Teen cocaine use has increased since COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area. As the drug becomes more available to the younger generations, the dangers continue to rise because of what is being put (“cut”) into the cocaine, without the end buyer knowing. Cut drugs can lead to overdose and other severe side effects. Deaths from cocaine use have also risen to over 24,000. This is why it’s important to educate your teen about the dangers of cocaine and get your teen the help they need if they are abusing the drug.
Given the euphoric effect of cocaine, it is easy to identify the effects on the body. The intensity and duration of the effect depend on the potency of cocaine and the method of consumption. While these are the most common signs, it’s important to remember that every teen is different and other side effects may occur.
There are many ways to help your teen stop using cocaine. A majority of the time, adolescents will use cocaine to cope with their mental health. This is why Key Healthcare provides dual diagnosis cocaine addiction treatment to treat both the mental health condition and substance abuse. We develop individualized treatment plans to ensure long-term recovery for your child. If you are interested in learning more about our teen cocaine addiction treatment options, contact us today.
Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.