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Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is one of the most illicit drugs (prohibited by international law), a powerful stimulant used frequently and is highly addictive. The regular user experiences a sense of euphoria i.e a state of intense excitement and happiness immediately after taking the drug.

Common signs of cocaine abuse includes:

  1. A need to increase the dosage to get the same effect.
  2. Suffering from mild withdrawal symptoms
  3. Difficulty with stopping use of the drug
  4. Using the drug more frequently on a regular basis