Help for Cocaine Addiction in Florida

image of cocaineCocaine is a stimulant made from the Erythroxylum coca bush which is found in regions of South America. Cocaine can be snorted, smoked or injected. It can be combined with heroin in what’s known as a “speedball.” It results in an immediate, intense high that lasts for about 30 minutes. It works by inhibiting the reabsorption of “feel good” neurotransmitters in the brain producing a euphoric effect. Crack cocaine is made by combining cocaine and baking soda and heating it up. Many describe being hooked from the first hit and quickly developing a mental obsession with the drug.

Chronic cocaine abuse can result in serious and life-threatening short-term and long-term health consequences. Individuals that are addicted to cocaine are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Depending on the severity of their addiction, the damage done to their heart may be irreversible and lead to heart problems even if they quit using. Even young people with no prior health issues or underlying genetic predisposition can suffer a cocaine induced heart attack or stroke.  It can also cause rhabdomyolysis which will lead to kidney failure. Because cocaine restricts the blood vessels, it can cause gastrointestinal issues such as ulcers and perforations. Males who use cocaine may experience impotence. People on cocaine may experience extreme paranoia and behave impulsively and even violently. Overdosing on cocaine can lead to hyperthermia, or an overheating of the body, which can lead to death.

The withdrawal or comedown from cocaine involves extreme fatigue, depression, an inability to experience pleasure and, in some cases, suicidal thoughts. Without help, many will continue to chase the high at any cost. They will go into debt, pawn their valuables and commit illegal acts in order to get more cocaine. The drug will take precedence over their job and their loved ones. However, there is hope.

There is help for cocaine addiction in Florida. There is a Solution can work with you to find a treatment center that is most appropriate for your needs. We are a free referral service that works with a large network of detoxes, residential treatment centers, outpatient programs and sober living homes in Florida. We can place you or your loved one at an effective, affordable facility that provides around the clock, individualized care.

Cocaine addiction is a deadly disease. If you are concerned that you may have a problem, talk to a member of our professional treatment team today by calling 1-800-832-5250.

Getting Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

 No one starts using with the thought that one day their cocaine use will cost them their job, car, house and the relationships in their life. By the time they realize that they need cocaine treatment, their life is usually in complete ruins. It doesn’t always have to be this way. You have the opportunity to get help before you lose everything.

The following are signs you may need cocaine addiction treatment:

  • Has your cocaine use gone from social use to an activity that you do alone? You may have considered yourself a “recreational user” but lately it seems like something you have to hide from everyone?
  • Are you spending more money on cocaine? Do you not have enough money to pay your bills, but continue to spend money on cocaine? Do you try to make more money—sometimes through illegal means—to pay for your drugs?
  • Have friends and family expressed concern about your use? It is important to understand that your loved ones care about you. It is not uncommon for someone struggling with an addiction to cocaine to react with denial or even anger when they are confronted about their drug use. If you find yourself thinking “I wish everyone would just leave me alone?” then you may want to consider treatment.
  • Have you made repeated failed attempts to stop? You start by telling yourself that you are going to slow down or “take a break” from using, but then something comes up and you make an excuse to go and get high. Every time you have a little bit of extra money, it is the first thing you think of. You make promises to yourself and your loved ones that you’re done with it—and you mean it this time. But you go out for a couple of drinks and before you know it, it has started all over again.

If you are able to relate to any of the above, you may need treatment for a cocaine addiction. Drug treatment can help you to reclaim your life.

There is a Solution is a treatment placement service that can help you get treatment for cocaine addiction. We are a team of professional addiction experts that specialize in understanding the treatment needs of each of our clients on an individual basis.

Don’t wait. Call us at There is a Solution today. You can speak to someone 24/7 by calling 1-800-832-5250. Our services are at no cost to you.