When Cocaine is taken, it takes effect in the body fairly quickly. If large amounts of the drug are ingested, it can be dangerous.

Users displaying the following warning signs which are common in addicts:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Heart attacks
  • Violent behaviour
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Sweats and chills
  • Confusion and disorientation

If either you or a loved one has a Cocaine addiction, it can be a worrying time and it may be difficult to know who to turn to for help.

Some people manage to quit Cocaine on their own, but for others, it can be a more complex journey to getting clean, especially if Cocaine abuse has taken over relationships with friends and loved ones, a person’s financial situation, and their ability to go to work and hold down a job. If you know someone who may have a Cocaine addiction, the first step is to encourage them to seek help. Many people with drug problems refuse to accept they have an issue or seek help. Plan what you will say to them carefully and be prepared for any kind of reaction, including one that may be aggressive or confrontational.