after experiencing negative effects, that person has crossed the line into cocaine abuse.

The social user may just look like he/she is having a good time, but often the cocaine use started before the event and continues well after.

Social Cocaine Use Can Cause Immediate Damage

One dose of cocaine spikes your heart rate, temperature and blood pressure. You will be overly energetic, talkative, hyperactive and unable to calm down or sleep. The severe stress it places on the body and mind has been known to cause anxiety, panic, paranoia, violence, muscle twitching, tremors, seizures, heart attack, even a stroke.

In social use, you have no idea how large the dose is nor how potent.

Dealing With A Cocaine “Hangover”

Coming down from one hit of cocaine can feel similar to the ‘flu: aches, pains, severe lethargy, headache, runny nose, dizziness, etc. Cocaine made your body’s systems overwork and overheat and you need to recover. Do this for the next few weeks.

  • Drink plenty of plain water, every day.
  • Rest well.
  • Eat proper nutrition. No junk food.
  • Do not use cocaine at all. It is not a “pick me up”.
  • Do not over-indulge in caffeine, smoking or poor diet.
  • If you have any craving or just desire to use cocaine again, seek help immediately.

Dealing with Cravings and Your Attitude to Cocaine

Cravings are not exclusive to addicts. Social cocaine users can experience them unexpectedly and randomly weeks after last using the drug. The craving may be intense, but giving in to it is the worst thing to do.

You must train yourself – or have an expert help – to understand that cocaine is not good, not magical, not a party enhancer, but a real threat to you. The worst thing to do is to deny its dangers or addictive powers and assume you can handle it. This is the first path to further abuse and addiction.

It is possible that stopping your social cocaine use may need help. Use it. Professional and caring people are but a phone call away.

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