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Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol use in the US is on the rise, and the people affected by the addiction disease. It is amazing how the percentage of people reporting risky drinking or even alcohol dependency has risen sharply during the last decade according to numbers released by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 2013. There are many factors that contribute to this alarming increase. Alcohol is nowadays easier to get and there has been a decline in prices. The number of deaths caused by alcohol are more than twice the number caused by opioids. If we add violence, drunk-driving deaths, and alcohol related diseases to these figures, we find ourselves facing a national health concern.

Why is it so difficult to get rid of this addiction?

The first pointing finger should go to peer pressure. It is difficult to assist to a social gathering without being offered any kind of spirited drinks. Restaurants and public venues all seem to dispense alcoholic drinks. It seems to be ubiquitous in our everyday life. It means that when a person is struggling with the addiction and the need to consume the substance, it has to do so while watching everyone doing it and offering. Trying to keep your mind away from the idea of having a drink becomes impossible. One other problem addicts face is the disease itself. Their brains have been rewired to crave for the substance and it sends strong desire signals that, when ignored, can get unbearable for many. The need for professional help becomes imperative. However, the costs of detoxification, rehabilitation and psychological help to get your life back on track seem prohibitive for those who are more vulnerable and have gone too deep into their addiction and personal isolation. That's why Elev8 New York is open for those who really need help. Organizations and authorities all over the New York State know that we are dedicated to the betterment of our society. We provide medically assisted detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation treatments and count on a wide network of professionals willing to lend a hand to those who need a chance to get back on their feet and live a wholesome life. We offer transportation for all those located in the Five Boroughs, as well as a whole web of temporary residences for those who need a shelter after they have gone through the rehabilitation process.
Cocaine Addiction
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Cocaine Addiction

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a synthetic stimulant derived from the Coca plant. Even though this plant has been used in South America for its properties for thousands of years, in the last century the components of this plant have been turned into the illicit drug we today call cocaine.

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

Below you will find some of the signs that you or a loved one might suffer from cocaine use disorder:
  • A strong need to use the drug.
  • Failure to cut down or completely stop cocaine use.
  • Avoiding or neglecting obligations and responsibilities as a result of the drug use.
  • Using the drug despite being in a situation where it could be dangerous to do it.
  • Becoming isolated from others because of cocaine use.
  • Giving up important activities to use the drug.
  • Continue to use the drug even after it has caused problems in your life.
  • Increased tolerance to the drug – you need to consume more to get a similar effect.
  • Experience of withdrawal symptoms.
  • Showing periods euphoria, hyperactivity, and insomnia followed by periods of somnolence, irritability or depression.
  • Experiencing paranoia or psychosis outbursts.
Physical symptoms include nosebleeds or a runny nose without a logical explanation, sores around the person’s mouth, needle marks on the person’s body.

Cocaine Abuse treatment

Like all substance abuse disorders, for treatment to be effective, change has to come from the person suffering from it. The decision to make this change can be challenging, but with the help of medical and psychological professionals, it can be achieved. Treatment for cocaine use disorder includes detox and rehabilitation. These processes need to be supervised by professionals because cocaine withdrawals symptoms can be unbearable if a person tries to go through the detox process by themselves. Withdrawal management supervised by medical professionals can help the ease the patient’s experience and lower the risk of him or her relapsing to seek release. Cocaine Abuse treatment includes pharmaceutical and behavioral components that help the person overcome their addiction and give them tools to deal with the causes that lead to it and to continue on the path to living a full life.

Am I addicted to cocaine?

Below you will find some questions that might help you figure out if you need to seek help in dealing with your cocaine use disorder.
  • Do you often use cocaine for longer times than you intended to?
  • Do you often use cocaine in larger amounts than you intended to?
  • Have you tried and failed to reduce your use of cocaine?
  • Do you experience strong need or to use cocaine?
  • Do you spend a lot of time looking for and using cocaine, or recovering from its effects?
  • Have you failed to fulfill your responsibilities and obligations at home, work, or school because of it?
  • Have you had to reduce or give up your social or recreational activities because of cocaine use?
  • Have you continued using cocaine even though you feel it's affecting your physical or mental health?
  • Have you continued taking cocaine or similar drugs to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms or to seek relief from them?
  • Have you knowingly used cocaine when it was risky for you to do so?
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you should seek the help and advice of our substance use disorder professionals to determine if you need treatment for cocaine abuse.

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