Cocaine & Crack


Cocaine & Crack Addiction

Cocaine is a fast-acting, highly addictive stimulant drug. In its smokable form it’s called “crack.” The drug delivers a powerful high, and continued cocaine and crack abuse can quickly lead to addiction. The drug’s effects are powerful but short lived, which often leads users to go on binges.

If you or someone you love is addicted to cocaine, it’s critical to get help at a reputable cocaine and crack treatment center. Long-term use can lead to stroke or heart attack and permanent brain changes. BriteLife offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment programs to help clients find a new path forward.


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Signs of Cocaine and Crack Addiction
It’s not always obvious when a person is high on cocaine or crack. Some people can mask the signs. But with continued use you may start to notice changes in your loved one, including:

  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Changes in physical appearance, including unexplained weight loss and unkempt appearance
  • Financial problems
  • Stealing or lying
  • Relationship problems
  • Uncharacteristic risk-taking behavior
  • Changes in sleep patterns

Side Effects of Cocaine and Crack Use

Cocaine can cause serious health problems with prolonged use. In the short term, a person may experience intense happiness, but almost never without other unpleasant symptoms, like increased heart rate, restlessness, irritability, runny or bloody nose, paranoia, decreased appetite, and nausea.

People who use cocaine can experience more serious side effects, including chest pain, tremors, difficulty breathing, sexual problems, sleep disturbances, hallucinations, and suicidal thoughts. Long-term impacts of cocaine abuse can include malnourishment, depression, loss of smell, intestinal problems, and significant changes to brain chemistry and circuitry.


Far too many lives are ruined or lost to cocaine and crack addiction. Continued abuse can lead to severe health complications, including heart attack and stroke. Most people need help quitting. The first step is medically supervised detox. Some people experience intense withdrawal symptoms during the detoxification process. Others experience few symptoms other than strong cravings. The clinical team at BriteLife will do everything possible to ensure you or your loved one detoxes as safely and as comfortably as possible.

Most of our clients choose to participate in a residential program or outpatient program at one of our luxury rehab locations. Our cocaine and crack recovery programs are customized to the unique needs of each of our clients. We take a holistic and medical approach to care, considering each client’s physical, psychological, and spiritual needs.

If you or someone you know is struggling with cocaine or crack addiction, please reach out to our support team at 866-470-2187 to learn more about our cocaine and crack addiction recovery programs. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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