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How Do I Know I Am Addicted To Cocaine?

March 19, 2018

How do I know I am addicted to cocaine?

The United States leads the world in cocaine consumption. Millions of Americans have a addiction to Cocaine. Thousands ask; “How do I know I am addicted to cocaine?”, each day. 

Americans snort 150 lines of cocaine every second. Drug cartels bring 400,000 pounds/180 tons of cocaine into the United States each year.

With such a high consumption and demand rates, how can there not be addiction?

Do a self assessment

A lot of people do not think they are addicted to Cocaine. It is a common denial tactic to say that you are in control and that doing cocaine doesn’t affect you.

Here are some self assessment questions that will indicate if you are addicted to cocaine:

  • Do you use cocaine for longer than you plan to?
  • Do you do more cocaine than you expect to?
  • Have you made any attempts to cut back on cocaine that have failed?
  • Do you have cravings to use cocaine?
  • Do you spend a lot of time finding, using or recovering from cocaine use?
  • Have you missed obligations like work or family gatherings as a result of cocaine use?
  • Is cocaine use affecting your social life?
  • Have you used cocaine while at work?
  • Do you see changes in your physical and mental health as a result of cocaine use?

If you answer yes to almost all of these questions than you have a addiction.

Measure your withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms that occur after lengthy cocaine use are a good indicator of addiction.

If you have the following withdrawal symptoms you are likely addicted to cocaine:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Unable to get out of bed 
  • Mood swings and feelings of depression
  • An increase in appetite
  • You feel agitated often
  • You’re mental activity is slow

Some of these symptoms can be present in people who have never used cocaine before. However, if you consistently have these feelings after cocaine binges than you are addicted to cocaine.

Furthermore, if you use cocaine to avoid these withdrawal symptoms or for relief than you are addicted.

Your tolerance level has increased  

Your tolerance to cocaine will indicate your level of addiction. As you do more cocaine your body will become immune to it. As a result, you will need to do more in order to feel the same high.

Let’s say you snort a gram of cocaine every time you go out. After a month on this pace do you feel that this amount still has the same effect? You are likely buying more cocaine and having to use it more frequently.

Monitor your tolerance levels. If you feel the usage if getting out of control you are likely addicted to cocaine.

Talk to an expert

If you are still unsure or have more questions, talk to an expert.

Call Addiction Help Today for a free consultation. We have helped thousands of people who are addicted to cocaine find treatment,.

Cocaine addiction is danger to your health and very expensive. It is important to seek treatment before it gets out of control.   

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Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

Mark joined the Addiction Help Team in 2017. Learning the business from the ground up, he now utilizes his expertise in addiction, treatment and recovery to help create content for Addiction Help Today. Mark enjoys playing golf and hockey in his spare time. He is from Toronto and went to school on the east coast of Canada .

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