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...

The Benefits of Journaling in Recovery

Drugs can cause utter chaos to any individual’s life and to her loved ones. Because of this fact, cocaine addicts and their loved ones often fail to express their concerns, emotions and struggles effectively without experiencing some form of fight internally or from other people. Unfortunately, along with...

Six Benefits of a Recovery Lifestyle

Cocaine has been viewed as the drug choice of celebrities, fashion models and even those struggling to get by on a day to day basis. Cocaine’s high is often intense and has powerful yet negative side effects on the user’s heart, brain and emotions. Many users fall prey to addiction because of cocaine’s...

How Does Treatment Get Me from Addiction to Recovery?

According to the US National Library of Medicine, no matter how cocaine is ingested, the side effects can be extremely dangerous to both the addict and the people around her. The addict can experience serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, and a tremendous risk for hepatitis if re-using or...

5 Ways to Create Sober Routines in Recovery

Individuals addicted to cocaine become fixated on their use and supplying their addiction. Because of this, they often lose sight of their priorities and start to engage in behaviors they once deemed inappropriate. These behaviors and actions then become routine for the addict, who soon develops an entire...

Transitioning to Home Life after Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, also known as the NIDA, on an annual basis 23.5 million Americans age 12 and older have needed treatment for drug abuse. However, only 2.6 million of those needing treatment have sought it. Enrolling in a high-quality drug treatment facility and completing...

How You Can Draw on a Family History of Recovery

Although genetics play an intricate role in addiction, having a family history of addiction does not doom anyone to become an addict. The risk is significantly higher for people who have a family history of this condition, but you can take several precautions to prevent succumbing to dependency. Having a...

5 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Sustain Recovery

Recovery experts agree that there is a powerful link between stress and cocaine addiction. To put it another way, an inability to handle pressure increases the likelihood of alcohol and drug abuse, which is why stress is a common relapse trigger. For this reason, learning stress management techniques is a...

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...

It’s Never Too Late In Life to Achieve Recovery from Cocaine

Cocaine had its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s when the crystalline powder became a popular party drug and the crack rock plagued inner-cities. While cocaine use has declined, it remains a widely used drug across the US. Per the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 11.6% of adults aged 18 to 25 and...

How Each Person’s Recovery from Cocaine Is Unique

When you imagine an addict, you form a picture in your mind based off his perceived characteristics, history, failures, behavior, and even physical appearance. Your opinions about addiction have been formed from a variety of sources — family members, media, books, personal encounters, etc. As such, you...

Why Recovery Is Better than Cocaine Abuse

In many aspects of life, people ignore their errors and their unacceptable behaviors. Psychologists and addiction therapists often correlate the inability to take responsibility for actions with denial and insecurity, but people are in a position to rebuild their lives when they are aware of themselves and...

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...

Does Acupuncture Really Help You Recover from Addiction?

Addiction and substance abuse are both social problems that affect all levels of society. Acupuncture has been known to help some overcome their drug addiction by curbing cravings, easing withdrawal symptoms, and helping individuals detox naturally. How Does Acupuncture Help Recovery? According to the...

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