Cocaine is highly addictive and is linked to many mental and physical health problems.
The high from a single dose of cocaine only lasts about 30 minutes to an hour, which is one of the reasons people engage in repeated use.
Cocaine is involved in nearly 1 in 5 overdose deaths.
Cocaine is often laced with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid which increases the chance of an overdose.
Cocaine abuse increases risk of negative effects on almost all the body’s major functions.
When a person is dependent on cocaine, they will experience withdrawal from it if they stop taking it. Symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:
Cocaine use can result in overdose when a person takes enough for it to reach toxic levels in their system. Symptoms of cocaine overdose include:
The first step of cocaine addiction treatment is usually detoxification or ridding the body of the drug. Detoxification should be overseen by a medical professional in an inpatient or outpatient facility. This is the first step of recovery which lasts about a week, and then should be followed by a longer-term treatment plan. There are a few different options for cocaine addiction treatment with varying degrees of intensiveness, including: