Cocaine addiction causes physical and psychological deficits. Cocaine use blocks the reuptake of dopamine, the body’s “feel good” chemical, causing it to build up in the brain. This produces a short-lived euphoria. Due to the temporary nature of this high, cocaine addicts develop a tolerance for the drug and need to increase the amount of cocaine they use over time. The damage that develops from chronic cocaine use can be overwhelming and have a negative impact on both the addict and those who are closest to the addict.
Cocaine addiction keeps the Christian in bondage through obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors. Endless seeking of euphoria may lead some addicts to stay awake for days while intoxicated. Family and friends are sometimes unable to locate a loved one who is actively using cocaine. Christian addicts sacrifice time with family, friends and loved ones, especially when challenged about their behaviors.
Cocaine is initially appealing to the user because of the extra energy or weight suppressant features that it offers. Christians may abuse cocaine by itself or in conjunction with alcohol or other drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported in 2003 that cocaine use was most prevalent among those aged 25-50. This trend is similar today among cocaine users admitted to Christian drug rehab.
Cocaine can be injected, snorted or smoked. The effects of cocaine are almost immediate with grades of euphoria varying based upon the method of administration. The addictive nature of the drug causes Christians to act against the true nature God has intended for them. They may end up stealing, lying, cheating and acting out in other immoral ways to feed their habit.
Christians struggling with addiction should seek cocaine drug rehab. Utilizing your faith as a foundation to find relief from the bondage of cocaine addiction will help you be more successful at remaining sober. At Lakeview Health Systems’ Christian drug treatment program, people of like faith can help guide you through the recovery process while repairing relationships and the physical and psychological damage created by cocaine addiction. Call one of our professional Christian drug rehab specialists to enter cocaine addiction treatment today. All calls are confidential and our trained staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to walk you through the admissions process.
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