Will My Pass Addiction Prevent Me from Buying Treatment Insurance?

The world of insurance and coverage options is confusing enough, let alone if you have past or pre-existing conditions, such as addiction, to consider. Even researching the topic can leave you even more confused than when you started, leaving you feeling hopeless and unsure of what options you may have....

Why Does My Therapist Ask Me About Family?

If you decide to use cocaine, then it is a personal choice, but one that is influenced by multiple factors, such as your biology, family history with drugs and psychological or sociocultural factors. In other words, you can choose to use cocaine, but the risk of developing an addiction to it can be greatly...

Exhaustion and Recovery

Nearly 14% of adults in the United States have tried cocaine, with one in 40 having tried it within the last year. Young men between the ages of 18 to 25 are the biggest cocaine users, with 8% having reported using it within the previous 12 months. The reasons behind cocaine’s popularity is the euphoria,...

Why Do I Need Community in Recovery?

Cocaine addiction often causes people to isolate themselves from both their loved ones and friends. In fact, addicts often get cut off from the people about whom they care most due to their drug abuse. While it is highly important for loved ones to set and enforce boundaries with an addict, if they stop all...

How to Tell Your Coworkers Where You Were During Rehab

Cocaine addiction, even if in the early stages, is often noticeable to those who work closely with the addict. Co-workers are often the ones to see slight changes in an individual’s work quality and ethic early into the addiction, even before loved ones notice any changes. These changes could include...

4 Reasons Addiction Is Considered a Disease

Addiction to drugs like cocaine is a chronic disease, which affects the brain’s reward, motivation, memory and other related circuitry areas.  Having a disruption in these circuits can lead to changes in an individual’s biological, psychological, social and spiritual well being. Addiction is typically...

What Is an Employee Assistance Program?

An employee assistance program or EAP, is a work based intervention program that was designed to help identify and assist employees in resolving personal issues such as marital, financial and substance/alcohol abuse, which have a tendency to affect the employee’s work performance. Several other services...

What Is a Drug Court?

Drug courts are specific court docket programs that target criminal defendants along with offenders, juvenile offenders and parents who are currently in pending child welfare cases that have alcohol and other drug dependency issues. According to the National Institute of Justice, since June of 2014, the...

Does It Matter What Qualifications My Therapist Has?

Substance abuse counselors help addicts with long-term drug issues, because they offer immediate medical care and teach them to prevent the return of addiction on an ongoing basis. Therapists or counselors also help their clients find adequate housing, employment and peer support through groups such as...

How to Take Action to Get Healthy

Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol can leave people helpless, without any idea of where to turn even if they begin to realize that they need to change. Addiction consumes a person’s life, but, when she recognizes her need to get clean and healthy, then she may fear to take the first step due to the...

How the Trigger Process Works

Cocaine is an extremely powerful and addictive stimulant produced from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America. The drug produces bursts of short-term euphoria, energy and talkativeness alongside the potential for dangerous physical and psychological effects. Because the effects are...

What Should I Do If I Want to Get Clean?

Addiction has a way of bringing people to new low points in their lives. Eventually, those who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction may make the decision to get clean and turn their lives around for the better. If you are even considering the benefits of recovery, you are making a valuable first step. It...

How Harmful Is Psychological Dependence on Cocaine?

According to eMedicine Health, cocaine is one of the most abused drugs in the US. Because it causes such euphoria, this drug is highly abused; it may not cause the same type of withdrawal symptoms as other drugs, but it does have an extremely powerful psychological quality. In other words, you can become...

How Do I Know if I Need Immediate Treatment for Cocaine Abuse?

Although cocaine causes few physical withdrawal symptoms, it can profoundly affect physical health. Cocaine abuse may deteriorate health due to loss of appetite, poor nutrition or extended periods of sleeplessness. Health may also take an abrupt turn for the worse if cocaine induces a potentially fatal heart...

Replacing Cocaine Abuse With a Healthy Activity

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, alcohol and drug abuse contributes to more than 100,000 deaths each year in America, and relapse rates remain between 60 and 90 percent in the first year after treatment. A 2008 survey conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that there...

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