Circle of Hope Stresses the Need to Always Consider the Link Between Cocaine and Depression, Particularly for Those Trying to Recover

Reseda, California -

Circle of Hope, a luxury addiction treatment facility in Reseda, CA, wants to stress the connection between depression and cocaine, especially for individuals who are trying to stop the use of cocaine. It is easy to understand why because cocaine interacts with the neurons and chemicals in the brain that are involved in happiness, enjoyment, and confidence. When these are activated improperly, this could result in long-term mental health problems. The long-term use of cocaine and the symptoms related to cocaine withdrawal have been known to cause mental health issues, such as bipolar disorder; cocaine-induced psychosis; high level of depression due to withdrawal in many who are recovering; and gambling issues.

It may seem that cocaine is helping with depression in the short term. However, the use of cocaine for depression frequently results in more cocaine use later on as the individual desires to get the feel-good high again. As the person tries to achieve the initial high, a dependence on cocaine develops. This situation often leads to suicidal thoughts when the inevitable crash occurs after using an expensive dose of cocaine as an antidepressant. There is a high rate of suicide for cocaine users who are attempting recovery. Because of the impact on the serotonin and dopamine levels of the body, these people are no longer able to experience joy and pleasure, tempting them to try suicide. Anhedonia, or the inability to feel pleasure, is frequently observed in people who are struggling with cocaine addiction.

A man deals with cocaine and depression as part of addiction treatment at Circle of Hope Treatment a luxury rehab in Los Angeles

And one of the deadly effects of cocaine use is cocaine overdose. An overdose can occur because of the impact of the drug on the heart and other body systems. Typically, a rise in heart rate or blood pressure will not have any negative effects on health as these are achieved through exercise and cardio activity. However, for a person who uses cocaine, the sudden increase and extreme increase of these functions may lead to overdose. This is because the body is only able to handle a gradual rise in blood pressure and heart rate. For the cocaine user, this happens in seconds. This may result in a heart attack, or the unusually large dosage of cocaine results in an overdose.

There are a number of cocaine overdose symptoms that loved ones of cocaine users need to be aware of. These include an increase in heart rate; nausea and vomiting; rise in body temperature; tremors; chest pain; foaming at the mouth; anxiety; feelings of panic and paranoia; delirium; hallucinations; inability to remain still; intense sweating; pale color of the skin; slurred speech; dry mouth; and a flushed and red look that later gives way to loss of color.

There are also a number of risk factors for cocaine overdose that loved ones of cocaine users need to look into. First of all, intense cardio workouts and strenuous exercise can further complicate the situation. Those who combine cocaine with other substances are also at a higher risk of cocaine overdose. People who have heart conditions are at the highest risk for cocaine overdose and having a heart attack. Also, those who choose to use highly pure cocaine have an extremely high risk of cocaine overdose. And intravenous cocaine comes with a higher risk of overdose.

Circle of Hope has a 12-bed luxury addiction treatment facility in Southern California. They apply a client-centered and evidence-based approach to treatment that allows them to always prioritize the care of the client and provide a strong foundation that can assist their clients in attaining long-term recovery. They have been serving the Westlake, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, and Santa Monica communities, but individuals from different locations in the US are also welcome. Their treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT; trauma-informed care; motivational interviewing; stages of change; and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). Their treatment facility is located in the center of San Fernando Valley and is close to a number of the best hikes, tourist attractions, and views of Los Angeles, not to mention the vibrant and welcoming Los Angeles recovery community.

Those who are interested in learning about cocaine side effects and the dangers of cold turkey cocaine detox can visit the Circle of Hope website, or contact them through the telephone or via email.


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Circle of Hope
Circle of Hope
18770 Strathern St.
Reseda, CA 91335