What is Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. Many addicts have reported that they were hooked from the first time that they used cocaine.

Cocaine is the principal alkaloid of the South America shrub Erythroxylon coca. Cocaine is listed as a controlled substance as a schedule II substance.

Cocaine is known on the street as Coke, Crack, Rock or Snow. When Cocaine is packaged is a white crystalline powder it is called Snow. When it is in a paste, free-base, or rock form it is called Crack. Crack is often smoked either alone or sprinkled on marijuana or tobacco.

You may have also heard of a Cocaine Speedball. A Speedball is when Cocaine is combined with an opiate such as Heroin. Cocaine is commonly used by¬†intravenous and intramuscular injections, smoking, or snorting. A method made popular in the 80’s for Cocaine use was free basing or basing. This is the inhalation of Crack Cocaine vapors. The Cocaine then produces a high in 7 to 10 seconds. It is this intense fast high that makes Cocaine highly addictive.

The high from Cocaine is described as lasting 2 to 20 minutes. The more that a Cocaine addict uses the higher their tolerance will develop. This tolerance causes the addict to have to use more and more of the drug in order to get the same euphoric feeling that they originally felt.

Cocaine addiction is intense but is completely treatable with the right treatment approach. The Treatment Referral Specialist of Treatments Solutions can help you find the right options for your specific addiction and situation.



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