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Cocaine addiction is treated through a variety of different modalities. As with other stimulant addictions, cocaine can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, and more.
Cocaine detox can be a difficult experience to go through alone. Usually, individuals feel sadness, irritability, restlessness, and experience an increased appetite. In detox at ABT, patients are given around the clock treatment and care to ensure their comfortability.
Detoxing from cocaine at home is never recommended. While the detox process is much less dangerous than other substances, cocaine is still a highly addictive drug. Attempting to detox in the same environment where drug use takes place lessens the chance of success. A comfortable, therapeutic, and supportive environment with experienced medical staff results in better chances of long-term success in recovery.
Detox is just the first step in the treatment process. It’s not just about restoring the body, but also about healing the soul and mind. After it is confirmed that a patient is stable after detox, the real work begins. The next levels of care would include partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient where patients are put into an educational environment of learning, therapy, and recovery to give them the best chances to stay clean and sober long-term.
Oftentimes, there are underlying mental illnesses that are happening simultaneously with cocaine addiction. After some time in treatment, our experienced mental health clinicians can start to uncover these diagnoses. It is also true that many times patients do not have mental illnesses, but have experienced the symptoms due to cocaine addiction. The distinction can’t be made unless at least 30 days of complete sobriety is accomplished. If a mental illness is confirmed, clinicians specialize in dual diagnosis and can start crafting a treatment plan to address it.
Polysubstance abuse is becoming more prevalent today. If cocaine is also being used along with other drugs getting treatment is imperative. Of course, being addicted to several different drugs can complicate treatment, but our medical and clinical providers are familiar with treating polysubstance abuse.
Treatment is offered at several different lengths. It’s important to note that treatment length depends on many factors. Typically, patients stay 30, 60, 90, or 120 days. If a patient feels that they need more treatment after their stay, effective treatment centers might offer a low-cost Independent Living option where they may stay for up to a year if they qualify.
We understand that each person’s recovery is a different path. Effective recovery programs can get patients connected with these support systems that will continue to be available to them after they leave treatment. These include but are not limited to: 12 Step Programs, SMART Recovery, and Celebrate Recovery.
If you are looking for treatment options for your loved one and aren’t sure if they would even be willing to go to treatment in the first place, you should give us a call and discuss the options that are available to you. Interventions, which are highly effective, are also a great option to consider. Our recovery experts are highly skilled at helping struggling addicts see that going to treatment is in their best interest and it will give them a chance at a new life.
Signs & SymptomsCocaine abuse also produces a large number of physical symptoms. A primary sign of cocaine use is weight loss. This results because cocaine is a stimulant and appetite suppressor. Your loved one may show a great deal of energy and become very talkative when high. They may participate in reckless behaviors that aren’t normal to them. Keep an eye out as well for the paraphernalia associated with cocaine use around their home or their person; these can include razors, mirrors, and rolled-up money. Physical signs that may indicate cocaine use include:
- Dilated pupils
- A perpetually runny or sniffly nose
- Twitching muscles
- Constant headaches
- Uncontrolled trembling and shakiness
- Increase in body temperature
- An increased heart rate
- An inability to focus or concentrate
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Medical Detox for Cocaine
Effective medical detox experts focus on taking the discomfort out of the detox and withdrawal process. We understand that each patient has different needs. Patients can usually choose to either undergo medical detox or social detox. You deserve an effective and realistic addiction treatment plan. Learn More
Different outpatient programs, such as intensive outpatient and evening intensive outpatient programs, can help patients receive treatment while living at home. Connecting you to a safe and therapeutic program is our top priority. Learn More
Residential facilities are the perfect place to start your journey to recovery. At high-quality residential treatment centers, expert clinicians and medical providers assess your needs and provide an individualized plans tailored to your needs. Learn More
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The first stage of withdrawal is the crash, during which the user experiences lack of energy, hunger, irritability, anxiety, and fatigue. Within a week of the crash, the user moves on to withdrawal proper. This period, which can last more than two months, is marked by difficulty concentrating, further lack of energy, wild mood changes, anxiety and paranoia, depression, and cravings.
Beyond the acute withdrawal phase, complete cocaine withdrawal can last another six months, with the person still experiencing cravings for cocaine. Some users experience an extended post-withdrawal phase.
A cocaine overdose can be fatal, even for a first-time user. Cocaine overdoses occur when someone takes in a dose so high that it overstimulates the brain and body in ways they can’t handle. The usual effects of cocaine, including an increased heart rate, become so great that the body and/or brain have to shut down.
Signs of a cocaine overdose include:
- Extremely high blood pressure
- An irregular heartbeat
- Dangerously high body temperature
- Anxiety and confusion that culminate in psychosis
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme tremors and shaking
As these extreme symptoms progress, they can precipitate a stroke, heart attack or seizure. Anyone experiencing these symptoms needs immediate, urgent medical assistance.
Common Behaviors Associated With Cocaine Addiction
- Money Problems: Cocaine is an expensive drug, and users need increasing amounts of money to supply their habit. Your loved one may come to you for money. They may stop paying bills or even rent or the mortgage. They may even steal from you or from others. If you notice unexplained financial problems combined with other behaviors, you may be spotting cocaine at work.
- Unusual Sleeping Patterns: Because cocaine is a stimulant, a user may stay out very late or all night. A cocaine addict can actually go several days without sleeping at all.
- Restless and Irritability: Cocaine produces a sense of restlessness that quickly turns to irritability and can proceed to become anxiety or even outright paranoia. Cocaine use can even lead to paranoid psychosis, where the user experiences hallucinations, lose touch with reality and becomes violent. If you see these personality changes in your loved one, start looking for other signs of cocaine addiction.