Previously it was thought that cocaine alone produced no psychological habits and physical dependence. However, today is n. useful semantic separation between psychological dependence and and dependence. The psychological need to continue to use a part of addiction as well as the need to avoid physical withdrawal.
Cocaine, psychological dependence is much higher than physical dependence, however, clinical evidence suggests that there is a real withdrawal following the prolonged use of cocaine: depression, social isolation, desire to use, tremors, muscle aches, disturbances in appetite, changes in the EEG, changes in sleep patterns are definitely signs of something more than just a psychological dependence.
The modern definition of cocaine dependency chemical dependency uses the term which includes binge drinking, loss of control over the use and continued use despite negative consequences. The cocaine dependence is considered a primary chronic progressive disease, and often fatal if not stopped.
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