While cocaine may have once been glamorized as being part of the lifestyle of being rich and famous, there is nothing glamorous about cocaine addiction. In 2005, there were 448,481 emergency room visits due to cocaine usage. In 2008, a survey revealed that as many as 35.3 million Americans had tried cocaine, and 6.9% of the people surveyed admitted to using cocaine in the past year. These numbers are astounding because cocaine use can threaten your overall health — and all it takes is one overdose to kill you.
There are many long-term side effects of cocaine usage. One of the problems is that once you start using cocaine, you build up a tolerance and must take more of the drug to achieve the same high. As usage increases, the risk of overdosing also goes up. Long-term usage increases your chances of having a stroke, heart attack or neurological issues.
The good news is that if you or a loved one are struggling with cocaine addiction, we offer effective treatment for cocaine addiction in West Los Angeles. Reach out to us for help today and we can show you how you can take your life back from your addiction.
In order to know when to seek help for cocaine addiction, it’s helpful to know the signs of addiction to watch for. If these signs of addiction seem all too familiar, it’s time to seek treatment:
- Inability to maintain employment or frequently terminated from jobs
- Stealing from loved ones and strangers
- Lying to and avoiding time with loved ones and friends
- Inability to sleep
- Hyperactivity and inability to sit still
- Legal issues or arrests for drug usage
- Uncontrollable mood swings
- Pupil dilation
- Excessive confidence
- Runny nose
- Euphoric state
You don’t want to face the long-term health consequences that come from struggling with cocaine addiction — and you don’t have to. With help from our experienced clinicians, many of whom are in recovery themselves, we’ll help you find the strength you need to create a future that you love.
Our treatment program offers medically supervised detox, 12-step programming and evidence-based therapies for addiction — to help you take control of your life again, rebuild relationships with your loved ones and begin a fulfilling path to recovery. Our caring and supportive staff are here to support you as you navigate and overcome your cocaine addiction. Our goal is to help you be successful in paving a new course for your life.