Cocaine users may believe the following are benefits to using the drug:
Cocaine use comes with perceived benefits, but these benefits are counteracted by the following effects:
What to Do If You Suspect Someone Is Using Cocaine
The first thing you need to do is not question your suspicions; if you see any of the physical, behavioral, or emotional side effects listed in this article, then you need to take action. However, you want to be prepared to have a discussion with the person about her cocaine use, so it may make sense to seek help yourself. You can contact our toll-free helpline and speak to one of our counselors about how to approach a cocaine abuser, or you can speak with your family physician, a high school or college counselor, your spiritual advisor, or your community mental health organization.
Stop using cocaine before your use of it reaches those dangerous levels. Call us to ask questions about your cocaine use. To be assured of confidentiality as well as to receive answers to any questions you might have, call our toll-free helpline any time; we are available 24 hours a day. We want to help you find the right treatment program to handle cocaine abuse and can provide you with options, information about insurance, and resources. We are here to help.