The Hills Treatment Center has been specializing in crack cocaine rehab for over 2 decades. Our Los Angeles crack cocaine addiction rehab inpatient and outpatient facility is filled with drug rehabilitation experts who have also dealt with battling crack cocaine addiction. Here are a couple of reasons why crack cocaine is so addicting, signs of addiction, and below why you should consider the The Hills as your source for beating your cocaine addiction. Crack cocaine also known as simply crack is the rock form of powdered cocaine. Crack is a highly addictive drug that isn’t easy to kick. Cheap to produce, crack is a cheaper alternative to cocaine. Crack produces effects very similar to cocaine, most noticeably euphoria, hyperactivity, and insomnia, however the high typically does not last very long. Crack is highly psychologically addicting, and because of the short high, it builds tolerance quickly.
Crack is a central nervous system stimulant, and as it speeds up the nervous system it creates an increased energy level and decreased hunger. Chronic crack use may result in physical harm such as chest pain, respiratory problems, headaches, seizure, and heart attacks. Psychological damage is also common, usually in the form of psychosis, irritability, anxiety, and delusions. Some of these symptoms may persist even after crack use has ceased.
The first step of recovering from a crack addiction is often attending a crack cocaine residential drug rehab. Crack does not create a significant physical dependence, but the psychological symptoms often drive the user to relapse during the withdrawal period. Withdrawal symptoms include irritability, restlessness, insomnia, and intense cravings to use crack. At a crack detox program, medical professionals work to ease the crack addict through this withdrawal process with as little discomfort as possible. The controlled environment may ease drug cravings.
After detox, a residential treatment center for coke is the most effective form of rehabilitation available. At an crack cocaine inpatient treatment facility, the individual goes through family and individual therapy as well as group counseling sessions. Crack Treatment centers often implement a program that is related to local twelve-step programs and meeting attendance may be required. Also, holistic drug treatment facilities offer amenities such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, or massages in order to treat the person as a whole. Some people may find a dual diagnosis center to be most helpful, as they offer both substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnosis.
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Outpatient treatment centers for crack offer much of the same services as a residential treatment center, but do not require the patients to live at the facility. The Hills has multiple outpatient facilities in Los Angeles that specialize in crack cocaine. Commonly known as aftercare, outpatient programs are a bit less secure, as clients may be exposed to drugs in the outside world, but they allow the individual to carry on daily obligations. Many recovering crack addicts choose to live in a sober living environment while newly sober, whether or not they attend an outpatient program. Sober living houses are homes where all of the residents are all sober addicts, who live by the rules and guidelines set by the house manager. They teach responsibility and provide a healthy home to return to at night, where addicts may feel comfortable and free from the temptation of drug use.
Aftercare is an important aspect of treatment, as crack addiction is a chronic and relapsing illness. Without continual care, relapse is inevitable. Twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous provide a program of action for the recovering addict. With meetings held all over the world, twelve-step meeting participation is one of the most effective and popular ways for recovering addicts to live sober.