How To Deal With a Cocaine Comedown
If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re looking for help after taking cocaine, or looking for information for someone who has. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug, and initial use can cause stimulating effects like increased energy, elevated mood, hyper-focus and a sense of euphoria. Lesser known effects include intense mood swings, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, dangerously increased heart rate, and self harm. As the effects of cocaine wear off, you will experience a comedown due to the reduction of dopamine – the feelgood chemical that cocaine helps to stimulate – which leads to powerful cravings for more cocaine.
What are some signs of a cocaine comedown?
A cocaine comedown is a collection of intense and often overwhelming symptoms which inlude physical, mental and emotional challenges. A cocaine user may have sought to alleviate social anxiety, and are actually left with paranoia and agitation. Cocaine addicts often stay up all night or even for days at a time, leaving them feeling exhausted and fatigued. Other symptoms include a headache, excessive thirst, depression and very low mood, and a sore or bloody nose.
How to beat cocaine addiction?
The simplest and often most difficult answer to digest, is not to take more cocaine. Although the craving for more cocaine will be intense as the comedown starts to take effect, by taking more, all you are doing is delaying dealing with the problem. Addiction help starts with the admission that there is a problem, until the person admits to themselves they need help they are condemed to continue returning to the drug. People seeking help via the NHS or other local drug and alcohol services often find they are not far gone enought to access any support. Unfortunately, the NHS does not offer cocaine rehab in the UK. Help me stop offer an intensive Dayhab or Digital Dayhab programme for people seeking addiction help and offer a solution on how to beat cocaine addiction. They have had fantastic results with many clients going on to live free from cocaine for substantial lengths of time.
If you are seeking help for cocaine addiction or other drug or alcohol addiction, contact us on 0208 191 9191 for a free, no-obligation informal chat about how our drug rehab centres and dayhab programs can help you.
SYMPTOMS AND HOW TO ALLEVIATE:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, here’s how to alleviate them in the short term. For the long term, the best thing to do is to quit completely, but giving up cocaine after prolonged or excessive use can be extremely difficult because your body can become dependent on it to function. While these suggestions will help alleviate the varying unpleasant symptoms of a comedown, the only reliable cure is the passage of time as your body works to process and expel every last trace of the drug.
Instead of spending your money on a cycle of cocaine and short term remedies to counteract the side effects, the best way to prevent further comedowns and crashes is to invest in rehabilitation treatment and take control of your addiction, and your health, for good.
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