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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Cocaine Detox Programs In The United States

Cocaine comes from the coca plant. “INE” means it is the chemical from the coca plant.

It is a stimulant on the central nervous system and suppresses appetite. It is illegal to possess, cultivate and distribute cocaine. It is highly addictive, sometimes after one usage is enough, and it can be snorted in powder form or dissolved in water and injected.

Cocaine detox

Cocaine detox is normally done within most private treatments. It normally does not require medical attention and can be done in any facilities. Most of the state-funded treatments as a prerequisite that the individual goes through detox before he gets admitted for treatment. They do not have the set up and the staff to get people through the detox. The withdrawal symptoms will last 3 to six days depending on quantity used and how long of a binge, the addict has been. Most of the time cocaine withdrawals are not life threatening to the addict; however, when someone is using cocaine on a long-term basis, it causes serious health issues, and increases the chances for the individual to overdose.

If I binge on cocaine once a week, will I require a detox program to get over it?

Usually in this situation, getting into a drug treatment program is the best answer, but if you feel the withdrawals are getting difficult to handle physically a drug detox center will help an addict get over that hump and into a good treatment program.

Main effects of cocaine use

The effects of cocaine can last from 20 minutes for several hours. It will vary upon the amount of cocaine taken, purity, and method of administration.

  • Hyperactivity
  • restlessness
  • increased blood pressure
  • euphoria
  • increased heart rate.
  • Sexual interest and pleasure can be amplified
  • twitching
  • paranoia.

More severe side effects with the prolonged use

  • itching
  • tachycardia
  • hallucinations
  • paranoid delusions.
  • Overdoses
  • risk of cardiac arrest or stroke.
  • Death

Common name of cocaine

  • All-American drug
  • Angie
  • Aspirin
  • Aunt
  • Aunt Nora
  • Barbs
  • Batman
  • Beam
  • Bazulco
  • Bernice
  • Cola
  • Coconut
  • Lady snow
  • Mama coca
  • Powder diamonds

Cocaine withdrawal symptoms

The withdrawal symptoms include the following:

  • muscle spasms
  • muscle weakness
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • suicidal thoughts
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • disturbed sleep
  • extreme fatigue
  • intense craving for the drug

References: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/streetterms/ByType.asp?intTypeID=3 http://www.addictionwithdrawal.com/cocaine.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine#Effects_and_health_issues