Local Rehab Releases Blog on Cocaine Side Effects

Georgetown, DE - In their recent blog post, SUN Behavioral Health Delaware discusses the common symptoms people experience if they have a cocaine use disorder. These symptoms can range from short-term to long-term, significantly impacting a person’s health. Some symptoms are pleasurable, while others may feel uncomfortable. Seeking treatment for a cocaine use disorder is the best way to avoid these side effects.

“The method by which you consume cocaine can have an impact on what side effects you might experience. For example, someone who injects cocaine may have puncture marks known as tracks in the areas where they inject the substance. Injecting cocaine can also increase someone’s risk of developing needle-sharing-based diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV,” the blog post states.

Typically, cocaine side effects come and go quickly, and this can be impacted by the method by which someone partakes in the substance. Only consuming cocaine once often leads to short-term side effects. These effects may include dilated pupils, increased blood pressure, restlessness, paranoia, and vertigo. More severe side effects from a one-time occurrence with cocaine can consist of heart attacks, seizures, and a coma. These often occur if someone takes more of the substance than their body can handle. However, repeated consumption of cocaine can lead to people experiencing long-term side effects, such as organ damage, panic attacks, hallucinations, malnourishment, and strokes. Some people may experience bleeding in the brain and impaired cognitive functions, resulting in memory concerns or the inability to perform motor tasks.

Cocaine has an impact on the body and the mind. People with a cocaine use disorder may be more prone to developing depression or suicidal thoughts. They may become irritable or impatient. Some people may express feelings of aggression. A cocaine overdose is also a possibility if someone consumes too much of the substance in one sitting. Signs of an overdose include hyperthermia, confusion, chest pain, hypertension, and cardiac arrest. An overdose is a medical emergency and requires 911 to be called immediately. It is important to answer as many questions as one can when the first responders arrive, as this can help them save the person’s life.

“Handling a cocaine use disorder can often feel like you are alone in a world where nobody understands you. Cocaine has had control over your life for so long that you don’t know what it looks like without it. Perhaps a part of you feels some sense of comfort in your cocaine use despite knowing you will have a healthier life without it. You don’t have to be alone, and you are strong enough to move forward away from cocaine. By seeking cocaine addiction treatment, you will be able to interact with people who are willing and open to helping you achieve your goals. Treatment can give you a support system of people who are with you every step of your recovery journey,” the blog post continues.

SUN Behavioral Health Delaware solves unmet needs in the community. They offer a no-cost care assessment that connects potential patients with a representative who works with them, their doctors, and their medical history to determine the treatment plan and program that best fits their needs. Their crisis care is also open 24/7, enabling individuals to find stabilization no matter the day or time. In addition, they can treat co-occurring disorders, ensuring people can find lasting recovery without complications.

To learn more, call them at 302-604-5600 or visit their website. SUN Behavioral Health Delaware solves unmet needs.


For more information about SUN Behavioral Delaware, contact the company here:

SUN Behavioral Delaware
Esther Curtis
21655 Biden Ave
Georgetown, DE 19947

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