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Detox Centers in NJ | Why is Cocaine Harmful?

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD By December 28, 2017
Why do I need detox centers in NJ for cocaine?

Classified as a stimulant, cocaine speeds up the brain and nervous system. While many start taking this drug for that added speed the drug provides, it comes with hidden threats that lurk within its ingredients. Keep reading why those that take cocaine should seek detox centers in NJ to get their body healthy as soon as possible.

Not All Cocaine is the Same

Cocaine is a drug made from the leaves of the cocoa plant, which is processed in different ways to make different types of cocaine.

Cocaine Hydrochloride – This is the white powder type of cocaine most commonly abused. In this form, it is snorted through the nose or injected.

Freebase Cocaine – This is a chemically changed type of cocaine. It is smoked, which accelerates the high for the user.

Crack Cocaine – Crack is a type of freebase cocaine sold in the form of small crystals or rocks. It is usually smoked or injected.

While there are varying types of cocaine, it remains that all forms are very dangerous.

Cocaine Comes with Added Threats

Not which form it is, people who sell cocaine often mix or “cut” the drug with other things to make the drug go further. These mixed-in substances have extremely unpleasant and harmful effects, and in many cases, can be tremendously toxic. Even worse, these ingredients look the same as the cocaine, which makes it difficult to tell what the drug actually contains.

Cocaine is Incredibly Unpredictable

What cocaine does to you depends on a multitude of factors. Variables like how much cocaine is taken, the type of cocaine taken, the user’s height and weight, their general health, mood, past experience with cocaine, and whether the cocaine has been used on its own or with other drugs all play into what cocaine can do to an individual. Even whether or not an individual uses cocaine alone or with others and the type of environment they are in can alter how the drug affects someone.

Why should I go to detox centers in NJ after taking cocaine?

Do You Need Detox Centers in NJ for Cocaine Abuse?

If you or someone you know wants to rid your body of harmful cocaine and added substances, contact the Discovery Institute. Through medically supervised detoxification and support programs, you can break free from the dangers of cocaine.

Article Reviewed by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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