Cocaine - a powerful stimulant,
Often highly addictive.
Causes intense depression, fast heartbeat, and increased risk for HIV.
Altering the chemistry of the brain, cocaine use will affect your life forever.
Increasing your level of dopamine, cocaine changes your mind’s reward path.
Never give up on recovery - local treatment centers are available like Mossrehab in Jenkintown.
Each person’s addiction is different, and help options include inpatient, outpatient, and behavioral therapies.
Alcohol, the most commonly used drug in the US, is a strong depressant.
Leads to insomnia, nausea, high blood pressure, fever, and possible seizure.
Can cause a physical and mental dependence - you think you need it to survive or you get sick.
Often drank casually in social situations, but addiction causes you to drink in an abundance.
How much is taken changes for each situation, but alcohol reduces your ability to think rationally.
Options for treatment are medications to reduce withdrawals, rehab, and counselling.
Local treatment facility is Malverne institute in Willow Grove.