Cocaine, in its various forms, including crack, is a highly-addictive stimulant. Addiction to cocaine, creates long-term changes to the brain’s reward circuitry, among other changes to the functions of your brain. While the high doesn’t last long, the side effects do. Many people who abuse cocaine find themselves going on “binges”, using more and more of the drug to try to get and stay high. Increased usage can lead to long-term side-effects, including the loss of sense of smell, problems with swallowing, bowel decay from the decrease in blood flow, malnourishment, paranoia, and auditory hallucinations. Cocaine use can also result in death from heart attacks, strokes, or seizures. We’re here to help you move forward. Long-term treatment, including an aftercare plan, has shown to be the most effective solution to addressing the affliction.