Request a Callback

Signs and Symptoms Of Cocaine Addiction

Here at Addiction Advocates we offer Cocaine Addiction Treatment Services for people suffering from a Cocaine Addiction. If you start noticing early signs and symptoms of a Cocaine Addiction, contact our centre today. Enquire Now
Further Information
Signs and Symptoms Of Cocaine Addiction
Updated on 17/09/2021
Medically reviewed by
Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

Across the United Kingdom, Cocaine is used and abused by more than 1.9 million people over 18 [1].

Injected, snorted, and consumed orally, the drug offers an immediate increase in energy levels, leaving many feeling more alert than usual.

While often consumed recreationally, some individuals use Cocaine to alleviate the ramifications of mental health problems, stress, and trauma.

However, the short-term effects of Cocaine only last for 30 minutes [2]. As the high of Cocaine wears off, many are left feeling extremely low, irritable and find themselves craving larger quantities of the drug.

As the brain becomes reliant on Cocaine, various signs and symptoms surface and indicate that addiction to Cocaine has developed.

Get In Touch

Are you suffering from Cocaine Addiction and need help? Addiction Advocates are leading UK based experts in Cocaine Addiction and Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.

Contact Us

Common Signs and Symptoms Of Cocaine Addiction

The severity of an addiction, the amount of Cocaine consumed, and how Cocaine is administered contribute to the signs and symptoms encountered when a Cocaine addiction is present.

Though the signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction significantly differ, many physical, psychological, and behavioural symptoms are experienced.

 

Physical Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine

Physical signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction arise when Cocaine use begins to impair an individual’s general health and well-being. While some of the physical signs and symptoms alleviate naturally, many can have a long-term impact.

The short-term physical signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction include:Detoxification and Rehabilitation Help Many Overcome Painkiller Addictions

  • Increased heart rate
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nosebleeds
  • High blood pressure
  • Dilated pupils
  • Dry mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss

 

Those struggling with Cocaine addictions may also come to experience seizures, a stroke, a heart attack, and diseases such as HIV. These signs and symptoms require intense medical treatment and are often fatal.

 

Psychological Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine

Psychological signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction arise when using and abusing Cocaine comes to impair an individual’s mental health. While others cannot observe these symptoms, they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life.

The common psychological signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction are:

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations
  • Impaired cognitive function

The psychological signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction leave many individuals feeling incredibly helpless. Locked in the cycle of addiction, many believe that they have nowhere to turn for help and often contemplate suicide.

 

Behavioural Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine

As the psychological signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction surface, an individual’s behaviour drastically changes. Due to experiencing depression, anxiety, and hallucinations, many cannot control how they act and the decisions they make. As a result, the following behavioural signs and symptoms are often observed.

  • Participating in anti-social behaviour
  • Lying to others
  • Stealing money
  • Isolation from others
  • Violent behaviour
  • Mood swings
  • Financial problems

While the physical and psychological signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction typically only impair the sufferer’s life, the behavioural signs and symptoms associated with Cocaine addiction have a significant impact on friends, family members, employers, and the wider community.

More than often, this causes many relationships to break down.

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

In addition to experiencing physical, psychological, and behavioural signs and symptoms of Cocaine addiction, many come to experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms indicate that an individual is withdrawing from the drug.

Though withdrawal symptoms differ from person to person, commonly experienced symptoms include:

  • Intense cravings
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased appetite
  • Depression
  • Restlessness

One of the leading causes of relapse, withdrawal symptoms can be unbearable. If withdrawal symptoms are experienced, professional treatment must be secured immediately to complete a medically administered detoxification programme.

Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Cocaine addiction treatment typically consists of medically induced detoxification, rehabilitation, one-to-one therapy, group therapy, relapse prevention and aftercare.

Detoxification is the first treatment encountered upon entering rehab. This treatment ensures that the brain and body can safely withdraw from Cocaine and begin to recover from the physical signs and symptoms experienced. Administered by medical professionals, 24/7 support and care is available as detoxification commences. Addiction Therapy

Following detoxification, rehabilitation starts. Rehabilitation combines psychological and well-being therapies that are administered on a one-to-one and group basis.

One-to-one therapies include cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and counselling. Meanwhile, group therapies include meditation, art therapy, music therapy and relapse prevention.

Though the therapy provided is dependent on the psychological impact a Cocaine addiction has had, each therapy ensures that the cause of addiction can be identified. Therapy also challenges any negative behaviours and thoughts to guarantee that those in recovery become more optimistic about the future.

It should be noted that the treatments outlined above are typically provided by private inpatient rehab. Although we usually refer our clients to private rehabs, we understand that this is not a suitable solution for all. If private rehab treatment is not appropriate, we can direct those needing an NHS rehab for treatment.

NHS treatment often consists of one-to-one cognitive behavioural therapy and group therapy. Though not as intense as the treatments available at private inpatient rehab, these treatments effectively help many individuals overcome their Cocaine addiction.

