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13 Apr 08 Cocaine Addiction

When you get addicted to cocaine, it is often very difficult to break the habit. Efforts to cocaine withdrawal would often lead to restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and even sleeplessness. Physical symptoms often worsen as you get preoccupied in your own thoughts; you develop general suspiciousness; and eventually a toxic syndrome, consisting of tremors, agitation, hostility, panic, headache, flushed skin, chest pain, excessive perspiration, vomiting, and abdominal cramps.

They also experience wakefulness, talkativeness, increased heart rate, tremors, heightened blood pressure, dilation of the pupils of eye, rise in body temperature, constriction of blood vessels, and a reduction of appetite. Other responses include a reduction of fatigue (masked by stimulation of the central nervous system), enhanced mental alertness, and increased sociability.

If there is no medical intervention or drug rehabilitation, one could experience high fever, convulsions, and heart and blood vessel collapse that may even lead to death. Thus, it cannot be denied that engaging yourself to the use of cocaine is deadly. Treatments for cocaine addiction are costly and there is also difficulty in the attempt to develop alternatives to its usage. Former cocaine abusers should not only be instilled with the skills needed to maintain abstinence, but also with the ability needed to initiate and lead a drug-free life.

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