Cocaine addiction

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Cocaine is a white, powdered hard drug that has a stimulant effect on your brain. This drug is usually snorted but it can also be injected or smoked. If cocaine is processed so it can be smoked, we refer to it as base coke or crack. Cocaine gives you a proper energy shot and boosts your self-confidence very quickly. However, the effects of coke are only short-lived, and they are followed by a strong urge to use more. Usually, this craving is too strong to resist. Cocaine is very harmful to your body and it is one of the most addictive hard drugs. Cocaine addiction can cause serious personal, social, societal, financial and health problems in both the short and long run.

Dependence on cocaine

If you use coke excessively and during a prolonged period, it is likely that you have become psychologically dependent on cocaine. You therefore might find it increasingly difficult to get back on your feet again the day after. Dependence on cocaine can result in serious psychological and physical symptoms, and even death. At Connection SGGZ, we offer professional help to recover from a cocaine addiction. We help our clients quit the drug in a medically responsible and committed way. Our personal approach enables our clients to get back to living life to the full after treatment.

Why choose Connection SGGZ addiction care?

  • Our treatments are reimbursed by your health insurer
  • Short waiting list
  • Personalised and specialised treatment
  • Working with recovery mentors
  • Evidence based treatment
  • Custom aftercare programme
  • Excellent family programme
  • Rehab centres in the Netherlands and South Africa

Effects of coke addiction:

  • feeling upbeat, confident and energetic
  • feeling overconfident and acting selfish 
  • appetite disappears
  • dilated pupils
  • feeling extremely tired and depressed the following day
  • talking continuously but listening poorly

Symptoms of coke addiction:

  • problems at school or work
  • many promises and attempts to quit
  • lies and denial
  • financial problems
  • increasing mental and physical issues
  • mood swings and sleep disorder
  • feelings of anxiety and panic
  • weightloss 
  • frequent toilet visits and frequent problems with your nose
  • frequent colds

Risks of coke addiction:

  • social problems
  • debts 
  • criminal prosecutions
  • job loss
  • severe damage to the nose, lungs, teeth and brain
  • feelings of sadness, anger and helplessness
  • cardiac arrhythmias or a heart attack
  • death

Am I a cocaine addict?

It is sometimes difficult to tell whether there is a real problem. The severity of cocaine or crack abuse depends on how often and how much the drugs are being used and what the consequences are. Moreover, how can you recognise cocaine use? You could refer to a person being addicted if they use the substance excessively. As a result, they have become dependent on the drug and can hardly stop on their own. Coke abuse then continuously leads to the same problems.

The first step

If you contact us, you have taken the most important step, since we are here to help you. We understand dependence very well and have a lot of experience in treating coke addiction, which is why we work respectfully and without prejudice. Through treatment at Connection SGGZ, recovery from addiction is indeed possible.

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