Contact Us Today

To find out more about Cocaine addiction treatment or refer yourself or a loved one for treatment, please contact us today by calling 0800 012 6088.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Main Effects Of Cocaine On The Body?
When consumed for a prolonged period, Cocaine, like many other substances, profoundly impacts how the body functions. For example, Cocaine increases the risk of fatal illnesses such as organ failure, cardiovascular problems, heart attacks and stroke. Injecting Cocaine also increases the danger of contracting diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C. Cocaine additionally contributes to a reduced cognitive function. This sees many individuals unable to concentrate and retain information.
What Rehabs Can Provide Cocaine Addiction Treatment?
Inpatient and outpatient rehabs provide Cocaine addiction treatment in the United Kingdom. Private rehabs offer inpatient treatment. Meanwhile, outpatient treatment is administered by NHS rehabs.
Why Is Inpatient Cocaine Addiction Treatment Recommended?
At Addiction Advocates, we recommend inpatient Cocaine addiction treatment as it enables those struggling with addiction to secure personalised treatment. Unbeknown to many, personalised treatment makes all the difference to an individual's recovery as it sees addiction and recovery needs catered to. This increases recovery rates and mitigates the risk of relapse.

References

  • [1] more than 1.9 million people over 18 - https://drugpolicy.org/drug-facts/cocaine/how-many-people-use-cocaine
  • [2] the short-term effects of Cocaine only last for 30 minutes - https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-cocaine-high-last#onset
#

Seth is an author, addiction recovery expert and fully accredited member of the national counselling society. He has experience working with a wide range of addictions and mental illnesses using a number of evidence-based therapies and programmes such as the SMART models of addiction recovery.

What do our previous clients think?

Really enjoyed my time at Asana lodge. Staff are great and most have previous experience of the afflictions that affect all the clients, so they can relate to the situation you are in. I feel ready now to tackle the outside world with all the skills I have learnt.
Ben
Thank you to all the staff at asana lodge from management to the cleaners, everyone made me feel so welcome and really went above and beyond to help me in my recovery. highly recommend anyone seeking help with addiction depression and anxiety to go to asana lodge and heal your mind body and soul.
Thomas
Everyone at Cassiobury court have been very supportive with my recovery and I have learnt a lot over the past 14 days. I am taking away some good tools to help me with my addiction. I look forward to seeing the piers at the aftercare service.
Mr Hussain
I came to you desperate, feeling so depressed and anxious. I left feeling hopeful and grateful and excited about life. I can't believe the change in just 28 days.
S Molloy

Latest News

Is There A Link Between Drug Abuse And Mental Health?

Across the United Kingdom, approximately 118,500 people receive treatment for drug abuse and addictions [3] each year. Though many individuals

How to Stop Drinking

Living through alcohol problems, habits or even addiction can be extremely tough. Whilst withdrawing and maintaining a clean slate can

What to do when there is no Rehab Centre near me

Alcohol and drug rehab programmes have been shown to be the single most effective way of treating a serious addiction

The Dangers of Binge Drinking

The NHS defines binge drinking as drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get

How We Help

Finding the right treatment for your addiction can be difficult this is why we have created a service which takes the stress away which can be a massive relief when dealing with an addiction.
Self Referrals
Self Referrals
Suffering with an addiction and being alone can be a horrific scenario for many. Whether you have a drug or alcohol addiction, we're here to help.
Help Yourself
Family Referrals
Family Referrals
Do you have concerns that a loved one may be affected by substance misuse? Have you spotted any signs and symptoms of a drug and alcohol…
Help a Relative
Friend Referrals
Friend Referrals
Are you worried that a friend’s alcohol or drug consumption has become out of control? For many individuals, substance abuse starts unintentionally…
Help a Friend

What We Offer

#

Free Assessment

This is done to assess what sort of help is needed so we can recommend an addiction treatment service that can provide the best help possible. All calls are strictly confidential and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional.…

This is done to assess what sort of help is needed so we can recommend an addiction treatment service that can provide the best help possible.

All calls are strictly confidential and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional.

No obligation recommendations are made after a full assessment of yourself or loved ones situation is fully made.

Recommendations include specialist addiction treatment programmes in CQC regulated facilities based throughout the UK.

If you are unable to afford private treatment then public healthcare and charities would also be recommended to you.

Read More
#

How We Support You

We have a large number of helpful services available to help give you the best possible support when it comes to dealing with addiction. Just some of the services we can offer includes: Free confidential telephone assessment Recommending CQC regulated…

We have a large number of helpful services available to help give you the best possible support when it comes to dealing with addiction.

Just some of the services we can offer includes:

  • Free confidential telephone assessment
  • Recommending CQC regulated residential addiction treatment providers
  • Arranging for an intervention, if needed
  • Insights into how different therapies and evidence based treatments work
  • How detoxification works and what is the most safest option
  • What type of rehab and detox programmes would be best suited for yourself or loved one
  • Recommendations of the best providers in your area
Read More
#

Why Choose Us?

We can help take the stress out of finding an addiction treatment provider by recommending only the best options available that fully suits your criteria. The help and advice we can provide includes making sure that your journey towards recovery…

We can help take the stress out of finding an addiction treatment provider by recommending only the best options available that fully suits your criteria.

The help and advice we can provide includes making sure that your journey towards recovery is one that can definitely be achieved.

Taking the step towards recovery can be incredibly tough but we are here to put your concerns at ease by giving you insights into the safety of undertaking residential addiction treatment and how it can put you on the path towards long lasting recovery from addiction.

Our team of advisors have extensive experience and knowledge about the subject of addiction and the treatment provided so if you have any questions then they will be more than happy to help.

Get started today by calling our friendly team today on 0800 012 6088.

Read More