Cocaine Addiction Help
There is a commonly believed myth that cocaine is not addictive because it lacks the many physical symptoms associated with drugs like heroin. However, cocaine is much more psychologically addictive and it is this mental dependence that makes recovery even more difficult. Cravings and urges to use the drug do not stop once use is stopped.
Overall, cocaine addiction affects all genders, ages, professions, races, and classes of society. The risk of dependence increases with extended use. The risk of becoming addicted within the first 2 years of first use is 5-6%, while the rate for addiction after 10 years of continued use is 15-16%. The risk also increases if cocaine is injected as opposed to snorted or smoked. Some studies have shown that, although cocaine is used more frequently by men, women are more likely to become addicted.
If you or someone you know is addicted to cocaine, the best thing to do is seek professional help. The psychological dependence of cocaine makes it incredibly difficult to overcome on your own. Cocaine Anonymous and Narconon offer resources, counseling and full rehabilitation programs to help you get clean and live a happier, healthier lifestyle.
Cocaine Anonymous is open to all persons who state a desire to stop using cocaine, including “crack” cocaine. There are no dues or fees for membership.
Narconon provides drug information, education about the effects of drugs and effective drug rehabilitation programs for those already in the grip of addiction.