According to the National Substance Abuse Index, throughout the South-east region Cocaine is one of the major drugs that users choose. In Georgia, crack cocaine (the type of cocaine commonly smoked) is a prevailing problem. Over 20 percent of those admitted for drug treatment in Georgia are admitted for cocaine use. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that there are approximately 119,000 cocaine users in Georgia.
Cocaine is a powerful nervous system stimulant. There are a number of ways the drug is consumed: smoking, injecting, or snorting. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that cocaine is highly addictive and users often cannot control their cravings or the amount they consume. Those who inject cocaine are at risk of contracting blood-borne diseases like Hepatitis B and C, as well as HIV. However, it has been shown that taking drugs can affect a person's ability to make sensible decisions. People who do not inject cocaine are still contracting diseases like HIV/AIDS from engaging in sexually risky behavior. In the long-term, cocaine can change a person's brain chemistry making it harder and harder for them to give up the drug. You can find help for yourself or someone you know to manage cocaine or crack cocaine addiction by going to our website.
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