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Will My Body Recover If I Stop Cocaine
Yes: Most drugs of abuse tend to cause tolerance.The amount you need to take to feel good increases, but the amount that can kill you remains about the same.If you have a drug problem, get help.Don't wait until you are rushed to the er. Take care. ...Read more
8 days: Breakdown products can start appearing 4 hours after use, and the last metabolites can last up to 8 days since the last use. ...Read more
Narcotics = opioids: The term 'narcotics' generally refers to opioid analgesics, morphine and its derivatives, that are indispensable in treating acute and chronic pain, but also highly abused due to their euphoric and sedating properties. (as a legal term, 'narcotic' often refers to all illicit drugs.) cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is also has euphoric properties, and is highly addictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Active recovery: Relapse is part of recovery. Actively participating in any recovery program makes it significantly less likely you will use again. I strongly recommend multiple treatment approaches, the more invested you are in the recovery process the less likely for relapse. Participating in inpatient therapy provides time away from temptations, na, outpatient tx, avoiding old people, places, triggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coca vs Cocaine: For centuries south americans had been chewing coca leaves for energy. Then drug companies developed Cocaine in the 1880's -- much more powerful than coca leaves. Initially it was hailed as a cure-all for all kinds of complaints: fatigue, depression, indigestion, pain. Cocaine's dangers weren't appreciated until later. http://www.cnn.com/2011/health/07/22/social.history.cocaine/index.html. ...Read more
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