The word cocaine includes the drug in its common powder form (cocaine) and a crystal form (crack). Tolerance to cocaine quickly develops with higher doses are more frequent use. Compulsive cocaine use develops much more rapidly when the substance is smoked rather than snorted. Prolonged daily use causes sleep deprivation and loss of appetite. The user can experience psychotic episodes and hallucinations. Coming down from cocaine or crack causes depression so severe that the individual will do anything to get more. It can get so severe as to cause suicide. Cocaine addiction will always end in one of three ways � jail, death, or sobriety.
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What are rehab centers, and what should rehab centers do? If we understand the word rehabilitate to mean �restoring to a previous condition�, then we can get an idea of what a rehab center should do. Does the rehab center treat the whole being or just the substance abuse? Once drug or alcohol use ceases and the person is no longer withdrawing from use the real job of rehabilitation starts. Most addicts and alcoholics have a ton of cravings, guilt and depression to deal with. When it comes to restoring the person to a previous condition these important points must be confronted and relief obtained otherwise one is prone to relapse. These three points have been proven to be key points of address in gaining a drug free productive life without constant relapse. Narconon Arrowhead addresses these three points fully and from several different angles to as full a resolution as possible. For the individual
Drugs, including prescription drugs, are essentially poisons. The amount taken determines the effect. A small amount acts as a stimulant, a greater amount acts as a sedative, and an even larger amount acts as a poison and can kill. This is true of any drug, including prescription drugs. Only the amount needed to achieve the desired result differs. Prescription drugs along with illegal drugs block off all sensations, the desirable ones with the unwanted. They may of short term value in handling pain, but they also work to wipe out ability, alertness, and muddy one�s thinking.
Drug use occurs in an effort to relieve some form of pain, it may be physical but is often times emotional or a combination of the two. This could be as simple as using alcohol or pot to avoid peer pressure as a teen, or the use of painkillers after an industrial accident. Either way the drug is found to alleviate the symptoms. The bigger the problem, the greater the discomfort and the more relief is sought. With continued abuse the drugs begin to create mental and physical damage of their own and if continued unchecked the person�s life when sober is filled with despair and misery. At this point all the person wants to do is escape these feelings by drugging or drinking them away. This is the downward spiral of addiction.
Alcohol addiction goes by the more commonly used term of alcoholism. Make no mistake about it; this is an addiction pure and simple. Addiction is a condition characterized by repeated and compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol, or other substances despite adverse social, mental, and physical consequences. Alcohol is a very common substance of abuse, accompanying the main drug of addiction, in the case of multiple substance abuse. Conversely, other drugs are commonly involved with alcohol addiction as well. The common denominators to all these addictions are cravings, guilt, and depression and are the three factors needing addressed in order to obtain a drug free and productive life.