October Tips of the Month: What are the
Psychological Risks of Cocaine Use?
Violent, erratic, or paranoid behavior.
Hallucinations and "coke bugs" - a
sensation of imaginary insects crawling over the skin.
Confusion, anxiety and depressions, loss
of interest in food or sex.
"Cocaine psychosis" - losing touch with
reality, loss of interest in friends, family, sports,
hobbies, and other activities.
People under the influence of crack or
cocaine frequently do risky things they later regret.