Question by  worker8739 (555)

How can I recognize symptoms of cocaine abuse?

I think my son may have a problem.


Answer by  MissJones (19)

Most common signs are isolation, change of friends or interests, constant redness is nasal area, seems stuffy all the time or like he may have a head cold on a constant basis, restlessness, insomnia. Look for items around his room or in his belongings, like straws, cd cases with scratch marks in them, empty baggies etc.


Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

First look for psychological issues. Talkativeness, humor, and laughing are key symptoms, but if your son is normally jolly this will be useless. Check for nose/issues. He/will/have/gotten/multiple/sinusitis/infections/prior/to/this/if/he/does/have/a/problem/with/cocaine.


Answer by  Milette4 (900)

The following are signs or symptoms of cocaine abuse: Insomnia, rapid heartbeat, nosebleeds, nervousness, paranoid thoughts and difficulty concentrating and thinking.


Answer by  ImaDawon (51)

Is your son sniffling all the time and not from a cold or allergies? Also, nose bleeds are a sign of cocaine abuse. Any sign of drug abuse may be a cause for alarm.


Answer by  HilaryC (1382)

Some symptoms are red, raw nose, bloodshot eyes, needle puncture marks on the inside of his arms, and change in personality. Try confronting him about it.


Answer by  newgeneration (699)

Cocaine abuse can cause symptoms in every organ system. People who have pleasurable experiences will feel increased physical and mental strength, dilated pupils, increased energy, excitement and talkativeness. It can progress to restlessness, instability, hallucinations and psychosis. Frequent users can suffer nosebleeds, nasal irritation, breathing complications, shortness of breath, chest pain and seizures.

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