Thursday, February 14, 2008

Could your loved one be coming down from a cocaine high, signs and symptoms

Cocaine is an addictive substance that has infected our society. The drug is a stimulant and can cause mood swings, unusual behavior and aggression.

If you are concerned that someone you love is using this drug, watch for changes in behavior and two or more of the following withdrawal symptoms to signal that they may be coming down from a high:

These symptoms will happen hours or days after using less cocaine:

Feeling anxious.

Feeling restless.

Feeling sick to their stomach, or throwing up.

Seizures (convulsions).

Increased shaking in the hands.

Seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not really there.

Sweating or fast heartbeat.

Trouble sleeping.

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