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How Does Cocaine Addiction Progress?
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that can have adverse health effects even in the short-term, including:
- Anger or aggressive behavior
A cocaine overdose (or an overdose of cocaine in conjunction with another drug) can cause immediate and sometimes fatal conditions, including:
- Heart arrhythmia
- Respiratory failure
- Kidney failure
Long-term health consequences of cocaine use can include:
- Heart disease or stroke
- Chronic nosebleeds or throat problems
- Lung disease
- Bowel disease
- Sexual impotence
- Hepatitis or HIV (for intravenous users)
In addition to physical health impacts, cocaine addiction can lead to financial and social struggles, relationship problems, and mental health issues.
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