Cocaine Addiction and Malnutrition

Cocaine addiction becomes the first priority in a person’s life. Cocaine can suppress hunger, so malnutrition is a common outcome of cocaine abuse and prioritizing drug use over eating a healthy diet. Malnutrition leads to a bad complexion, digestive complications, infections and organ damage. Other effects of cocaine use and malnutrition include the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Hyperactive
  • Dry mouth
  • Excelled heart rate
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthermia
  • Excessive sweating
  • Diarrhea

Long-term use of cocaine exacerbates these symptoms and puts at person’s health at risk.

Treatment for Cocaine Addiction and Malnutrition

If you are suffering from malnutrition as a result of your cocaine addiction, you want to seek a quality treatment program that is going to factor nutrition and fitness into a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. Residential treatment facilities will assist you with medically supervised detox and create a customized plan to meet your recovery needs. Treatment will include good nutrition and vitamin therapy, because both the brain and the body need to recover from nutritional deficiencies that severely compromise the immune system. A regular diet high in antioxidant-containing foods and adequate protein, fats and carbohydrates is essential to full recovery.

The risk for cocaine relapse is high even following long periods of abstinence. During periods of abstinence the memory of the cocaine experience or exposure to cues associated with cocaine can trigger craving and relapse. Therefore treatment programs will also provide services to support relapse prevention.

Learn More about Cocaine Addiction and Malnutrition

Cocaine addiction has serious short and long-term effects on your physical, mental and emotional health. Malnutrition as a result of your cocaine addiction can produce organ failure and even death. Call our toll-free number to take control of all aspects of your health today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about cocaine addiction, malnutrition and treatment.

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