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Cocaine is a common party drug users take for its potent, rapid-onset high and rush of euphoria. Other people use cocaine to stay awake, or to lose weight, owing to cocaine’s appetite-suppressing properties. However, cocaine is highly addictive, and those who start taking the drug recreationally may start to notice it taking over their daily lives.
For most, an addiction to cocaine doesn’t happen after the first use. Instead, it tends to come on gradually, and the user may not even notice they are slowly becoming dependent. As addiction takes hold, cocaine abuse can lead to mental and physical health problems, as well as potentially costing you your job, important relationships, and your financial stability. Cocaine is one of the most heavily trafficked illegal drugs in the U.S., and the number one most abused stimulant, nationwide.
Why is Cocaine So Hard to Quit?
The reason cocaine produces such a potent high is because it causes an intensified, increased release of the pleasure signals in the brain, leading to rush of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Once the high wears off, or the user is finished with a cocaine binge, they experience an extreme crash, as the body can no longer produce dopamine or stay awake anymore. The comedown from cocaine is often emotionally and mentally draining, rather than physically ravaging. Active cocaine users often notice they have sleep disturbances, irregular heartbeats, impaired sexual function, and a decreased sense of smell.
Some of the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:
- Depression and shame
- Intense irritability
- Headache and body aches
- Fatigue, even passing out
Find Your Support System at Dana Point Rehab Campus
If you’ve found cocaine has become a focus of your thoughts and it is harming your life, there is hope. You are not alone in your quest for sobriety and lasting happiness. Our holistic treatment team at Dana Point Rehab Campus can help you overcome drug addiction, and show you the way to a more fulfilling life. Our treatment team will be with you on your personal journey to sobriety and ensure we meet your needs. Our beautiful, upscale drug rehab in Orange County sits atop a Pacific Hill overlook, and it is the perfect facility where you can focus on getting sober and staying sober.