What is Cocaine Addiction?
Like many drugs, cocaine acts by flooding the brain with multiple neurotransmitters and results in a euphoric high. While cocaine is most commonly snorted, it can also be injected or smoked (also known as freebasing). Cocaine has a particularly short-lasting high, ranging anywhere from 5-30 minutes dependent upon the administration method. As a result, users will take stronger and more frequent doses in an effort to maintain their high.
With the development of drug tolerance after prolonged and repeated use, cocaine users often find themselves unable to function without continued use of the drug. If users find themselves craving cocaine or continue using the drug with little regard to consequences, there is a good chance they are suffering from an addiction.