What to Expect When Detoxing and Withdrawing from Cocaine
Cocaine is an infamously addictive stimulant drug, with long-term use linked to a loss of smell, respiratory problems, bowel decay, a higher risk for HIV, malnourishment, and movement disorders. Cocaine users are also at risk for life-threatening overdose. The period of 2015 to 2016 saw a 52% increase in cocaine overdose deaths. Fortunately, with a medically-supervised cocaine detox, addicts can get well from cocaine safely.
Cocaine is dangerous enough on its own but, more frequently, individuals are finding their cocaine has been cut with fentanyl, an incredibly potent opioid that has taken many lives. With no way of knowing if this already incredibly dangerous substance has been laced with something even worse, abusing cocaine is riskier and deadlier than ever. It is imperative that individuals using cocaine seek professional medical treatment to avoid disaster.