Pronounced tendency toward relapse, with cocaine acting as cue to an increased craving for drug
3. Virtually all cocaine addicts have additional drug
dependencies and/or psychiatric disorders, including affective disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and eating disorders.
Given these complications, needs of cocaine addict are at least 5-fold:
1. immediate abstinence
2. diagnosis of any coexisting disorders