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Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Use Behavior

Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Use Behavior

Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Use Behavior

While cocaine is used on occasion for valid medical purposes, most of the time it is abused recreationally.

Although someone may take this drug just to try it, because of its highly addictive quality, many people quickly get hooked. While they may try to detox from cocaine on their own, doing so is easier said than done. All too often, without professional help, people will spiral out of control and their addiction to cocaine will start to impact their health and change their behaviors.

Cocaine Addiction Behavioral Patterns to Look For

Drug addictions are large-scale problems. They not only involve someone becoming physically dependent on a substance, but also lead to drastic changes in the person as well. Someone who starts using cocaine may start to turn into a stranger right before your eyes. Noticeable physical changes may come later and, by then, it may be harder to help. The best way to keep this from happening and to help your loved one is to recognize cocaine use behavioral signs early. Once you are able to identify the behavior of someone on cocaine and recognize a loved one’s cocaine addiction, you can get them into treatment like at our Boca Raton rehab.

Common signs of cocaine use behavior may include:

  • High energy or excitability
  • Talking faster or more than normal
  • Fidgeting
  • Isolating themselves
  • Acting paranoid
  • Engaging in risky behavior
  • Acting cocky or overconfident
  • Irregular sleeping habits or not sleeping at all
  • Skipping meals
  • Lying or acting secretive
  • Stealing money
  • Breaking the law
  • Acting impulsively
  • Lashing out or engaging in violent behavior
  • Neglecting regular grooming habits or personal hygiene
  • Not wanting to do things that once made them happy

Cocaine addict behavior can be dangerous, and it will only get worse as the addiction becomes more severe. It can not only impact several aspects of the user’s life, but it could also put their life at risk. If you recognize the signs of cocaine use behavior in someone you care about, take action. If they refuse to get help, it may be time to call in a drug intervention specialist to try to get them into treatment.

At Banyan Boca, we understand that a drug addiction of any kind can lead to drastic changes in someone you love that can build a rift between you. To start bridging this gap before it is too late, get them help.

Call us today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about how we may be able to help your loved one get back to normal.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Use Behavior
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