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In 2014, 1.2 million people aged 12 or older reported to be current users of cocaine.

Teen Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is derived from the leaves of the coca plant. It is usually snorted, but it can also be mixed with water and injected. The intensity and duration of cocaine’s effects—which include increased energy, reduced fatigue, and mental alertness—depend on the route of drug administration. The faster cocaine is absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to the brain, the more intense the high. Injecting or smoking cocaine produces a quicker, stronger high than snorting. In order to sustain the high, a cocaine abuser has to administer the drug again. For this reason, cocaine is sometimes abused in binges—taken repeatedly within a relatively short period of time, at increasingly higher doses.

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Inspirations Cocaine treatment program

Inspirations for Youth and Families drug rehab strives to help our clients overcome their addiction and other mental disorders with our dual diagnosis program and range of alternative therapies. We can stop the cycle between mental health disorders and teen substance abuse and addiction.

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