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What Are The Signs That Someone Is Addicted To Cocaine
4 c's : In reality a addiction is characterized by inability tocutback, lack of control, disregard of consequences , and craving. These must be present for 12 months and at least three of the latter must be present although commonly Cocaine will become addictive in in a very short time frame. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some signs...: 1) after using Cocaine regularly for an extended period, dependence (addiction) develops. 2) once addicted, stopping suddenly lead to withdrawal. 3) addicts spend too much $ on habit. 4) might steal from loved ones to support habit. 5) causes time to pass very rapidly. The Cocaine addict will typically end up being out much later than planned. 6) rapidly losing weight without exercising a lot. ...Read more
Euphoria ; agitation: Dilated pupils, euphoria, hyper energized, decreased appetite for food, difficulty sleeping when using; makes poor decisions (stealing, dealing, prostitution) related to obtaining Cocaine when craving it. Can become intermittently paranoid, agitated, and aggressive followed by crash ; prolonged sleep. Reference: http://www.Narconon.Org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-cocaine-use.Html. ...Read more
Sometimes none: and sometimes many, as with ANY form of chemical dependency. Some people are excellent at hiding it until the very end (and even there many people may not know about it), while with others, it is apparent up front. Changes in personality&hygiene may occur, periods of overactivity with pressured speech (hypomania) and even psychosis may occur. Powder around nose, track marks, burns near mouth/nose. ...Read more
You can't: Unless you know the criteria for addiction and the individual was honest with you. Addiction involves using more of the drug than intended more often than intended, giving up important obligations because of drug, using at times when it is dangerous, craving the drug, unable to cut down/stop the drug, spending excessive time getting/using and physical dependency. A professional needs to make dx. ...Read more
Agitation, restless: Agitation, fast speaking, restlessness, jerkiness of movements can all be signs of Cocaine use. Coming down from the high people can be very irritable and want to sleep, and avoid loud noises or bright light. With heavy use, paranoia and hallucinations can also be signs of Cocaine use. ...Read more
Many: While intoxicated, the person has dilated pupils; racing heart rate; high bp; intense stimulation with fast-paced and endless chattering and a massive burst of energy. Mood could be euphoric or even irritable. As high wears off, could be tired, depressed, no energy. Longer term, there could be loss of appetite and weight; miss appointments or class, etc; may keep rolled-up dollar bills around. ...Read more
Coke is no Joke: Unfortunately, the answer is yes and so is the possibility of death from overdose. Anyone considering experimentation with this drug should seriously reconsider and stop! in some succeptible individuals receptors in the brain (as with nicotine) can cause addiction relatively quickly after use. The physical need is surpassed by the psychological need and your hooked. Be kind to your mind! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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