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How to Tell if Someone Is on Cocaine

It’s crucially important to understand that identifying someone’s drug use is not always as apparent as it looks when dramatized in movies and on TV. But even when not apparent, many drugs manifest in their users similarly, and there are definite clues to determine if someone might be using them.

Bloodshot eyes are just one sign of cocaine abuse you can spot easily according to substance abuse treatment experts at Destination Hope in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cocaine is one of those drugs. It is an alluring and addictive substance. It has even been portrayed as its own character in popular culture – personified as a temptress, gangster, powerbroker, and life of the party. But as we know, the way anything is portrayed for entertainment – especially drug use and its glorification – is never what it truly is. Behind the notorious rock-n-roll cocaine heyday and the white-powder-fueled endless social (and sexual) possibilities lies a false seductress promising a portal into a non-stop, amped-up party with seemingly no consequences but a twenty-four-inch waist and never-ending energy.

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Healthy Friends vs. Unhealthy Friends

You are who you surround yourself with. Although it may be a clichéd belief, for many, the saying holds true. If you’re in treatment, it is important to surround yourself with positive, healthy relationships that will be a source of support during and after the recovery process.

For many people, this may mean avoiding friends you used to hang out with before you entered treatment. It doesn’t stop there. Developing new friendships can also be tricky as you try to find a healthy network of friends.

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The Importance of Honesty in Recovery

Admitting that you are struggling with an addiction or mental health issue is one of the hardest things you will ever do. Once you admit to yourself, it also means that you will need to admit to others that you have these issues and need help to overcome them.

Dishonesty is all too common among addicts and those with a mental health condition – most of the time it’s about the denial that you have an issue or need help. For some, it could also extend into lies they have told friends and family, i.e. lying about how much they have been using or how much they have spent.

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Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Detox

No matter how long you’ve been struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, treatment can help you break free of your addiction and make a fresh start. The process of addiction treatment begins with detox, which allows your body to get rid of the toxins that result from ongoing substance abuse.

Detox has many effects and benefits—some are noticeable right away, while others don’t reveal themselves until later on in your recovery journey. In this article, we’ll look at both the short-term and long-term effects of detox.

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