If I suspect someone of being a cocaine addict, what should I look for that signals potential cocaine usage?


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Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. What starts off as seemingly harmless experimentation can quickly develop into a potentially life-threatening addiction with devastating personal, professional, financial, and familial consequences.

Common signs of cocaine use include:

Dilated pupils Long periods of wakefulness Loss of appetite Overconfidence Over-excitement Paranoia Runny nose or frequent sniffles White powder around nostrils Legal issues Missing or being late to work Financial problems Mood swings Irritability Depression

Common adverse side effects of cocaine use include:

Headaches High blood pressure Nausea Trouble sleeping Coma Chills Confusion Sweating Seizures


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