cocaine withdrawal

What are the Signs of Cocaine Withdrawal?

The intensity of the ups and downs with cocaine use is intense.  A good comparison is riding a roller coaster versus riding the kiddie train you will find in under-36-inches-tall-land.  Cocaine produces an intense euphoria during use.  This is caused by a surge of dopamine into the pleasure center of the brain.  Naturally, the brain becomes very chemically imbalanced during …Read More

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Why On Earth Is There So Much Crying In Treatment?

                Famous actor Johnny Depp is quoted for saying, “People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they’ve been strong for too long.” Crying has become synonymous with weakness. This is especially true for those who come into recovery not having felt or processed their emotions in many years. It takes …Read More

Quitting Addiction

Quitting Addiction, Avoiding Relapse, and Maintaining Sobriety

Addiction is a Dependency Addiction is a chemical dependency and a chronic disease. When a person becomes addicted to a substance, the cycle can be difficult to break due to changes in brain chemistry and functioning. There are also psychological and emotional dependencies that are intertwined with the chemical elements of addiction. These dependencies can make quitting addiction difficult, especially …Read More

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Experts are Still Looking for the Right Medication for Cocaine Addiction

Believe it or not, there is no FDA-approved medication that is effective in treating cocaine addiction. There are many forms of effective treatment, such as participating in therapy, residing at a treatment center, attending 12-step meetings, etc. However, medications can often make withdrawal and fighting cravings easier. The good news is that there are other types of medication that have …Read More