Depression And Cocaine Addiction - The Connection

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Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive substance. Many people wonder how addictive cocaine really is and if there is some form of treatment. The use of cocaine could be traced back to the ancient people, who evidently started using coca leaves (the source of cocaine) even during the ancient times. It is a highly addictive drug that acts directly on the brain and could then cause different effects when there is continued use.

When a person abuses cocaine, he or she is found to have diminished intake of meals per day. According to research, alcohol and coffee consumption increases, as well as the intake of fatty foods. There is also an increased prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia among cocaine users when compared with those who do not use cocaine. Since anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders, this could mean a certain amount of depression begins to settle among cocaine users.

Cocaine is a very potent stimulant and it causes a lot of changes in the brain. It was coined as the "power drug" of the 80's and 90's. Before it was discovered to be an addictive substance, it wasn't listed as one of those that had high addictive potential. But with further study, it has been noted and proven that cocaine (or otherwise known as crack, coke, etc) is really addictive in nature. Whatever the way of administration is, be it through snorting, smoking, or injection, the effects are still the same and the use of cocaine is very detrimental to a person's health.

Is there a treatment for cocaine addiction? The answer is yes! With proper and positive motivation, cocaine addiction can be treated. It is important for the cocaine addict to realize that he or she is really addicted to the substance. Without the acknowledgment, he or she might not cooperate and continue to suffer from the effects of cocaine withdrawal.

According to studies, the euphoria that cocaine gives to its users peaks ten to twenty minutes after administration, which makes it a fast acting substance. This is one of the major reasons why people are easily addicted to it. For those who want to get rid of the addiction, it is important to acknowledge the problem for faster recovery. People who are suffering from cocaine addiction need all the help they can get when they are undergoing therapy. The support of the family and close friends are needed and should be encouraged by therapists.

Often when a person faces up to their addiction they face huge emotional turmoil. The same happens when undergoing treatment to beat the addiction. Ultimately the addiction must be replaced with a healthier lifestyle. The addict must face up to the reasons why they became addicted and will have to get help and support for their emotional and/or mental health problems and depression in order to make a full and lasting recovery.

Remember, it is possible to recover from addiction and depression. Get the right help, advice and support and start the road to recovery today!

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    Nice post.Change your diet.Cocaine addicts don't eat regularly as the drug tends to suppress appetite.Eat three square meals a day, or five smaller portioned meals spread out through the day.

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    They also make the addicts suffer from panic attacks. Unfortunately there are a lot of people who are addicted to this drug, making it one of the most popular drugs in some in and around the United States.

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