Cocaine is a stimulant that can create a wide range of health problems,
including cardiovascular issues like heart disease and sudden cardiac
arrest. Aside from the immediate cardiac risks of cocaine use, there are
long-term health problems that can arise with continued use in a cocaine
In this video, you will see an enlarged heart affected by dilated cardiomyopathy
caused by long-term cocaine use. Because cocaine causes the heart rate
to increase and become erratic while depriving the heart of oxygen, the
damage from this drug can be significant and irreversible.
Struggling with a
cocaine addiction can not only present physical health problems, but it might lead to financial,
emotional, and interpersonal issues that have a lasting impact on your
life. To move forward with your recovery, connect with Retreat at Lancaster
County by calling (717) 859-8000.