How can I treat cocaine abuse?

Treatment Programs. There are a number of treatment programs available which can provide counseling and support groups. The detox is not dangerous, but can be uncomfortable. There are few inpatient options unless you are well insured or have a big bank roll. In reality, you need symptomatic support through the detox and then psychological and group support throught the addiction aspect.
Narcotics anonymous. Narcotics anonymous (na) is structured after alcoholics anonymous (aa), but focuses on drugs like Cocaine instead of alcohol. These groups can be found in all major cities and even in many smaller towns. You may also need professional treatment, but these groups are led by recovering addicts who provide support for each other.

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How do you stop cocaine abuse?

Help: cocaine abuse. Consider Cocaine anonymous, find a meeting at their web site: http://www.Ca.Org/. Read more...

What sort of problem is cocaine abuse?

Addiction. Cocaine is an addictive drug with an uncountable number of negative effects that are disastrous to your health. If you or someone you know has a Cocaine addiction they should attempt to seek help. Read more...
A dangerous problem. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that strongly hijacks your pleasure center. Casual use can easily lead to health, social, and legal consequences. If you or a friend are dealing with Cocaine addiction, please seek help. This is a good resource http://1.Usa.Gov/x2exsp from the national institute on drug abuse (nida). Read more...

How will cocaine abuse affect my health going forward?

Many ways. Cocaine is a type of drug that affects your blood vessels. It causes them to constrict, and change shape. This limits blood flow to your vital organs, like your heart and brain. Cocaine use and withdrawal is also associated with mania and depression, respectively. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: cocaine abuse?

Cocaine Abuse. A maladaptive pattern of Cocaine use, in a individual who is not considered to be dependent on cocaine, leading to one or more difficulties including failure to fulfill major obligations, use in situations which place one at physical risk, recurrent cocaine-related legal problems, persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems due to the effects of the cocaine. Read more...

My sister says she has cocaine abuse. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Maybe. Another my sister has questions. Addictions do run in families. Is that due to biologic predisposition or bad example? I think both. The worst case is the family member introducing another to the drug, violating trust in a terrible way. If addictions run in your family, i would be extra cautious about even trying any abusable drugs (cocaine, opiates, stimulants , meth etc) even once! Read more...
Genetic addiction. As noted by dr liebowitz, it is not known how much of a genetic component there is to addiction. Addiction clearly runs in families and anyone who has a family member addicted to a substance is likely more prone to addiction to that substance. That being said, everyone is addicted to something. Though drug addiction is more dangerous, the behavioral patterns are the same for all addictions. Read more...

Is cocaine abuse too expensive for teens to be involved?

No. First-some teens have money. Second- crack is a form of Cocaine that has traditionally been available inexpensively in low income areas. Read more...
Cost of adcition. Addicts always find ways to feed their needs, but they pay dearly to get drugs. Good people are not surrounded by bad people to feed their curiosity in drugs, and thus worry about the cost. Read more...

Are the long term effects to memory from cocaine abuse reversible?

Not fully. Can work to improve (with pencil & paper or computer games, etc.), but unlikely to see >80% of prior function (unless minimally impaired). Worth the effort! Read more...

Can you tell me if there are drug rehabilitation centers for cocaine abuse?

Yes . Depends what state you live there are rehab center also get assessed if you can benefit from medication off label use topamax (topiramate) has some good results also out patient rehab. Read more...