Cocaine Abuse and Addiction
Coke, C, snow, flake, blow, and crack. These are all street names for cocaine. Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug, potentially harmful and may have life-threatening consequences associated with its use.
Cocaine abuse and addiction affects everyone of all ages, genders and socio-cultural backgrounds. If and how quickly you might become addicted depends on many factors including body composition and genes. There are also enormous differences among individuals in sensitivity to cocaine as well as to other drugs. While one person may use cocaine once or several times and suffer no ill side effects, another person may be vulnerable and overdoes with first use. There is no way of knowing in advance how someone will react.
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There are two forms of cocaine: the hydrochloride salt and the “freebase.” The hydrochloride salt, or powdered form of cocaine, dissolves in water and, when abused, can be taken intravenously (by vein) or intranasally (in the nose). Freebase refers to a compound that has not been neutralized by an acid to make the hydrochloride salt. The freebase form of cocaine is smokable.
Warning Signs of Cocaine Abuse
Cocaine abuse or other drug and alcohol problems can affect every one of us regardless of age, sex, race, marital status, place of residence, income level, or lifestyle. Most people won’t walk up to someone they’re close to and ask for help. In fact, most will probably do everything possible to deny or hide the problem. What are the warning signs of cocaine abuse?
Selecting A Cocaine Rehab Treatment Program
If you or someone you care for is abusing or addicted to cocaine and needs treatment, it is important to know that no single treatment approach is appropriate for all individuals. Finding the right treatment program involves careful consideration of such things as the setting, length of care, philosophical approach and your or your loved one’s needs.