It's almost always the case that the user contacts other cocaine dealers and endeavours to create trust quickly with them in order to get bail (known as 'light ale'), which means to get it laid on - getting the coke now and paying for it at later date. Cocaine addicts acquire several sources to get their cocaine but always end up robbing Peter to Pay Paul until they cannot pay any of them anymore. They start to sell their personal property until they have nothing left to barter with and then turn to crime.
Sadly, though, while they are high on cocaine, they actually believe that all the 'toilet talk' that pours from their mouths is doable. Their physical and mental deterioration begins to show in the workplace and it's not long before they are unable to do their work efficiently and usually find themselves on the dole looking for another job. This in turn makes matters so much worse in all areas of their lives and it's not long before they become homeless and/or often get into criminal activity; which often is the beginnings of becoming a drug dealer themselves.
If this all sounds overboard - believe me is isn't. If and when it gets to the point that they cannot pay - then often times violence ensues!
Of course, the desired effect of taking cocaine is to get high; to feel good. The sad thing is, that after the 'highs' come the 'lows'. If ever the user was lacking confidence before becoming addicted to cocaine, then these 'lows' will kick out anything left of their self-confidence and self-esteem that that may have. Depression comes with these low moods and becomes ever more increasingly worse. Often, it's the case that thoughts of suicide become the norm.
A common effect that cocaine addicts are subject to are breaking down and crying for what might appear to be 'no apparent reason'. A user might be watching an advert on the TV and simply feel the need to cry. When this continues for a year or so, it gets to the point that the coke user can no longer cry. They just feel totally empty and their feelings can become numb.
The problem with feeling so low and depressed causes them to want more cocaine simply because they cannot bear the terrible effects of feeling so lowly. It gets to the point whereby the cocaine addict becomes detached from normal everyday life.