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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

The more you regularly rely on cocaine to get you “up,” the closer you move toward cocaine addiction, which is also called cocaine use disorder. If you think you are on the path to addiction, you can take action to change your behavior and find caring people to help you.

Check your addiction level

You may think cocaine helps you work faster and more creatively. But with repeated use, cocaine actually leads to decreased performance. Cocaine may also cause emotional problems (such as depression), seizures, and heart attacks. Read the following questions and check yes or no. Answering yes to any of these questions may be a signal that cocaine is a problem and you need help.

Questions to ask yourself

Yes

No

 

Have you ever used cocaine to help you function better?

Do you do things under the influence of cocaine that you wouldn’t normally do?

Have you seriously thought that you might have a problem with substance use?

Do you look forward to using cocaine?

Do you spend more and more time with other people who use cocaine?

Do you get anxious when you’re out of cocaine?

Do you find it hard to enjoy life without cocaine?

Have people ever confronted you or complained about your cocaine use?

Have you ever missed work or a social occasion because of cocaine use?

Has your cocaine use ever caused financial or legal problems?

Is your cocaine use interfering with your sleep or causing irritability?

Do you have to use more cocaine to get the same effects you once experienced?

Have you ever had withdrawal symptoms, or felt sick, when you stopped using cocaine?

Do you feel bad or guilty about your cocaine use?

Online Medical Reviewer: Eric Perez MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Kenny Turley PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Date Last Reviewed: 1/1/2020
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