Cocaine rehab is one of many substance abuse that we specialize in. Cocaine is a highly addictive, potent drug that offers a powerful, intense high. Due to its highly addictive nature, abstaining from this drug is difficult. Long-term and heavy cocaine usage changes the brain areas responsible for impulse control. Over time, abusers build a tolerance having to use more of the drug, and more frequently, making it harder to feel good without cocaine. Cocaine addicts feel intense cravings for months, even years, after quitting. Triggers, which can range from objects, situations, places, or emotions, can spark cravings. Understanding and recognizing specific triggers can aid in the recovery process. In the beginning stages of recovery, symptoms of restlessness, irritability, and depression make it maintain the resolve to stay abstinent. Although cocaine addiction is difficult, with proper treatment, recovery is possible.
Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms
Depending on the addict’s using history, a period of withdrawal symptoms will arise. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Drug cravings
These withdrawal symptoms can last for months at a time, especially cravings and depression. There are no medications available to help or prevent cravings. However, many cocaine users do attempt to self medicate with another substance. In time, this can lead to a transfer from one addiction to another. All in all, the withdrawal symptoms do make it a difficult drug to kick. Finding a cocaine rehabilitation center is the most effective way to learn how to manage cravings and receive support.
Addiction Treatment at a Cocaine Rehab Facility
An outpatient or residential program is the best gain treatment for cocaine. When determining which treatment program is appropriate, looking at the cost, a patient’s needs, and the severity of their condition. Residential treatment offers 24-hour care, as well as a safe and healthy environment. This is recommended for cocaine addicts due to the nature of this specific drug addiction. Outpatient programs are best for those discharged from an inpatient program to further their recovery and continue receiving support. Outpatient programs enable patients to continue work or attend school. Support groups are also available aside from outpatient programs. Finding the best fit will allow patients to feel comfortable in hopes to prioritize their recovery. There is hope and success with overcoming addiction.
Alternative options do exist for those looking to treat cocaine addiction:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a therapeutic technique that helps cocaine addicts pursue their motivation to quit and then provides healthy real-world techniques to avoid relapse. The 12 Steps are apart of a fellowship that helps many recovering addicts and alcoholics. Individual Therapy is effective and can be found in many treatment programs as well as outside therapists.