My sister's an addict

by armando
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What effects do addicts have when they're on cocaine?

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Cocaine has many negative effects
by: Debbie Wicker

Cocaine is like other drugs in that each person shows the effects differently. Symptoms are sometimes subtle, like a gradual change in a person’s activities, hobbies, professional goals and their choice of friends.

They may become estranged from their family, which may be a sign of an impending serious psychological issue. The symptoms add up. It’s a pattern of behavior that leads the observer to conclude that the person has slipped into addiction.

An observant friend may see all of this happening, but a professional is best suited for determining where the person is at in the disease cycle. The important task is for people to get help when they get into trouble.

Also, emergency rooms report cocaine deaths due to cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, seizures and deaths and serious injury due to stupid behavior as a result of using cocaine.

Finally, users can develop gastrointestinal problems with continued use, convulsions, muscle spasms, blurred vision and fall into a coma. Because cocaine suppressed appetite, users can go on a binge for days and not eat, leading to health problems related to poor nutrition.

Hopefully you can help your sister to get treatment and start going to NA or AA meetings.


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