Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that disrupts the body’s dopamine response, which can result in extreme amounts of pleasure or euphoria. It’s this high that brings people back to the drug, and repeat use can lead to physical and psychological addiction. The pull — in both its traditional and crack cocaine forms — can be extremely difficult to resist, even for those who truly want to stop using the substance.
If you’re struggling to break free of cocaine addiction, there is a way out of the cycle. If you have insurance, part or all of your rehab treatment is most likely covered. Follow the link to use your policy to pay for rehab or call 330-953-3300.
Why Is It So Addictive?
Coke makes physical changes in how your body responds to and feels pleasure. Over time, use can completely disrupt your body’s pleasure protocols, making it almost impossible for you to feel pleasure naturally. When this happens, the only thing that might bring pleasure and get someone out of a depressed or agitated state might be more of the drug.
As this cycle goes on, the person may need to use increasing amounts to feel the high. That only compounds the cycle and makes it even less likely pleasure will come naturally. All of this contributes to making it so addictive.
Add in withdrawal symptoms, which can include depression, anxiety, fatigue, feelings of sedation and problems sleeping, and many people find it difficult to break free of the hold of this drug on their own.
Signs It’s Time to Seek Help
If you are abusing cocaine and can’t quit on your own, then it’s time to reach out for professional help. That’s true even if you haven’t experienced negative consequences such as an arrest, loss of a job or issues with relationships because of your drug use. Don’t wait for something to happen to push you to get help.
If you’re worried about a loved one who might be dealing with an addiction, some signs it’s time to encourage them to seek treatment can include:
- Unexplained mood swings, weight loss or financial difficulties
- White powder residue on fingers, face or clothing
- Runny or irritated nose with no other explanation
- Dilated pupils
- Excitability or unnatural talkative habits
- Engaging in risky behaviors
- Loss of interest in things that used to bring the person joy
- Needle marks on the arm or burn marks on the fingers or lips
Contact Us Today to Get Started
For many people, rehab is the best first step toward recovery. Residential addiction treatment lets you take a step back from your life so you have the time to focus on your own needs and overall wellness. It also allows you to find security in a 24-hour program that can include medically assisted detoxification when necessary.
For more information about New Day Recovery, or to talk to someone about your needs and what might be the best next steps for you, call us today at 330-953-3300 or complete our online form and someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible.