Inevitably, the pleasure and euphoria triggered by the drug gives way to a host of negative symptoms, as the body craves more and more to achieve an expected high.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: Why do so many people use cocaine?
“It’s estimated that over 1.5 million people in the US use cocaine at least once a month, with those in the 18-25 age range being the most frequent users,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Clearly, the so-called war on drugs hasn’t worked and frankly, never will. We need to understand the roots of drug use, abuse and addiction, and provide education and resources at the community level to prevent problems before they begin.”
According to A Forever Recovery’s blog post, the key reasons why so many people use cocaine include:
- A persistent, misguided belief that cocaine is safe to use recreationally.
- Glamorization of cocaine use in celebrity culture, including unrealistic depictions in movies, music and on TV
- The ease at which cocaine (in its various forms) can be purchased across the country, and not just in major cities but in small towns and rural areas as well
“There is no such thing as recreational cocaine use,” added Per Wickstom. “There are only levels of abuse and, eventually, addiction. Inevitably, the pleasure and euphoria triggered by the drug gives way to a host of negative symptoms, as the body craves more and more to achieve an expected high. It’s a slippery slope that almost always ends in the hospital, the morgue or for those fortunate enough to seek help, in an accredited treatment facility where they can get the around-the-clock medical care and ongoing support they need to break free.”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Why do so many people use cocaine?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drug-abuse/many-people-use-cocaine/.
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/.