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What makes people addicted to cocaine?

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Domen, May 20, 2015.

  1. Domen

    Domen Active Contributor

    Hello. In my lifetime I have heard of different substances which people are hooked on. I have browsed the forum but didn't see a thread about cocaine. I'm very interested to learn about different drugs and read different stories of how people chose the drug, got addicted to it and how they quit. I'd like to expand my knowledge by making this thread about addiction to cocaine in hopes to get some feedback.
  2. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    I got addicted to cocaine because it was so damn good. I was also bored with life, working too hard and stressed so it offered a great escape route.
  3. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    I've noticed people that work in finance and other high-stress occupations will often get addicted to cocaine. I guess it also depends on the people one associates with. Fortunately, some of them do recover without completely ruining their lives. But it's not advisable to start using the drug, regardless of one's circumstances.
  4. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    First one can get addicted to cocaine because of its availability, let's say your uncle or cousin is a distributor, or you get it cheaply where you live. Influence is the second factor that leads to addiction whereby many people admit to have first abused drugs when they were in school. It means that many tried out drugs because their friends invited them whenever they went out of school to abuse drugs.
  5. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    I think that sometimes people can use this drug to escape their problems in their life and also they think that this is the way and may see it in movies where it is seen in a positive way, which can cause people to be misguided from this and use the drug with others. I reckon that some people may try it out the first time and get used to it and may have a lot of money, which can make them want to spend it on the drug and get high or run from their problems which can lead to them making this a habit. Many people can lose their lives due to this and need to think of the actions done and also drugs can lead to problems and a danger as well on a daily basis, and some may try this out in a young age which can make the mind want it more until they get ruined in their life.
  6. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    There are threads about cocaine on this forum. Cocaine is addictive because it was designed to be addictive. It really sets off your dopamine receptors. Studies show that it has the same effect on your brain a orgasm does. The worst thing is when people come down from this high the crash is horrible.
  7. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    Well, getting hooked on it is not so hard. My friend got hooked on it gradually when he started doing it more and more often, then that is when his addiction issue started. I suspect he is still an addict, I might cut him out of my life again, but this time for good.
  8. Momma9

    Momma9 Community Champion

    It makes you feel super smart, aware, and energized. But in reality you are not! It gives you such a good feeling that you want to feel it again and more. Then you feel like crap when it wears off so you do it again to feel better. But like any drug, it is just a temporary false feeling and not real. It destroys your health and life.