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...

Can a Physically Demanding Job Lead to Cocaine Use?

Physically demanding jobs can have a number of effects on daily living. Construction workers, fire fighters, police officers, and nurses are just a few of the people who may experience physical stress from their careers. The physical demands of careers like these and others can lead to fatigue, chronic pain,...

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...

How Others Influence Your Cocaine Use

While you are in control of your cocaine use, others can have an influence in either fueling or discouraging it. Surrounding yourself with positive influences can make it much easier to avoid cocaine abuse and addiction, but if you fall into a crowd where cocaine use is accepted and encouraged, it will be...

The Relationship Between Homelessness and Cocaine Addiction

Homelessness and cocaine addiction are two separate issues that can complicate and aggravate each other. A third problem, mental illness, is sometimes part of the complex as well. When two or three of these problems interact, it can be difficult to tell which problem is the cause and which is the...

Negative Life Events and Cocaine Addiction

No matter the age at which someone experiences a negative life event, it can encourage mental health issues and cocaine addiction. Furthermore, people with limited social support and coping skills are even more susceptible to mental health concerns and addictions, because they have limited resources for...

Cocaine Dependence after Surgery

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that increases levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical associated with pleasure. Cocaine prevents dopamine from being absorbed in the brain, leaving excesses in the brain and causing a sense of euphoria. What is not commonly known is that the professional...

How Does Narcissism Relate to Cocaine Addiction?

Narcissism is a personality disorder marked by extreme confidence, self-regard and a lack of concern for others. Cocaine abuse can heighten feelings of power and invincibility, making it the ideal drug for an individual with narcissistic tendencies. What Is Narcissism? In psychology narcissism is used to...

Addictive Personalities and Cocaine Addiction Development

An addictive personality disorder can cause an immense amount of stress to an individual. Individuals with addictive personality disorder act on impulse, despite negative consequences. Impulses can vary and can include shopping, eating or using drugs, such as cocaine. Addictive Personality Disorder Having...

Nature vs Nurture: What Makes a Cocaine Addict?

According to the Mayo Clinic, the risk factors for drug addiction include the following: Family history of addiction Being male Having another psychological problem Peer pressure Lack of family involvement Anxiety, depression and loneliness Taking a highly addictive drug This list of factors suggests that...

Using Cocaine to Cope with a Loved One’s Illness

When a loved one develops a chronic illness, that disease can inflict havoc on an entire family and community of friends. If a loved one is seriously ill, you and your family must change schedules, determine treatment options, talk to an army of doctors and decide who will be responsible for ongoing...

Unintentional Cocaine Dependence

The initial use of cocaine makes people feel euphoric and energetic, but even the first use can yield a wide range of side effects including the following: Runny nose, nose bleed and sniffing Tremors and chills Perspiration Hyper activity Elevated speech pattern A suppressed appetite Difficulty falling...

Who Is at Risk for Cocaine Addiction?

Many factors put people in danger of becoming addicted to cocaine. While recognizing these problems should not cause paranoia, they should be taken as warnings of what to avoid to maintain a happy, drug-free lifestyle. If you seek to avoid cocaine addiction, recognize your risk factors and avoid tempting...

Depending on Cocaine to Solve Your Problems

One of the cited reasons people become addicted to cocaine is because they are using the drug to avoid problems they may be experiencing in their lives. This type of behavior is dangerous for the user’s physical and mental health as well as the health of those around him. Why People Use Drugs to...

Does the Media Affect Cocaine Use?

In today’s society people are endlessly connected to various kinds of media outlets: television, movies, newspapers, books, magazines, radio and Internet, all of which can have significant impact upon people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors toward illegal drug use. When it comes to cocaine in...

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