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Three Methods Of Cocaine Addiction And Recovery

By Bill Underwooda

Cocaine addiction and recovery can be incredibly difficult, and it’s more difficult for some than others. The good news is that cocaine is not, really, the most addictive drug in the world when it comes to physical addiction. Or at least, it’s really no more addictive than, say, junk food and soda pop in that way. Yes, your body will crave it, but this isn’t where the heart of cocaine addiction lies. The bad news is that cocaine is one of the most emotionally addictive drugs in the world.

Cocaine is a drug that puts you on cloud nine, making you feel like some sort of earthbound god. In fact, it tears up your sinuses, kills brain cells, and has you acting rude and pushy to everyone around you. It has you wasting all your money on something that you don’t really need, and that can kill you if you’re not careful. Of course, in the middle of a high, it’s not always so easy to simply remind yourself of all the negative aspects of the drug. If the drug made you feel bad while using it, it wouldn’t really be all that addictive.

If you’re dealing with cocaine addiction and you’re ready to quit, try the following:

Just Quit Using.

Easier said than done, right? Well, some people can kick cocaine just like that, while others suffer a more severe addiction. Take any cocaine you have and get rid of it right now. Don’t save a little “just in case”, get rid of all of it. Stop associating with whoever your hookup is, or whoever enables you. If they happen to be a close friend, just tell them you’re not paying for cocaine anymore and see if they still hang around without the drugs.

Get a Healthy Substitute.

For many of us, an addiction is more of a need to fill some void in our lives than anything. We may not be depressed, we may not be necessarily chemically addicted, we just need something to do. If this is you, you may be able to quit by getting a healthier full time interest. After you’ve sobered up, you can replace drugs with working out, drawing, writing or any number of other interests. They’re all more rewarding than drug and alcohol addiction.

3. Find a Cocaine Rehabilitation Program

If neither of the above worked for you, then sorry to say, but you probably won’t be able to kick the stuff on your own. Look, you can either sign into rehab, or you can wait until your family and friends put you through the emotionally draining and humiliating experience of an intervention. One way or another, it’s time to raise the white flag and ask for help.

Learn more about cocaine addiction. Stop by Bill Underwooda’s site, where you can find out all about cocaine treatment and post acute withdrawal symptoms.

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