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,...

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...

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...

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...

Cocaine’s Effect on Serotonin

Many people know that cocaine addiction stems from the way the drug affects dopamine, the neurotransmitter linked to pleasure. However, this drug affects not only cocaine, but also serotonin in powerful ways. Seek help to quit using this drug so you can get and stay clean. What Is Serotonin and Why Does It...

Cocaine and Pregnancy

Drug abuse under any circumstances can cause serious problems. But pregnant women who abuse drugs face additional risks to their own health and the health of their child. Anything that you ingest in your body is passed along to the fetus. Illegal drugs like cocaine can result in a variety of...

What Cocaine Does to Your Brain Chemistry

Medical professionals are learning more and more about how cocaine affects brain chemistry, and the results are alarming. Cocaine abuse can cause chemical imbalances in the brain, which can lead to euphoria or a high that is typically experienced. The brain’s neurons send and receive neurotransmitters,...

Can a Healthy Diet Help You Recover from Cocaine Addiction?

One important element of cocaine addiction recovery is maintaining your physical health. Addiction recovery teaches people to watch out for HALT—being hungry, angry, lonely and tired—because these four situations can easily lead to relapse. Addiction recovery also teaches people that what they eat when...

Physical Complications of Abusing Cocaine

Every drug, both prescription and illegal, has side effects that range from mild to severe to even fatal. Doctors usually warn patients about the side effects of each prescription drug, but when abused a drug’s side effects can be hazardous. However, cocaine abuse can cause physical complications. Cocaine...

Unexpected Side Effects of Cocaine Use

Every substance has a side effect, and some side effects are almost universal across addictive substances. One of these drugs is cocaine. Cocaine is an addictive drug that is found in the form of a white powdery substance that can be snorted or melted down and injected with a needle. Cocaine is one of the...

Plastic Surgery and Cocaine Addiction

Some people have a habit of utilizing plastic surgery for various image defects that they believe they have. This habit of surgery can be addictive and commonly coexists alongside a cocaine addiction. Some aspects of the relationship between plastic surgery and cocaine addiction include the...

Chronic Back Pain and Cocaine Addiction

The effects of chronic pain can be highly damaging, both physically and psychologically. Those who suffer from chronic back pain commonly end up self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. Cocaine, which is used to achieve euphoric effects, is one drug that may be abused by those suffering from chronic back pain....

Autoimmune Disorders and Cocaine Addiction

Autoimmune disorders are common, affecting more than 23.5 million Americans. Autoimmune disorders are disorders where the immune system cannot distinguish between healthy and non-healthy cells. As a result, antibodies are produced and mistakenly used to fight-off healthy cells and body tissue. Depending on...

STDs and Cocaine Addiction

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and addiction are a likely pair. Cocaine’s stimulant effects cause the user to engage in activities she would normally avoid, like engaging in unprotected sex with others and putting herself at risk for STDs. However, with professional support cocaine addicts can quit...

How Cocaine Affects Sleep

Cocaine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant. It targets cells in the brain that regulate mood, pleasure and wellbeing, and it affects these cells quite strongly. Someone who uses cocaine may feel euphoric, energetic and alert while under the influence, but this drug can also decrease the need for food...

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