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bigstock-Beautiful-Woman-Doing-Breath-E-56099051Breaking cocaine addiction can be a big challenge. There is no switch to flick to make it happen; it is a process. And it is a most worthwhile one.

When someone who abuses or binges on cocaine stops using it, that person will go through cocaine withdrawal. Be prepared and be sure there is plenty of support nearby.

Cocaine Withdrawal Happens to More Than Addicts

That’s right, you don’t need to be an addict to suffer cocaine withdrawal. It can happen after read more…

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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 – an occasional smoke, a joint once in a while, or a social drink. We think it helps us relax and read more…

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Depositphotos_5693910_xsSome people who use cocaine are not addicts. They just use it as a “recreational” drug on social occasions and they wonder, “What’s the harm in that?” After all, they’re not addicted.

It is easy to think that trying cocaine once in a while isn’t harmful, kind of like thinking being a casual smoker instead of an addict won’t hurt.

Even occasional use can cause problems for the user’s physical and mental health. Some may not become addicts, but some will. Many addictions have started with something as simple as a little “taste”.

Don’t fall for the ruse that it’s “only dabbling”. Even social cocaine use causes huge danger to a user’s arteries and heart. And that’s just for starters.

Cocaine is the Perfect Heart Attack Drug

News flash: You don’t have to be a cocaine addict for the drug to damage your heart. Even young, fit, social cocaine users have been known to read more…

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119590750thinkstockPeople recognize that crack cocaine is nasty, toxic, incredibly addictive and deadly dangerous.

Yet, many still keep experimenting with it, not truly appreciating how quickly crack can exert power over them and draw them into addiction.

Easy to Start, Hard to Stop

Getting into illegal drugs is always serious; crack, especially so. Some people may say they are just trying it out and can stop easily before it gets serious, read more…

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Gloomy portrait of sad manDon’t let anyone tell you cocaine is not addictive. It is highly addictive. Detoxifying your body is absolutely essential, one way or another, to rid your body of what it views as a toxin. Both your body and your mind must be cleared so you can be ready to do the work that lies ahead.

Doing a cocaine detox at home can be quite successful, especially if you haven’t been dependent on cocaine for too long or feel like you need only a little help instead of a full program.

Understand that, like with smoking, read more…

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Man using crack cocaine

When a person says something really strange, we’ve all heard someone say, “What are you, on crack?” While it’s not a good thing to say, it is born from the fact that crack cocaine can really screw up a user’s brain and thinking.

Crack cocaine is cheap, nasty, highly addictive and deadly. It doesn’t take long to notice the signs that someone has been using it.

Effects and Signs of Crack Cocaine

Straight after taking crack, a person will get really talkative and overly energetic, while heart rate and blood pressure will skyrocket. He or she will have dilated pupils and be unable to sleep. Other effects place huge stress on the central nervous system and internal organs. read more…

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Cocaine AddictionCocaine addiction has a number of negative effects on your local economy, personal health and other social issues. However, the effects are not only felt locally, but internationally as well.

The more people use and abuse cocaine, the more profound the ripple effects are to other countries. A little insight into how this drug is produced and supplied will provide some understanding about how it causes problems for people and the natural environment in many places.

Where Does Cocaine Come From?

Cocaine is derived from a plant called coca which is grown in large quantities in countries like Colombia, Peru and read more…

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cocaine addictionCocaine is one of the most popular illegal substances used in the United States. This drug goes by a number of street names including line, snow white, crack, blanka, flake, paradise white, and pearl. It can be ingested a number of ways including smoking, sniffing and injecting.

Cocaine contains powerful, dangerous and addictive substances that quickly enter the human system to produce a number of effects.  The immediate effect is what causes most people to take the drug without thinking of the consequences that will later be inevitable.

It is Dangerous on So Many Levels

While some may brush off the effects, dangers and addictive nature of cocaine, it simply isn’t worth ruining every aspect of your life. People who get caught in a cycle of abuse can expect damaged relationships, health problems, employment troubles, financial woes, social rejection, brushes with the law, temptation to read more…

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It’s not at all uncommon for young people to experiment with some sort of drug or alcohol; there days, it seems like part of growing up. Fortunately, most of them don’t become dependent. If you suspect that your child has become involved with substances to the point of drug addiction, look for some solid indications before jumping to conclusions.

These could be warning signs that your daughter or son is involved with drugs:

  • drug addictionSudden changes in behaviour, appearance, or attitude towards you and/or other family members.
  • Becoming less helpful at home and more secretive.
  • Grades in school are dropping.
  • Money is missing.
  • A change in friends, or no longer brings friends home.

It’s painful for a parent to see their child become addicted to a destructive substance, but if and when such circumstances arise, there are read more…

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cocaine withdrawalTrying to turn away from the cocaine habit can bring a variety of symptoms and side effects, and it’s far from being an easy task to accomplish.

If you are trying to recover from an addiction, it is best to know what kind of symptoms to expect with cocaine withdrawal. More importantly, it can help if you know the timeline of symptoms and effects, so you are aware of how your progress will go.

The timeline: How long does it usually last?

The symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can last from anywhere in the first days of the recovery up to several weeks. However, one important thing to remember is that there has to be supervision when undergoing the process.

Cocaine withdrawal and quitting is not the same as finally saying no to the smoking habit. Apart from the symptoms, the rehabilitation needs read more…

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