Cocaine has long been glorified by popular media for the prevalence of its use among the rich and powerful. However, the realities and risks of cocaine addiction are far from glamorous.

Those struggling with cocaine addiction often began using – and mistakenly believed they could continue using – the drug only recreationally. The stimulant enters and leaves the system quickly, providing a brief period of euphoria that users may take advantage of to enhance a party or finish a creative project. However, tolerance develops quickly. The brain, trained to expect the external stimulation, slows its natural production of dopamine. As a result, the user loses the ability to feel “good” or “on” without the drug, and cravings increase. Cocaine use carries the risk of insomnia, changes to appetite, temperature regulation issues, heart and respiratory problems, seizures, and death. Dependence can have devastating physical, legal, social, and psychological effects.

Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse:

  • Excitability
  • Dilated pupils
  • Runny nose; nosebleeds
  • Weight loss
  • Mood swings
  • Social isolation
  • Risky behaviors
  • Boost in confidence
  • Changes in sleeping and eating patterns
  • White powder residue around the nose and mouth
  • Burn marks on the hands and lips
  • Deterioration in hygiene habits
  • Loss of interest in things that once brought joy


Our unique treatment approach, Neurobiological Integration (NBI), is designed to provide you with both short-term symptom relief and long-term nervous system regulation to support successful recovery. This comprehensive method is tailored to meet your individual needs, and is designed to treat any underlying mental health conditions, regulate the nervous system, and provide sustainable wellbeing. Through a customized combination of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and integrative services, we will support you in recovering from your addiction and restoring your whole self – mind, body, and spirit.