The risks of continuing to use cocaine into late stage addiction raises the stakes for the user and is something that the user needs to be aware of. The most glaring risk is that of overdosing and death. According to NIDA, 5,000 people overdosed and died in 2013. This number rose to near 7,000 in 2015 and continues to be a problem.
As with other drugs, long-term exposure to cocaine can cause life-changing effects, including job loss, relationship deterioration, financial distress, compromised immunity, hallucinations and psychological instability, overdose, and potentially death. For those addicted to cocaine, detox and inpatient addiction treatment can set the foundation for long-term sobriety.
Other irreversible long-term health problems include stroke, seizure, heart disease, cardiovascular and respiratory complications. Cognitive disorders that affect memory and attention span can also present a risk while contracting infectious diseases (HIV, Hepatitis B/C) will also affect those users who choose to inject themselves with unsafe dirty needles.
Detox promotes healing in a safe, comfortable environment, providing resources for withdrawal that mitigate negative symptoms. With a staff of trained doctors and nurses, Palm Beach Recovery Center offers a way to detox under the watchful eye of professionals. Our goal is to minimize discomfort, offering over-the-counter and prescription medications as needed, psychological care, and personal support to encourage abstinence from cocaine and other drugs, both today and for years to come.
For those addicted to cocaine, help is here. Please contact Palm Beach Recovery Center today to learn more about how to overcome addiction with cocaine detox.