Cocaine addiction help is available at our residential treatment centre for women. We are in the Greater Vancouver Area and help women recover from the harmful affects of addiction. If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction to cocaine, contact us at 1-800-801-8354.

What is Cocaine and How Do You Become Addicted to This Powerful Stimulant?

Cocaine is a very powerful stimulant. It is made from the leaves of the South American coca bush. The leaves are processed into a fine, white powder. Once consumed, the effects of cocaine wear off rather quickly. This causes a tolerance to build up. With even a few uses of cocaine an addiction can form. Addiction happens when the brain’s reward system is over-stimulated. Without continuous activation, withdrawal symptoms can be felt. Often adulterants are added or “cut” into cocaine. These can be harmful or even lethal on their own.

Fentanyl is Being Used as a Filler Ingredient in Cocaine – Street Drugs are Dangerous and Lethal

Cocaine has been cut with Fentanyl recently in Vancouver, BC. It is frequently used as a “filler ingredient” by sellers. Fentanyl is a very dangerous opiate. With any street drug, there is always a risk of contamination and overdose.

There are many tragic overdoses in BC & Vancouver and it is on the rise. Some with fentanyl involvement, some without. With any addiction it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms. Only then can an action plan for recovery can be put into place.

Signs of Cocaine Drug Abuse and Addiction – Cocaine Addiction Help

If you have an addiction, it is hard to admit this to yourself. How about to someone else? Even harder. Addicts need to have family and friends look for signs of cocaine use. They should also look for general signs of addiction. With early detection, you might be able to prevent your own or someone else’s drug experimentation from turning into an addiction. If you, a loved one or someone you know is using cocaine, you may recognize some of these classic signs of use. If you do, then it’s time to get cocaine addiction help.

  • Enlarged pupils so dilated that eyes look almost entirely black
  • Restlessness
  • Increased alertness and energy
  • Loss of interest in food
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Talkativeness, fast speech
  • Scattered speech, skipping from topic to topic
  • Dramatic mood changes: elated, irritable, depressed, argumentative, aggressive
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nasal congestion
  • Slurred speech

Behavioral Changes May Indicate an Addiction to Cocaine or Another Drug

Personality and behavioral changes may be the first apparent symptoms of a drug addiction. Changes in effectiveness and interest at work, depression or a lack of interest in usual hobbies are potential signs of addiction. Another noticeable symptom of drug use is for someone to suddenly develop unexplained financial problems.

Along with problems created by an addiction, the addicted person usually has underlying feelings they have not dealt with. This is often the reason why people turn to drugs in the first pace. This is true even if drug use first starts off as recreational use. 

Contact Us for Cocaine Addiction Help Today

If you are concerned for a loved one, for yourself, or someone you know please contact us for cocaine addiction help. We successfully treat women and guide them through recovery. We have caring, knowledgeable staff and a carefully designed rehabilitation program. Call us today at 1-800-801-8354. We are ready to assist you.