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Signs of Cocaine Use
Warning signs of cocaine use. Suspect someone is using cocaine? Learn the signs of cocaine use. This article has information on common signs of cocaine use, signs of cocaine addiction, cocaine withdrawal symptoms, and signs of cocaine overdose.
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The most common signs of cocaine usage include:
Some Signs that you need help:
Researchers in the 1980’s believed cocaine users did not experience true withdrawal symptoms. However, we now know that when cocaine use stops, symptoms are similar to a cocaine crash and can last months, even years, depending on the type of use, frequency, time spent using, and any pre-existing mental problems. The major symptoms of withdrawal include:
This intense craving generally causes the recovering compulsive user to relapse time and time again.
Most often an overdose is not fatal, it only feels like it. An overdose of cocaine can be caused by as little as 1/50 of a gram or as much as 1.2 grams. This is known as the “caine reaction”. Most users survive the overly sweaty, cold and clammy sensation accompanied with the feeling of impending death.
However, the direct and indirect effects of cocaine use, in fact, kill thousands. These deaths are the result from cardiac arrest, seizure, respiratory failure and an extra-high body temperature known as severe hyperthermia.
First time users along with chronic users can experience an exaggerated reaction far beyond what they might normally feel. This is because of the phenomenon known as
As people use cocaine they become more sensitive to the toxic effects rather than less sensitive and therefore can experience an overdose with less drug than they are use to using.
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