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...

Life After Addiction: What Does the Family Healing Process Look Like?

Cocaine addiction impacts every user’s family. It often ravages the financial and emotional security of a home, and it mixes chaos and uncertainty into the environment. In addition, addiction warps the behavior of parents and siblings: for instance, enabling (making it easy in any way for someone to abuse...

4 Ways to Support a Friend Recovering from Cocaine Abuse

It may be difficult to know how to best help a friend recovering from cocaine abuse. The following steps can help. Encourage Your Friend during Cocaine Addiction Treatment Undergoing cocaine addiction treatment is a stressful period during a recovering user’s life. A person recovering from cocaine may have...

How to Talk to Your Girlfriend about Cocaine Use

When you are in a relationship with a person who is dealing with cocaine abuse or addiction, bringing the subject up can be uncomfortable. If you want your girlfriend to get treatment for her cocaine problem, the best way for you to help her is to speak with her about her cocaine use. You play an important...

How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with Cocaine Abuse?

A mother’s first instinct is to try to help her child with any problem. It doesn’t matter if your child is three or thirty, because many mothers want to protect their kids and make problems go away. However, this is difficult when children are addicted to cocaine. Parents may deny that the addiction...

How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Stop Using Cocaine?

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that creates a strong sense of euphoria. The pleasurable effects of cocaine lead to cravings and psychological dependence, often after only one use. Cocaine causes users to feel exhilarated, invincible, alert and energetic. However, these positive feelings are...

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...

Misconceptions about Interventions for Cocaine Users

Friends and family members of a cocaine addict know how much his addiction negatively impacts not only his life, but also the lives of his loved ones. Most would be willing to do anything to help the addict recover and learn to value his mental and physical health and the relationships that used to be a...

Why Won’t My Son or Daughter Stop Using Cocaine on Their Own?

Cocaine can cause an almost immediate high upon use. This high can last from thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the dosage and the user’s tolerance to the drug. Because of this, users are often trying to chase the high by increasing their doses, mixing drugs or engaging in other dangerous...

Uniting as a Family to Overcome Cocaine Addiction

Family can affect an individual’s susceptibility to cocaine, create an environment that triggers use and prolong or enable drug abuse. On the other hand, family can also get an addict into treatment and help her achieve long-term recovery. How Families Contribute to Cocaine Addiction and Recovery When a...

How to Prepare for a Conversation about a Loved One’s Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a highly addictive and illicit drug that can consume a person’s life. Many people start taking cocaine as a party drug, but when an addiction develops, the person starts to abuse the drug with greater frequency and develops an obsession with acquiring more. This can lead to the following: A...

How Can I Tell If My Child Is High on Cocaine?

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that provides a euphoric rush and burst of energy. A person typically consumes cocaine by snorting the powder through the nose, though other means include smoking and injecting it. The cocaine epidemic peaked in the ’80s and ’90s, but it is still a major problem...

How to Know When a Cocaine User Needs Emergency Help

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant, so people who use it are in danger of developing an addiction. Cocaine mimics the natural release of dopamine, a chemical that is released after pleasurable experiences. It makes people want to repeat behaviors that produce pleasure, and is what makes cocaine so...

How Much Should I Tell My Kids about My Cocaine Addiction?

Addiction impacts family relationships, and the addiction of a parent affects children deeply. When a parent is addicted, there is generally chaos and inconsistency in the home environment. Sometimes children suspect the cause of the disruptions, but often they arrive at erroneous conclusions. Children need...

What Made My Loved One a Cocaine Addict?

Addiction is a disease that affects not only the addict, but also those who love him. It is a physical and psychological affliction that can drive a wedge between the addict and his or her friends and loved ones. Cocaine addiction is a growing problem that can be found everywhere from urban neighborhoods to...

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