There are still some people who believe that cocaine is not addictive. This is simply not true. In animal studies, a monkey will push a bar more than 12,000 times to get a single dose of cocaine. The animals will choose cocaine over food and water, no matter how hungry or thirsty they might be. They will take cocaine even when shocked or otherwise punished for it. They will continue taking it until they reach a fatal dosage.
People who use cocaine are no different. They will go to any lengths to get it, will continue to use it even when their lives fall apart because of it, and many die from it. Yet cocaine is one of the most commonly used of all major drugs.
If you are using cocaine, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to stop by yourself. The resulting depression is so strong that it drives users to use again. The best thing you can do for yourself is get treatment at one of the many drug rehab facilities that specialize in cocaine addiction.
A Resource for Finding Drug Rehab Facilities
At SoberRecovery.com, we maintain a listing of reputable drug rehab facilities that you can use to find help. There are twelve-step programs and alternatives such as holistic treatment, medical models and faith-based programs, so you can find a treatment center that suits your needs. Many centers also offer financing information and/or sliding scales. Think of how much you’ve already lost to cocaine, and take action now. You can be helped. You just need to ask.