What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerful psychoactive stimulant that increases the levels of dopamine produced by the body causing a euphoric high. Dopamine is the chemical produced in the body that controls pleasure and reward.

The effects of Cocaine

Cocaine causes a short lived intense high, that is often followed by intense depression, edginess and cravings for more of the drug. People who use cocaine often don’t eat or sleep properly. They can experience rapid heart rates, muscle spasms and convulsions. The drug can make people feel hostile, angry, paranoid and anxious. Cocaine use can result in sudden death due to heart attack, stroke, seizure or respiratory failure.

Short term effects

  • Loss of appetite
  • Contracted blood vessels
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Nausea
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Hallucinations
  • Violent behaviour
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic and psychosis

Long term effects

  • Permanent damage to blood vessels
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver, kidney and lung damage
  • Tooth decay
  • Infertility problems
  • Malnutrition
  • Severe depression
  • Disorientation
  • Increase of risky behaviour

Bayside Cocaine Addiction Treatment

At Bayside ,our qualified, caring staff will support you throughout your difficult journey to recovery. Your treatment and progress will be closely monitored by one of our doctors.

Your recovery will involve Group sessions, fitness and wellness activities, workshops and one on one counselling. All conducted in a friendly family like environment.