Frequently asked questions

Cocaine and crack cocaine increase the levels of a chemical called dopamine which gives a sense of euphoria and wellbeing.

Regular users of cocaine become accustomed to increased dopamine levels – such that when they don’t use the drug they feel ‘lacking’ and depressed.

Cravings and an incessant thought of cocaine often feature.

Things to ask yourself:

  • Do you ever used more cocaine than you intended to?
  • Does cocaine interfere with your work, relationships or finances?
  • Do you feel depressed, guilty or remorseful after using?
  • Is the thought of cocaine or acquiring cocaine a regular feature in your thoughts.
  • Have you started using cocaine on your own?
  • Do you have to use more cocaine than you used to?
  • Have you tried to stop or moderate your use and failed?
  • Have your friends or family commented on your drug use or asked you to seek help?
  • Are you frightened of stopping using cocaine?

Please contact our admissions team and we’ll outline what a way forward looks like.

Living alongside someone who has a cocaine problem is exhausting, painful and confusing. Despite the fact that the person you may be trying to help could be in denial, it’s important that you take some action. Doing nothing only exacerbates your feeling of hopelessness and does nothing to encourage the person you care about to seek help.

At Delamere we offer intervention services for families and concerned others who are trying to help someone who is resisting treatment. We also offer free support and advice about how to speak with someone who has a cocaine problem.

Feel free to contact us via our Live Chat and we’ll take some time to help you plan a way forward.