Cocaine is usually inhaled, injected, or smoked by users.
This drug rapidly affects the brain, causing a flood of dopamine and associated short-term feel-good effects.  Repeated use or binges can result in a tolerance that paves the path for cocaine overdose. So, what does coke overdose look like? Here are symptoms and what to do if a cocaine overdose happens.
Symptoms of Cocaine Overdose
Because the effects of cocaine can be short-lived, users may take more and more to maintain their high. Things can quickly turn dangerous, with overdose happening. Signs of cocaine overdose include symptoms such as:
- Irregular or rapid heart rhythm
- Seizures or tremors
- Increased body temperature
- Sweating excessively
- Difficulty breathing or controlling the bladder
- Increased blood pressure
If you see these symptoms of cocaine overdose in yourself or a loved one, it’s important to get medical help. Cocaine overdose can cause many health problems that require professional assistance for safe recovery.
What to Do After Cocaine Overdose
Following any overdose, it’s time to make a change. With medically monitored detox, sobriety is possible. Many people think that they need to hit “rock bottom” before they enter a center for detox in Florida. But that isn’t true. A singular awful moment does not need to be the precursor to treatment, you simply need to recognize that it’s time to make a change. “Rock bottom” is simply the point when you choose to make a change, and now is the time to find sobriety.
Professional Cocaine Detox Programs
At Banyan Detox Stuart, we offer cocaine detox programs to help men and women safely detox from cocaine and all its forms. There are difficult withdrawal symptoms associated with coke detox, but with medically monitored detox from Banyan Stuart, safe and comfortable detoxification is possible.
Following detox, patients will be paired with the inpatient or outpatient program that best matches their treatment needs.
Our Banyan Treatment Center family of facilities can assist with all aspects of successful cocaine addiction treatment, from detox all the way to alumni recovery programs. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our treatment programs and detox services.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse – Cocaine