On an unassuming night, your life intersected with cocaine and you decided to give it a try. That first bump proved more intoxicating than anything you’ve ever experienced. That one bump led to many, however, and before you knew it, your life became consumed with the substance.
Like stepping into quicksand, you thought you were only stuck for a brief moment. But in reality, most of your body was submerged in a toxic situation and you have been struggling to claw your way out ever since.
You know you’re abusing cocaine but wonder if your use has evolved into an addiction.
While addiction affects every individual in slightly different ways, there are four main cocaine addiction signs. Learn about cocaine addiction signs and symptoms and discover the support that is available if you realize you’re indeed in the grips of addiction.
Cocaine Addiction Signs and Symptoms
Addiction is rarely ever any cocaine user’s end goal. But the confidence and incredible boost of energy that cocaine delivers quickly makes cravings near impossible to ignore. As you may be realizing, though, a cocaine high comes at steep price – literally and figuratively – where your body and bank account become severely and profoundly affected in the worst way.
Are any of these cocaine addiction signs present in your life?
One: Physical Differences
Cocaine highs are but mere fantasies. When you transition from occasional use to constant consumption, your body bears the brunt of the negative effects of cocaine and begins to go haywire – especially when a cocaine addiction is in full force. Have you experienced any of the following physical warning signs since initiating your cocaine use?
- Increased blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Raised heart rate
- Nasal congestion
- Poor appetite
- Weight loss
- Muscle twitches and tremors
Two: Compulsive Behavior
Day in and day out, you feel like a different person. You engage in negative behavioral patterns and decision-making that begins to erode your career, relationships and life in general. The problem with compulsive behaviors (cocaine use) are that they persist despite these negative effects and you justify their existence because of your growing addiction to the substance.
- Are you habitually using cocaine?
- Do you find yourself relying on cocaine to alter your mental state?
- Do you continue to use cocaine despite the fact that you know it’s tearing your life apart?
- Do you feel you lack the strength to stop using cocaine and turn your life around?
Three: Emotional Instability
Once addiction has set in and your use goes from personal enjoyment to necessity, your emotional instability replaces rational thought and a stable mind.
Are you constantly thinking about when you’ll get your next fix? And when you do answer your cravings, do your crashes throw you into a severe depression – where you think about how low your life has gone and how you have no idea how to climb out of the pit of despair you’ve created.
Have you experienced any of the following emotional warning signs since initiating your cocaine use?
- Intense mood changes, going from one emotion to another quickly: happiness, irritation, frustration, sadness, aggression
- Heavy depression
- Severe anxiety
- Changing social circles for individuals who support cocaine use
- Losing interest in hobbies and activities
- Ignoring responsibilities
- Breaking promises
Four: Financial Issues
In addition to the physical and mental toll cocaine places on your life, there is also an incredible financial burden associated with cocaine addiction.
Do you find yourself ridden with stress and anxiety, wondering how you’re going to afford your next score?
A prominent cocaine addiction sign is spending money you need for bills and necessities on cocaine. Additionally, excessive use of cocaine can directly impact your ability to successfully perform your job responsibilities – potentially causing you to lose your job altogether and, thereby, losing your source of income.
Life-Changing Cocaine Addiction Treatment at Ranch Creek Recovery
If you feel your cocaine abuse has become an addiction, the time is now to seek professional recovery help and get your life back on track.
At Ranch Creek Recovery, you will be met with an individualized treatment plan and expert medical attention and therapy. Through our non-12-step rehab and holistic cocaine addiction treatment program, you will prepare to forge the drug free future you desire. You can stop using cocaine.
Learn more about Ranch Creek Recovery’s cocaine addiction treatment program.
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