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Cocaine Abuse (Addiction) Topic Guide

Cocaine Abuse (Addiction) Cocaine Abuse (Addiction): Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. Symptoms of cocaine abuse include
  • dilated pupils,
  • recurrent nosebleeds, and
  • hallucinations.
In order to diagnose cocaine abuse, medical professionals look for various physical signs, including
  • cocaine-induced headaches,
  • cocaine-induced seizures,
  • psychiatric complications like anxiety, hallucinations, and psychoses,
  • nasal and throat complications like nosebleed and perforated nasal septum,
  • pulmonary diagnoses of conditions like asthma and pneumonia,
  • cardiovascular complications,
  • pregnancy complications, and
  • infectious complications.