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coke addiction signs

Coke addiction has a number of signs that are sometimes easily recognizable and sometimes not so easy to see.  Because cocaine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system, addiction to this drug tends to begin after the very first use and can be very difficult to overcome.  The signs of coke addiction are both physical and emotional in nature affecting each user in various ways.

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Physical Signs of Coke Addiction

Physically, coke addiction can have some very diverse side effects and sign.  Depending on how the individual is using the drug, some or all of the following physical signs of coke addiction may be present:

  • Weight loss
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nosebleeds
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus infections
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sores on the nose
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach problems or digestive problems
  • Increased temperature
  • Increased colds or other illnesses


Emotional Signs of Coke Addiction

Emotionally, coke addiction can cause a number of different signs and symptoms.  Some of the most common emotional or psychological signs of coke addiction include:

  • Moodiness
  • Anxiety
  • Rapid speaking
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Changes in social status or friends
  • Changes in sleeping patterns (staying up late or all night and then sleeping during the day)
  • Behavioral changes
  • Missing days at work or school
  • Failing grades or performing poorly at work
  • Needing money more frequently
  • Denying where money was spent or lying about it
  • Bursts of energy followed by long bouts of sleep
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia or schizophrenic thoughts (everyone’s out to get me)
  • Avoiding friends or family