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How is Cocaine Addiction Detected?
Cocaine users will often expend great effort to hide their drug use and dependency. Spotting the problem early and encouraging the user to get treatment is the best way to head off the worst consequences of addiction.
Warning signs that a loved one may be abusing or addicted to cocaine include:
- Nosebleeds or runny nose
- Excitability or unusual talkativeness
- Unexplained weight loss
- Irritability or moodiness
- Decreased appetite
- Dilated pupils
- Withdrawal from social situations
- Secretive behavior
- Unusual increase in confidence or optimism
- Financial problems
- Direct signs of drug use, such as white residue or chemical burns around the nose or mouth
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