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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

The more you regularly rely on cocaine to get you “up,” the closer you move toward cocaine addiction, which is also called cocaine use disorder. If you think you are on the path to addiction, you can take action to change your behavior and find caring people to help you.

Check your addiction level

Have you seriously thought that you might have a problem with substance use? You may think cocaine helps you work faster and more creatively. But with repeated use, cocaine actually leads to decreased performance. Cocaine may also cause emotional problems (such as depression), seizures, and heart attacks. The following questions may help give you insights about your cocaine use. Read the questions and check yes or no. Answering yes to any of these questions may be a signal that cocaine is a problem, and you need help.

Questions to ask yourself

  1. Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons? Yes No

  2. Do you use more than one drug at a time? Yes No

  3. Are you always able to stop using cocaine or other drugs when you want to? Yes No

  4. Have you had "blackouts" or "flashbacks" as a result of your cocaine use? Yes No

  5. Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your cocaine or drug use? Yes No

  6. Do others complain about your involvement with cocaine? Yes No

  7. Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs? Yes No

  8. Have people ever confronted you or complained about your cocaine use? Yes No

  9. Have you ever missed work or a social occasion because of cocaine use? Yes No

  10. Has your cocaine use ever caused financial or legal problems? Yes No

  11. Is your cocaine use interfering with your sleep or causing irritability? Yes No

  12. Do you have to use more cocaine to get the same effects you once experienced? Yes No

  13. Have you ever had withdrawal symptoms, or felt sick, when you stopped using cocaine? Yes No

Online Medical Reviewer: Eric Perez MD
Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Marianne Fraser MSN RN
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2022
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