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Derived from the coca plant in South America, cocaine is usually found in a white powder form. Coca leaves were chewed by the indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia for thousands of years as a salve and productivity drug. The usual amount of cocaine derived from chewing the coca leaf is about 200 milligrams.
In the last century or so, drink companies figured out that it was a desirable additive to their products, and it was sold legally both as an additive and solo as a drug for regular everyday people. By the 1910s, doctors and the public had figured out how addicting it was and that tolerances leading to overdoses and addiction could develop from its regular use. However, by the 1980s, it became the illicit drug of choice for the “cool kids”. Since the 80s, cocaine has fallen out of favor with more choices (cheaper drugs being the motivation for the shift) being available on the black market. Meth has been a big factor in the stabilization of cocaine use since the 90s.
Cocaine has many forms, the white powder form being the most common. Powder cocaine is laid out on a flat surface in lines and snorted via a straw or rolled-up dollar bill. Crack cocaine is a smoked form named for the sound it makes when heated in a crack pipe.
When cocaine is snorted, it gets absorbed in the mucous membranes, stomach, and lungs. Smoked cocaine is rapidly and fully absorbed by the body, with effects being felt almost instantaneously. Cocaine has the possibility of disrupting and harming your cardiovascular system in both the short and long term as a vasoconstrictor. The cardiac effects of cocaine are the biggest reason cocaine kills its users.
When cocaine users take the drug, it usually causes euphoria, paranoia, and hyperactivity. The blood pressure and heart rate will go up and you’ll feel a rush. Cocaine is a drug that rapidly develops tolerance in users, meaning that regular users will have to use more and more to get any effect. The more coke that’s taken, the closer you get to overdosing.
In the state of Connecticut, 6.21% of those in the 18-25 year-old age bracket have done cocaine at least once in the past year. While only 2.15% of those over the age of 18 have done cocaine in the past year, it’s still a number too high. This is where Landmark comes in.
At Landmark, we value holistic treatment plans, which is why we go beyond the traditional detox and rehab. Our facilities offer both residential and outpatient services, including partial hospitalization if needed. Medication-assisted treatment is undertaken if a patient’s medical needs call for it. We make sure there are multiple paths toward recovery to achieve full and lasting recovery so we’re as effective as possible.
Holistic treatment includes therapy and counseling in different forms, along with 12-step programs like AA and NA. Once you graduate from our program, we give you access to a nationwide alumni program so you can connect with others in recovery and get the educational resources you need to win the day.
Landmark Recovery is ready to work for you so you can get back to work. Give us a call at (860) 485-7361 to learn more about how we can get you back on your feet and in recovery in no time. This is how we’re accomplishing our mission to save as many lives as possible in the next century.
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