cocaine addiction treatment

Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Why Choose Cocaine Addiction Treatment?

Cocaine is often used as a recreational drug. Also known as Coke, it is an extremely addictive drug, which is why finding a cocaine addiction treatment center should be a priority when searching for a rehab center. First-time users can become addicted, because of the stimulant effects.  Cocaine is usually found in the form of white powder, it may also be a paste or solidified rock like also known as crack cocaine.

Cocaine can be used in different methods such as snorting, smoking, or injecting. All methods of using cocaine are rapid-acting stimulants. When smoking or injecting cocaine the effects can be as short as 10 seconds but may last for 5 to 10 minutes. With having a high for such a short time, you need to keep consuming more to maintain the high, which is why cocaine is so highly addictive. Cocaine has an enormous, negative effect on the body and brain. Depending on the severity of the addiction, the use of cocaine can lead to a stroke or heart attack. This eventually could lead to sudden death, even after using one time. There are many common short and long-term side effect of cocaine use. Some of those effects include:

  • Feeling of restlessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abnormal sleep patterns
  • Paranoia
  • Tremors
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Blood-borne diseases (such as HIV)
  • Tooth decay

Snorting cocaine can eventually lead to you losing your sense of smell, have irritations in your nasal septum, and cause nosebleeds. Long-term effects for injecting or shooting up cocaine can lead to permanent puncture marks, collapsed veins, and infections or allergic reactions. The high you experience while on cocaine is very short live and powerful, which then leads to the user to experience a hard crash when coming down from cocaine. When coming down from this high, it leaves you feeling depressed, anxious, and gives you a sense of craving more so you can get that feeling again. Excessive use will lead to the user having a higher tolerance level, which means you will need more and more cocaine each time you use.

The main goals for attending cocaine addiction treatment is to maintain abstinence from cocaine, learn relapse prevention, and rehabilitate yourself. Before you start receiving proper cocaine addiction treatment, you need to accept that you have a problem and want help. The next step is to call us and speak to one of our addiction specialists who will build a free treatment plan and find the proper treatment facility for you.

Treatment will begin with detoxing from cocaine. The purpose of detoxing is to allow the body to get rid of any chemical traces and toxins. While going through the detox process, you may experience symptoms of withdrawals. Some symptoms include upset stomach, itching, cravings, problems, and irritability. Being at a proper cocaine addiction treatment facility, there will be medically trained professionals on site to help you through any withdrawal symptoms and provide medication to help you get through the detoxing process.

When the process of detoxification is completed, treatment then moves into the individual and understanding where your addiction stems from. You will participate in one-on-one therapy and group therapy sessions, including CBT therapy. The end result of therapy is to provide you with stress management techniques and ways to cope with situations that you once turned to cocaine to escape from.

Once you finish and complete the treatment facility program, we strongly suggest that you look into joining an aftercare program. Some programs that you can look into are a group and individual therapy sessions, joining NA meetings, or living in a halfway house.  Aftercare programs help strengthen the tools and techniques you learned while away at treatment.

If you or somebody you love are struggling or showing signs of addiction to cocaine or other drugs, please call us here at 888-374-3252.  Our experienced addiction specialists are here, 24/7 ready to take your confidential phone call and begin your journey to sobriety.