As per the DEA report of 2009, cocaine poses a serious health risk and is one of the most abused drugs which are illegally trafficked throughout the US. Nearly 1.5 million adults in US abuse cocaine at least once a month. Both the forms of cocaine- crack and powered are highly addictive and fatal in many cases. Cocaine addicts usually inhale, inject or smoke the drug. Producing a feeling of euphoria, the white crystalline powder or the common form of cocaine can lead to cardiac arrest or strokes which are usually followed by respiratory arrests. The main symptoms of overdose are hallucinations, convulsions and heightened body temperature.
The alarming rise in cocaine addictions and statistics regarding cocaine abuse within the age of 25-36 years as per DEA reports are:
- 8% of nearly all of high school students have experienced cocaine once at least
- 25% of adults over the age of 25-35 years have used cocaine
- 90% admitted to abuse of cocaine after marijuana use or drinking alcohol
Cocaine Drug Abuse
With devastating consequences, the addicted individual still continues with the compulsory addiction and here are some of the health drawbacks that are experienced:
Normal doses: Irregular and fast heart rhythms, increased respiratory rates, dilated pupils, restlessness, heightened activity, agitation, hypertension, decreased appetite and aggressiveness.
Large doses: Perspiration, shivering, blurred vision, dizziness, anxiety, panic attacks, chest pain, seizures, abdominal ache, heart attacks, delusions, paranoia.
Apart from the usual use, there re numerous varieties that is mixed with other chemicals such as methcathinone, which is molecularly similar to methamphetamine. Heroin mixed with cocaine or cigars filled with crack and marijuana mix termed as “˜blunt’ and “˜woolah’ are popular drugs on the street. The rise in the addiction to cocaine has led to a demand for establishment of numerous treatment and recovery centers all over the nation.
Though there are numerous addiction treatment centers all over the country, Blu By the Sea cocaine drug rehab facility towers about the rest due to state-of-art facilities, customized cocaine addiction treatment structure with some of the best cocaine drug rehab experts to help. Unlike traditional centers with hospital or clinic ambiences, which may be intimidating, our rehab facility has apartment style living comforts, warm and caring staff and 24/7 monitoring for all the program members. Our programs are customized as per individual’s personal needs and the educational material and recovery tools that are provided help them adjust to the new drug free life.
Please contact us today to know more about Blu By the Sea cocaine drug rehab program that not only helps an individual be drug free but educates them about recognizing triggers that can bring on a relapse. Additionally, the therapies and skills learnt at the rehab facility is enough to help addicted individuals live a life with dignity, contributing to the community and family.