Cocaine primarily targets the brain, heart, and lungs, acting as a stimulant. Early cocaine abuse symptoms include insomnia, restlessness, loss of appetite, and excess energy and euphoria—especially when followed by a rapid shift to depression, anxiety, paranoia, or energy loss. Sudden loss of weight could also point to cocaine use.

Nosebleeds can indicate cocaine use, as can rapid breathing, fast pulse rate and the sudden onset of hypertension.

Symptoms like increased irritability, frequent mood swings, paranoia, and hallucinations are usually signs of severe, long-term cocaine use.

Common signs of Cocaine addiction:

Physical signs:

  • Dilated Pupils
  • Increased Temperature
  • Rapid Or Irregular Heart Rate
  • Increased Blood Pressure
  • A Runny Or Bloody Nose
  • Seizures (From High Doses)
  • White Powder Seen On Face Or Clothes
  • Small Spoon-Like Items Used For Snorting
  • Mirrors & Razor Blades Used For Making Lines
  • Rolled Money Bills Used For Snorting
  • Small Bottles With Screw On Lids
  • Small Plastic Packets With White Residue

Behavioral signs:

  • Job Loss
  • Relationship Problems
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Frequent Tardiness Or Absence From Work
  • Debt Or Money Problems
  • Hyper-Alertness
  • Lack Of Normal Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Panic Attacks
  • Extremely Talkative