How is cocaine addiction and what are its effects?
Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs in existence nowadays and the substance with the most addict patients. It can be more damaging than heroine. In non-habitual consumers, surpassing the gramme can be lethal.
Usually, cocaine dependence appears jointly with additional substance abuse, like alcohol or psychotropic drugs. In these cases, poly-consumption is prevalent. There must be a special emphasis on an appropriate detoxification for these substances since only a specialised clinical treatment of those addictions will yield the desired results.
Abuse symptoms begin looking like those of a chronic cold combined with insomnia and weight loss. In severe cases, symptoms include dizziness, vomit, irritability, convulsions and hallucinations with recurring themes like insects crawling under the skin. It can lead to a perforation of the nasal septum if inhaled, skin infections if injected, or pulmonary haemorrhage if smoked.
Exposition to cocaine during foetal development is highly likely to cause irreparable damage in newborn babies. Damages on the central nervous system are frequently unrepairable.