Cocaine is a fairly unmistakable drug. A user more often than not knows what they want when they get hold of a gram or two of coke. And the amped-up after effects of the drug, well, those are also quite obvious signs of cocaine use.
Cocaine amps up a person, if only for a brief period of time. Having taken the drug, a user feels what experts call euphoria. Nothing is beyond them. The world is theirs for the conquering.
And then, minutes later, the cocaine user is at it again, snorting another line or tapping a vein to get it nice and fat for its injection.
Between these actions in the cocaine addict’s life, there seems to be little else other than to get high or get out to find from where your next high will come from.
With the way cocaine increases a person’s energy level, there’s no doubt it can cause internal damage, particularly to vital organs.
Cocaine can cause cell death in the muscles of the heart, which is medically called cardiomyopathy.
Meanwhile, those who use cocaine intravenously can inflame the inner tissues of the heart, leading to endocarditis.
Both of these effects can cumulate and lead to heart attacks and cardiac arrhythmias, which may be fatal.
These heart issues are known in the medical community as cocaine-induced cardiotoxicity, and can also include:
And if not to make matters worse, cocaine use is also associated with kidney damage.
That’s a lot of damage that chronic use of one drug can cause. Cocaine can also cause the breakup of relationships, families, friends, the loss of a job and worse yet, the loss of self-value.
Strongly consider seeking help if cocaine is coming between you and the life you truly should be living, which is addiction free.
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