Psychological and Physical Aspects of Cocaine Addiction
The treatment of the psychological and physical aspects of cocaine addiction – either for yourself or a loved one – requires strong support from the addict’s family, first and foremost, and social and psychological support from rehab staff and specialists. During cocaine addiction, the addict suffers from strong cravings and loss of control over his or her actions. Thus, we must treat both the physical and psychological symptoms of cocaine dependence.
Psychological symptoms of cocaine addiction include:
- Repetitive and intrusive thoughts about using cocaine
- A depressed mood
- Anxiety and edginess
- Lucid and frightening dreams
Physical dependence on cocaine is best articulated as the body?s need for cocaine to function normally. If the addict is unable to use cocaine, withdrawal symptoms appear which need to be monitored by medical professionals. Cocaine addiction is a serious mental and physical problem, and you should not endeavor to successfully overcome cocaine dependence without professional medical supervision.