How to Accept Good with the Bad

Cocaine addiction, like any other addiction, can cause complete and utter chaos for both yourself and those around you. When it comes to your addiction, the only good you often associate with it is when you experience that first high. After that initial high, however, you find yourself in the never-ending...

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...

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...

Five Methods to Relieve Stress Without Drugs or Alcohol

After experiencing the effects of cocaine, many people recognize how it causes stress, sadness and anxiety. It’s easy to use this drug once more to feel better, but with every use the habit is reinforced. Later, when an addict tries to relieve stress without drugs, she may feel almost lost: her habits and...

Finding Enjoyment in Life without Cocaine

The way addicts find enjoyment in life is to continue using drug in spite of the consequences, and this thought it especially true for cocaine addicts. Cocaine’s powerful effects can cause heart, brain, and emotional issues, but, despite even occasional use, users fall prey to an addiction that engenders...

Why You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel to End Your Addiction

Although treatment does include individualized counseling sessions, with cover topics based off each individual’s needs and desires, treatment in itself is the same across the board. What this means, is each individual will undergo similar techniques and classes as they would in another facility or...

How to Come to Terms with Your Drug Use

No matter how hard you try to keep drug use under control, if you abuse drugs long enough your habit will eventually get out of control. At first you may abuse cocaine occasionally or only on weekends, but after a while the amount of cocaine you consume will increase. Many users are in denial or do not...

4 Things to Know Before Calling Your Insurance Provider About Addiction Treatment

Health insurance often covers addiction treatment. Understanding the coverage offered by a policy can help people make informed decisions about possible treatment plans, so many people choose to contact their insurers before deciding on a plan of action. Understanding some basics about insurance coverage for...

The Importance of Liking Yourself

Every person, regardless of demographics and lifestyle, needs a positive self-worth to lead a happy, fulfilling and meaningful life. With an unhealthy self-esteem, many people set themselves up for failure in their endeavors, and this problem can devastate recovering addicts. Some people rely on their...

I’m the Mother of a Cocaine Addict: What Should I Do?

Coming to grips with your child’s cocaine addiction can be painful. You want the very best for your child, and seeing him or her descend in the downward spiral of addiction can be a difficult experience. However, now that you know that the addiction is real, you can take some steps to not only help your...

10 Ways to Resist a Cocaine Craving

Cravings are strong memories that are linked to the effect of drugs on the brain’s neurochemistry. The immense neurotransmitter release that is brought on by the “high” drugs produce is responsible both for the experience and the lasting effects on brain chemistry. By understanding why and when...

How Cocaine Addiction Can Keep You from Reaching Your Potential

Before using cocaine or any other drugs, every addict had dreams and aspirations. Some may have strove to build up their own businesses while others may have aimed to be the best mother or father possible. Whatever an addict’s ambitions were, the introduction of addiction into his or her life dramatically...

When Should I Tell My Doctor That I’m Addicted?

Addiction is a serious problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), over 20 million people in the U.S. needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction in 2011. However, of those 20 million people, only 2.3 million got the help they needed to overcome their...

How to Party without Cocaine

For a cocaine addict, getting high often becomes the focus of every party. Because of this, recovering addicts may wish to avoid parties to stay on track, but they must also learn how to party and celebrate without cocaine. If they do this, they can bring fun into life and keep growing throughout...

How Sharing Your Cocaine Addiction Story Can Help You and Others

Cocaine, a highly addictive illegal drug, is usually snorted or dissolved in water for injection. The street name for the drug is “crack,” a type of cocaine that is processed to form a rock crystal that makes a cracking noise when heated. It is one of the most commonly discussed illegal drugs, and there...

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