If there is an individual in your life, you are probably wondering how to deal with cocaine lies and manipulation he or she uses to attempt to get you to support the habit. Many of the biggest lies the addict tells to himself are, “I am not addicted, I have this under control, my drug use is not a problem.” Unfortunately, the individual’s addiction is likely to continue in a downward spiral unless someone cares enough to schedule a cocaine intervention.
When Does A Crack Addict Stop His Binge
As long as a crack addict has money for another hit he or she will not stop their binge. In fact, even when the individual runs out of money he may be involved in risk taking behavior in order to get more money to continue the binge even longer. These risk taking behaviors can cause problems with the legal system. Withdrawal from crack starts within seconds of the last hit. Finding another one is the addict’s way of dealing with withdrawal.
Why Do Crack Addicts Not Come Home
Crack addicts do not come home because the drug chemically alters their hierarchy of needs. Where as an individual who is not addicted to crack places greatest value on food and shelter, followed by the need to love and be loved, the crack addict has a skewed view of the world. Instead of what others call a basic need, in the addict’s mind, the only thing needed is the next hit of crack. If he cannot afford crack, then he may choose any other drug that could induce a high.
Finding Hope with Cocaine Intervention
An intervention is an organized effort of family and close friends to confront the individual with his or her addiction. The best interventions enlist the help of an interventionist to train the team and to moderate the meeting with the addict. During the meeting, each member of the team describes how the individual’s addiction has affected them personally. The addict is offered a chance to enter into treatment or face the consequences described by the team. If he agrees to accept the terms, then the interventionist will escort him to the treatment facility.