Signs of Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine is a stimulant. Its ‘high’ is a feeling of limitless energy. Like any drug, cocaine changes an individual’s brain chemistry. The longer or more often it is used, the more the body becomes dependent upon the drug. Along with dependency comes a tolerance for the drug. Individuals use more and more of the drug for two reasons:
- Their brain now relies on the drug to produce dopamine rather than naturally produce it
- Strong and more frequent doses have to be taken to achieve the same ‘high.’
Thus, when a person wants to stop using cocaine, they experience withdrawal symptoms.