How to Cure a Cocaine Addiction

Written by John Lorince. Posted in Education, Health and Wellness, Videos

Published on May 07, 2012 with No Comments

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Hi, I’m Dr. George Northrup. I’m a psychiatrist and addiction specialist based in Tampa, Florida. Today we’re going to talk about how to cure a cocaine addiction. If you are addicted to cocaine and wondering what to do, the first step is to understand you typically don’t cure addiction, you manage it. If you are or have been susceptible to addiction, you will likely remain so. However, this does not mean you have to be trapped by your addiction. The first step in managing a cocaine addiction is to speak to somebody. Most addicts are usually squirreled away trying to do this on their own, too scared, too nervous and too ashamed to tell anyone. The first step is to overcome those negative emotions and simply speak to somebody, anybody, a friend, a family member or go right to an addiction specialist or counselor. Once you overcome that hurdle you’re on your way to some sort of management of this problem. In addition to speaking with someone that you trust, it is often helpful to engage in some sort of 12 Step Program. This is a form of group therapy and is often one of the cornerstones of treatment. Often times addiction is accompanied by co morbid conditions or problems typically like anxiety or depression. If you feel like you might be suffering from one of these and that is in some way fueling your cocaine addiction, you should absolutely speak to a mental health professional about those types of problems as well. I’m Dr. George Northrup and we’ve been discussing how to break a cocaine addiction.

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John Lorince heads Capture Motion Media based out of Cleveland, Ohio. He has written, directed and edited numerous music videos, live concerts, company profiles, commercials and a full length Pilates & Yoga DVD. John enjoys teaching with online tutorials the skills he has acquired in digital media production. He now has aspirations of writing and producing his first full length feature in 2012.

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