Cocaine is an addictive, stimulant substance produced from the crushed leaves of coca plants. It is a chemical in many legitimate medicines to treat various conditions, but when used for recreational purposes, Cocaine is considered a street drug and falls under the illegal substances category.
Cocaine affects the brain with a temporary euphoria that, with repeated use over a period, causes psychological and physical dependency. The repeated use of Cocaine creates changes in the way a person’s brain releases dopamine. Dopamine is a natural chemical produced by the brain when a person is happy and this is the addictive aspect of the drug since it will cause an individual to use it repeatedly, and more often, in order to get the desired result. Cocaine addiction inhibits the natural production of dopamine and replaces it with euphoric, almost manic feelings of high alertness, irritability, paranoia, and an energy level focused on obtaining and using cocaine. This uncontrollable desire can lead an individual to engage in risky illegal behavior to get money to buy cocaine.
People addicted to cocaine are very likely to use other drugs like alcohol, and opiates, which act as depressants on the body, to balance the high euphoric effect. This dangerous combination can cause heart failure. The best way to treat cocaine addiction successfully is to get medical detox in a supervised environment.
The Sunrise Detox Center at Toms River provides medical detox from cocaine with 24/7 medical monitoring to prevent withdrawal complications, of which the most disturbing are depression and suicide. The psychological withdrawal symptoms of cocaine detox last about two weeks, but this varies with each individual. Sunrise Detox Toms River is a medical detox facility where the symptoms of withdrawals are treated under the supervision of medically trained professionals who keep the patient safe as they undergo the withdrawal stage.