Tell us a bit about your work? How do you help cocaine addicts?
What constitutes a cocaine addiction?
Cocaine is one of the most psychologically addictive drugs because of how it stimulates and increases levels of the feel good neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain
How does a cocaine habit turn into an addiction?
What are the side effects of cocaine over a prolonged period of time?
In most cases, people will experience an intense euphoria followed by intense flatness of mood and depression
What are the short-term effects of cocaine use?
And the long-term effects of cocaine use?
'I just want to have a good time, I’m not hurting anyone else, I’m only young once, I’ll stop when I settle down, when I get married, when I have children, when I’m 25, 28, 35….'. This is denial of one’s addiction.
Why do you think we have a more casual relationship to cocaine than other drugs?
What kind of behaviour should people watch out for?
Young women are under increased pressure to be smart, funny, charming, sexy, beautiful, thin, clever, professional, high achieving... the list goes on. Cocaine makes young women feel these things and takes away those pressures, replacing them with momentary misguided feelings of success.