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Effects of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction is a serious issue that may cause short-term & long-term ad verse, even irreversible effects on the body. The Effects of Crack Cocaine Addiction can be felt by everyone, not only the user, but also the people around them.

 

The powerfully addictive stimulant affects the whole body, from the brain, the heart, lungs, & the whole central nervous system. Whether it is snorted in powder form or smoked, the effects can be felt very immediately. Short term effects for cocaine use includes:

 

 Increased Energycocaine-effects

 

 Decreased Appetite

 

Increased Body Temperature

 

 Increased Heart Rate

 

 Increased Blood Pressure

 

 Dilated Pupils

 

 Alertness

 

While the large majority of short-term effects don’t appear all that bad (who would not need more energy & mental clarity, with a job that requires long hours) but, due to the nature of the drug, these short-term effects only last as long as the high itself – they wear off quickly, making the user need to continue using repeatedly which can lead to addiction.

 

 Anxiety (in some users)

 

Long-term effects of cocaine use can be felt by both those who use periodically & recreation-ally. Because the drug interferes with the way dopamine is absorbed by the brain, those who use the drug will have increasing urges to make use of again. Continuous use can lead to the following long-term effects:

 

 Paranoia & Mental Disturbances

 

 Mood Swings

 

 Anxiety

 

Restlessness

 

Irritability

 

 Hallucinations

 

Both short-term & long-term use of Cocaine has consequential effects on the body , including:

 

 Chest Pain

 

 Irregular Heartbeat & even Heart Assault

 

 Strokes

 

 Respiratory Illnesses & Failure

 

 Seizures

 

Headaches

 

 Digestive Illnesses

 

 Abdominal Pain from Decreased Blood Flow to the Digestive Track

 

 Nausea

 

Increased Blood Pressure

 

Mal nourishment due to Decreased Appetite

 

 Gangrene

 

As you can see, the short term & long term effects may cause permanent, irreversible, & deadly consequences on the body, making it imperative that those suffering from cocaine addictions get help immediately. The Effects of Cocaine Addiction Withdrawal can be even more extreme than the addiction itself, which means medical supervision may be necessary to make the change positive for you or for the you love to detox safely.

 

Enrolling in a Cocaine Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation Program could mean the difference between having a life worth living & feeling powerless to a drug, or even worse – life or death.

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