What Are The Withdrawal Symptoms?

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HPE RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1. What are the withdrawal symptoms?
2. What support is available for teenagers who are addicted?
3. What strategies could Teenagers use to combat peer pressure?

WHAT ARE COCAINE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS?

The most commonly cited Gawin and Kleber undertook study into cocaine withdrawal in 1986. Using data collected from 30 cocaine-dependent outpatients, the investigators reported three distinct phases ( 'crash ', 'withdrawal ' and 'extinction ') of the withdrawal process:
• Phase one, 'the crash ', developed rapidly following abrupt cessation of heavy cocaine use and was characterised by acute dysphoria, irritability and anxiety, increased desire for sleep, exhaustion, increased appetite, decreased craving to use.
• Phase two, 'withdrawal ' was characterised by increasing craving to use, poor concentration, some irritability and some lethargy, which persisted for up to 10 weeks.
• Phase three, 'extinction ', comprises intermittent craving to use in the context of external cues. (Health.gov.au, 2014)

PERIOD OF TIME GRAPH OF COCAINE ADDICTS

What support is available for teenagers who are addicted?

Expensive and destructive, cocaine addiction among teens can cause significant harm to their futures and instigate them to do things that they might not normally do. In order to help break the cycle of cocaine addiction, it falls to parents to recognise the symptoms of the disease and find the most appropriate forms of treatment before the…
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