What Is Cocaine Craving?

Dangers of Habitual Cocaine Use

When a person uses cocaine, the chemicals in the drug imprint the memory of pleasure and euphoria in the brain. After the high goes away, cocaine cravings may occur, causing the person to desire the feelings they remember. This occurs because cocaine affects the pleasure center of the brain. This part of the brain then urges the individual to continue using the cocaine. What this means is that the brain has been basically trained to think cocaine is the fastest route to feeling good.

Ultimately, the new learning process creates a strong appetite in the person, a drive to seek out more of the cocaine to receive the positive feelings. This craving is frequently spurred on by the memory of the pleasure and feelings given from the use of cocaine. Over time, this can produce a habit pattern, triggered by sights, smells, tastes, and even the surrounding environment.

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Cocaine cravings can be strong, but there is a way out. Schick Shadel has helped thousands of men and women break the shackles of their cravings and addictions and restore control in their lives. We use a unique, proven 10-day medical treatment program that is designed to help alleviate the discomfort of cocaine withdrawals through counter conditioning and the assistance of medical staff. If detox is necessary, then patients will undergo a few days of medical detoxification prior to the 10-day treatment, supervised by a doctor who specializes in addiction medicine.

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