Cocaine can sometimes seem like just an edgy party drug, but addiction to cocaine can ultimately be life threatening. That’s why it is important to seek out treatment programs in Florida or near you, as soon as you become aware of your own or your loved one’s addiction. Cocaine causes all kinds of physical problems in the body of an addict. What does it do to the brain?
Cocaine can do confusing things to your brain. Confusing because it can make you think you feel great all while drastically altering your energy and mood for the worse. It’s an easy drug to become addicted to, in part because of how good it can make a person feel immediately after they take it. Cocaine can help you feel confident, euphoric, and charismatic. It can make you feel energized, alert, forward even. But it’s most certainly not all good. When cocaine causes your energy levels to skyrocket it also increases the likelihood that you will act out in an overly assertive or aggressive way. Someone high off their mind on Cocaine is more likely to sexually or physically assault another person in a social situation.
If cocaine doesn’t cause you to be violent or abusive, it may at the very least make it virtually impossible for you to concentrate and can make you experience an overwhelming restlessness. It can cause a loss of interest in sex, apathy, and lethargy and insomnia. People with depression and anxiety can expect those mental health challenges to become even more overwhelming under the influence of this substance. Cocaine can even go so far as to induce Psychosis in an addict. Someone with cocaine induced psychosis may begin to imagining things. You may experience paranoia leading to a fear that others want to hurt you, or are plotting something against you.
As you continue using, you will find that these symptoms eventually begin to create an unhealthy environment for any relationship to thrive. You may begin to see some of your closest relationships deteriorate due to the tole cocaine can take on your personality.
If you or someone you know is or has been addicted to cocaine you may already know some of the ways it can affect personality and mood. If you are suffering from cocaine addiction, let me stop now and encourage you to call us at (855) 441-2449 to learn more about our intensive inpatient treatment or outpatient detox center in South Florida. We are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our patients. Let us help guide you back to the sober life you deserve.