STDs and Cocaine Addiction

STDs and Cocaine Addiction

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and addiction are a likely pair. Cocaine’s stimulant effects cause the user to engage in activities she would normally avoid, like engaging in unprotected sex with others and putting herself at risk for STDs. However, with professional support cocaine addicts can quit using this dangerous drug and also treat any physical side effects, like an STD. With help, you can get and stay clean while you also manage recovery from an STD.

How Cocaine Abuse Encourages STDs

Cocaine makes users more alert and less capable to make good decisions. These effects can easily lead to danger as users behave in ways they would never imagine while they were sober. In other words, using this drug contributes to STDs in any of the following ways:

  • Confidence
  • Impaired judgment
  • Increased energy

Cocaine is a stimulant and causes the user to become extremely confident and happy while he is high. This can cause any user to become extremely social and interact with strangers, some of whom may have STDs. Also, cocaine use also impairs judgment, so a user may seek out situations that he would normally avoid while he was sober. While high, an addict may engage in unprotected sex with several partners, which puts him and any of his partners at risk for contracting STDs. Lastly, cocaine also increases energy, which may cause the addict to have several sexual partners within a short amount of time. In short, cocaine makes people more likely to interact with strangers and it increases the likelihood of unprotected sex with multiple partners, which can both lead to an STD.

Treatment for Cocaine Abuse and STDs

Treatment is vital for addiction recovery, because recovering cocaine addicts will receive the following treatment methods in rehab:

  • Medical help
  • Prevention education
  • Sobriety training

While in treatment addicts will receive the medical help they need to treat medical conditions, such as STDs. Not all STDs can be treated, such as AIDS and HIV, but treatment programs can treat other STDs. Also, while in treatment recovering addicts will learn about ways to contain the spread of STDs. Lastly, in treatment recovering addicts will receive the tools and knowledge to help them work toward sobriety. These tools can help recovering addicts maintain sobriety once treatment ends.

Treatment for Cocaine Addiction and STDs

If you or someone you know is addicted to cocaine, then please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and to help you find professional treatment. Your life is worth the call, so reach out to us right now.

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