One of the most addictive substances known
Cocaine is one of the most addictive substances known, and clinical studies show that cocaine addicts prefer further cocaine use over any other drug, food or sex, and at all times. The quantities and frequency of use that become required to feel the desired euphoria increase, thus increasing the addiction, and also the danger of overdose. Cocaine always takes over, and cocaine use becomes the fixation of life; with the desire to acquire cocaine of paramount importance. Previously unthinkable behaviors become necessary for the addict to secure the drug, and as such the change as seen by family and friends can be shocking,
A cocaine addict will exhibit bizarrely oscillating behaviors, will sleep for days, and seemingly stay up for days, will lie steal and cheat, and will become increasingly aggressive and paranoid as usage escalates. The depression of cocaine withdrawal is very real, occurs within minutes of last use, and the only way a cocaine abuser can feel better is through further use.
Cocaine devastates the body, the mind and the soul; and the lows of withdrawal are so profound and long lasting that few people can resist the cravings of a drug that they know will end the depression. Professional help is almost always required to successfully end a cocaine addiction.
Group therapy for cocaine addiction has always been
very successful because it is a commonly abused substance. Many recovering cocaine users prefer group therapy to private sessions. Hearing the success
stories of others can be the most important phase of treatment.
You can custom tailor your treatment so that you can have more one-on-one sessions with your counselor if needed. Contact one of our counselors today and take a step in the right direction.
Page last updated Aug 05, 2010