What Are The Causes Of Cocaine Withdrawal
A detox can assist those suffering from the mental side effects that result from quitting Cocaine to better manage them.
What Is The Cause Of The Withdrawal Symptoms
Cocaine affects people by giving them a high amount of pleasure, it works by increasing high levels of dopamine in the brain, thus sending the users into a euphoric state which gives them a lot of pleasure. Eventually the body becomes addicted to the drug when it's taken regularly. The addiction grows to an extent where the drug is needed for normal functioning of the body and brain in general. When someone quits Cocaine they feel withdrawal symptoms because of this. The withdrawal symptoms are sometimes very severe such that the addicts opt to use the drug just to avoid them.
How often you use the drug will determine how the side effects of stopping its use will be on your body.
The Symptoms Of Withdrawal
It takes a short time for someone to start experiencing these symptoms because Cocaine wears from the body faster. Withdrawal symptoms are torturing to users, many of them continue increasing the dose of drug to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. Death may occur if the drug is used in excessive amounts just to curb the withdrawal symptoms.
How Long Does Withdrawal Last
Some withdrawal symptoms are life threatening, they may lead to depression which leads the user to have suicidal thoughts. Moments within quitting Cocaine is when the side effects manifest themselves. During the month the user stopped using Cocaine, the severity of the side effects and the urges are much worse. It can take a very long time for the effects to reduce after you have stopped using Cocaine. Withdrawal symptoms are hard to overcome, therefore it is very difficult for users to quit Cocaine.
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Below are some of the withdrawal symptoms of Cocaine use
- Larger Appetite
- Suicidal ideation
Withdrawal Of Cocaine Timeline
When the abuse of Cocaine stops withdrawal side effects occur instantly. The upsurge in desire to eat, fatigue and uneasiness are some of the initial side effects of withdrawal. At this point, one does not feel like using the drug as much.
Afterward, the intensity of the cravings just grow until it becomes a perturbing urge. This stage is where the dependent is tired due to the struggle with the symptoms but unable to sleep. Melancholic mood changes and graphic nightmares are pretty usual.
Severe Cocaine cravings and depression go on. During the recovery or withdrawal period, the patient becomes emotionally unstable and confused. Other usual symptoms are uneasiness and short-temperedness.
When detox starts to work and the body normalizes, these withdrawal symptoms start to go away. It is important to note that cravings are still very likely making the patient susceptible to relapse. Sometimes, nervousness and anxiety can also come back.
Detoxification And Treatment
Although it may take some effort and commitment, monitored detox is capable of offering recovering users a chance at a complete recovery. It is not mandatory for therapeutic means to be used for the treatment of Cocaine addiction. A good alternative that doesn't take up much of the user's times and also leads to success is outpatient treatment. For 10 to12 hours per week, the recovering addict visits a medical care facility or clinic. During rehabilitation of Cocaine addicts, doctors and advisers come to their premises to execute mental and physical examinations.
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Treatment Of Cocaine Addiction
Nervousness, cravings and depression are some of the hardest withdrawal side effects to deal with when it comes to Cocaine dependency.
Currently, there are no approved medications used in effectively combating these symptoms. Overcoming Cocaine dependency can be much easier and efficient with psychotherapy and social groups.
Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step groups can provide psychological support and former users for rehabilitating addicts.
Users can also acquire the skills necessary to remain drug free from single or shared counselling sessions. The most popular counselling is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
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