Cocaine Addiction & Cocaine Detox

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance that is typically snorted but can also be injected or smoked (called freebasing). It can also be turned into crack cocaine and smoked.

Cocaine is a stimulant that reacts with the body’s central nervous system, producing energy and euphoria. It increases levels of the natural chemical dopamine in the brain, creating short-term effects that can include extreme happiness and energy, mental alertness, hypersensitivity to sight, sound and touch, irritability and sometimes paranoia. Physical or health effects of cocaine use can include constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, nausea, raised body temperature and blood pressure, fast or irregular heartbeat, tremors or muscle twitches, and restlessness.

Cocaine withdrawal can cause physical discomfort, but it is often associated with psychological or mental anguish, discomfort and irritability. For this reason, when seeking a cocaine detox, make sure to have withdrawal symptoms monitored by a medical professional or healthcare facility.

Increased cocaine use can cause dependency, addiction, and increased risk of overdose. Like most other addictive substances, with increased use of cocaine comes the risk of dependency and addiction, as repeated use of the drug can cause long-term changes in the brain’s reward circuit and other brain systems. A person’s brain will ultimately adapt to the extra dopamine caused by the drug, becoming steadily less sensitive to it and requiring larger, stronger or more frequent doses to achieve the desired high and/or relief from withdrawal.

Long-term effects of cocaine use or abuse can include:

  • Loss of smell
  • Frequent nosebleeds or runny nose
  • Respiratory distress
  • Higher risk of infections like pneumonia
  • Higher risk for HIV
  • Skin or soft tissue infections
  • Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease

Cocaine Detox

Cocaine Detox

Cocaine Detoxt : Innovo Detox offers the latest evidence-based medical, psychiatric and clinical care at our state-of-the-art drug detox and alcohol detox facility in Pennsylvania. We realize that anyone who comes through our doors has already lived through the pain of addiction, and so we believe that detox should provide an atmosphere of respect and dignity. During your time at Innovo, you will be under the care of our dedicated staff of professionals who understand both the disease of addiction and your needs as an individual.

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