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Am I At Risk for Cocaine Psychosis? What Is Cocaine Psychosis?

Where can I learn what cocaine psychosis is? Can I get it from just one hit of cocaine? What happens during cocaine psychosis? Am I at risk for cocaine psychosis?

We get many questions about cocaine psychosis at Archstone Recovery Center, and we’re here to help answer them. During the use of cocaine, there is a high rate of users experiencing psychosis, including such symptoms as: paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, and the belief that someone is watching the user do cocaine. Over half of all cocaine users report experiencing some form of cocaine psychosis over their history of using the drug. Studies show that repeated intermittent use is associated with higher rates of psychosis and more severe symptoms when they do occur.

One particularly strong hallucination, experienced by many cocaine users, is the so-called “cocaine bugs.” This is a delusion that there are insects crawling around on, or under, the user’s skin. Users experiencing the cocaine bugs, or “formication,” are at-risk for skin damage from scratching, itching, or cutting of the body. Cocaine bugs are a very common hallucination for frequent cocaine users.

Cocaine psychosis isn’t something you want to experience first-hand. If you think you or a loved one might have a problem with cocaine dependence or addiction, you should call now to get help. Archstone Recovery Center can get you clean, through detoxification, treatment, and therapy. Archstone Recovery Center offers a variety of state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs to meet your needs. People come from all around come to Archstone, from Florida (FL), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and more. Come spend your recovery in sunny Lantana, Florida at our beautiful facility. Call now to begin your treatment.

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