Negative Effects Cocaine use and abuse has a variety of negative effects on the body. For example, cocaine constricts blood vessels, dilates pupils, and increases body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. It can also cause headaches and gastrointestinal complications such as abdominal pain and nausea. Cocaine use also decreases appetite, chronic users can become malnourished as well. Negative effects of Cocaine – Health issues Regular intranasal use (snorting) of cocaine can lead to loss of the sense of smell; nosebleeds; problems with swallowing; hoarseness; and a chronically runny nose. Ingesting cocaine can cause severe bowel gangrene as a result of reduced blood flow. Injecting cocaine can bring about severe allergic reactions and increased risk for contracting HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne diseases. Binge-patterned cocaine use may lead to irritability, restlessness, and anxiety. Cocaine abusers can also experience severe paranoia or a full-blown paranoid psychosis in which they lose touch with reality and experience auditory hallucinations. Negative Effects of Cocaine – There is Help Available As I have said many time before, ” I have never met anyone who is happy to have their addiction, whatever they might be addicted to”. There is help out there in the way of home detoxing and rehabilitation or residential detox and residential rehab. Both of these options are highly successful for long term abstinence from Cocaine or Crack Cocaine. If you or a loved one have a Cocaine or Crack Cocaine addiction you should seek help sooner rather than later for obvious reasons. Although there is no detox for Cocaine or Crack Cocaine, our drug detox units do administer drugs for anxiety or any feelings of pain. We do not put you to sleep, (we do let you sleep if you want to) as we just want your detox from Cocaine to be as comfortable as it possibly can. If you would like to know more about our detox programs or anything else you might have read on this website, call our team today on Tel: 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606. We are here 24 hours.