Certain behaviors can suggest that someone you know has started abusing cocaine. Although your friend might have started using cocaine recreationally on the weekend, it is a highly addictive drug that can lead to increased, even daily, use. Soon, your friend might start using the drug throughout the day just to stay focused on the tasks he needs to accomplish. Luckily, you can learn the signs that suggest cocaine abuse.
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- Has frequent mood swings
Cocaine can cause dramatic mood swings. One second a person can feel on top of the word. The next second, though, he might feel paranoid and worthless. He might even become violent depending on how he responds to the drug.
- Endless energy
Very few of us have the energy to go, go, go! all the time. A handful of people have that energy naturally. Others get that energy from drugs like cocaine. If someone has endless energy, then look for other symptoms of cocaine addiction.
- Sniffs Constantly
Frequent cocaine use can cause nasal problems that resemble severe allergies. Habitual users sniff a lot. If someone is sniffing constantly while acting weird, then you can bet that he has taken cocaine or a similar drug.
- Weight loss
Prolonged cocaine abuse can lead to weight loss, usually because of all the energy that the addict expends rushing from one project to the other. Cocaine can also suppress appetite.
A single symptom isn’t usually cause for alarm. When you see several of these systems displayed by the same person, though, it becomes your responsibility to find out what’s really going on with your friend so that he can get help.