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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a dangerous drug that causes severe addiction which is difficult for the user to overcome.  Many of the signs of cocaine addiction are easy to see while others may not be so.  Cocaine addiction causes adverse physical and psychological reactions that include psychosis, insomnia, depression, lack of motivation and anxiety.  If you or someone you love is addicted to cocaine,

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cocaine addiction signs

Knowing the signs of cocaine addiction can save your loved ones life.

The signs of cocaine addiction are typically broken down into two categories: short term addiction symptoms and long-term addiction symptoms.  These can also be categorized based on the type the addiction symptom such as physical or psychological.  Below is a look at the short term signs of cocaine addiction as well as the long-term signs of cocaine addiction:

Short-Term Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Within minutes or even seconds of using cocaine many of the short-term signs of addiction become prevalent.  These signs of cocaine addiction include:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Upbeat or increased mood
  • Mood swings
  • Diminished appetite or complete loss of appetite
  • Extreme bouts of energy
  • Insomnia

Long-Term Signs of Cocaine Addiction

As time progresses and the addiction to cocaine become more prevalent, the signs of the addiction can become more severe and also more noticeable.  The long-term signs of cocaine addiction include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis
  • Increased anxiety
  • Increased mood swings
  • Schizophrenia
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of motivation
  • Becoming mentally agitated easily
  • Physical agitation
  • Aggression
  • Depression
  • Hypervigilance
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Sinus infections
  • Sinus deteriorations
  • Heart problems