When it comes to cocaine, there are several symptoms and signs to look for such as, if a person disappears often and upon return, has a sense of confidence and is extremely talkative. Cocaine, being a stimulant, causes users to have a lot of energy and they usually cannot sit still. Being that the effects of cocaine don’t last long, the person will consistently be coming and going. As energetic and confident as one may seem, addicts will lack appetite and can go very long periods of time without eating. Other things to look for in a person’s appearance include a stuffy or runny nose, white residue in a person’s nose, constant bloody noses after long term use, dilated pupils and track marks if they are injecting the drug.
Someone who is constantly using cocaine will typically have some financial hardship. Someone who is constantly working but is always asking for money is a big indicator. Cocaine requires a lot of maintenance and is very expensive so being able to financially maintain a cocaine habit is extremely hard. Cocaine abusers or addicts are known for stealing and will do a lot to get their next fix.