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Can People Quit Cocaine on Their Own?

If a person has been using cocaine very heavily for quite some time, quitting on his or her own would be a very difficult task. There are some people that have done it, but without any form of support, it can be an extremely unpleasant experience. Obviously, if one is really set on quitting cocaine, he will get through the withdrawal and come out the other side a clean person. However, if someone is shaky and doesn’t have the willpower to get through this very painful experience, they might probably revert back to cocaine as it seems to be a lot better.

The “cocaine crash” has many symptoms, which are all very hard to manage. These symptoms include a person feeling very tired, being very restless, feeling depressed and feeling a lot of anxiety. However, one of the worse feelings for most is the intense paranoia that develops during withdrawal. Some also have hallucinations or very vivid dreams, which can really throw a person off. This crash can last weeks or even months for some, and so it becomes very hard mentally for one to stay off cocaine. Many people will feel some cravings now and then even after the withdrawal symptoms have passed, which can also bring about a return to the drug if the right support isn’t found.

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Another big problem when one is quitting cocaine on his or her own is that the withdrawal can get so bad that a person will try to take other drugs, such as prescription drugs or methadone to try to alleviate the symptoms. This can lead to a whole other addiction problem, as methadone and prescription drugs are known to be addictive in nature. So an easier solution to quitting cocaine might just be to find a good cocaine rehab treatment in British Columbia and go through the entire program, a detox in BC might also be an option to get through the cocaine withdrawal.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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