Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that causes severe psychological and physical harm. It is one of the most highly addictive substances known today. This is why at Rehab 4 Addiction we offer extensive cocaine rehab programmes tailored to your individual needs.
Cocaine makes users feel energetic and if great quantities of the drug are consumed, users experience violent tremors. As users increase their intake, a tolerance to the drug builds up. An even greater quantity of cocaine is needed to achieve the desired ‘high’.
Long-term users of cocaine can’t cope when the effects of the drug wear off. This pain is accompanied by intense physical cravings for the drug. Thus, withdrawal is difficult to succeed without professional intervention. Long-term effects include paranoia, panic attacks, anxiety, and depression.
Cocaine is so addictive that one-time use can trigger patterns of misuse leading to cocaine addiction. However, with the right professional care, it is possible for an individual addicted to cocaine to gain back control over their life.
As stated, cocaine is a very potent drug that increases the levels of dopamine in your body. Dopamine is the chemical in your brain that gives you a sense of wellbeing.
After repeated use, your body gets used to the heightened levels of dopamine and you will feel depressed if you do not use cocaine.
Your body starts giving you hints that your dopamine levels need to be increased, and before you know it, you cannot function without cocaine anymore.
In the UK, cocaine is a Class A drug. The drug changes how the brain perceives pleasure making it almost impossible to experience pleasure without using the drug. Long-term use creates tolerance increasing the need for higher doses.
In the end, cocaine use leads to addiction which is difficult to overcome even with professional help. Addiction is a disease, and you may need treatment in order to overcome this disease. Typically, the effects of cocaine addiction can be reversed with proper treatment and support.
There are generally two forms of treatment for cocaine addiction which we may recommend: inpatient and outpatient treatment.
We have discussed each of these options in greater detail below:
We have many inpatient cocaine addiction rehab centres to consider. Inpatient treatment is the best option for individuals struggling with cocaine addiction since treatment is administered in a residential facility free of distractions.
Inpatient treatment involves 24/7 monitoring in a comfortable environment with professional medical staff ready to attend to patients anytime. However, since rehabs are different, you should take the time to choose the right cocaine rehab for you.
Individuals who are addicted to cocaine can also seek outpatient treatment. This treatment option may not be the best since patients aren’t monitored 24/7. Outpatient rehabs don’t monitor their patients throughout since treatment is done on a walk-in basis.
Since patients walk in and out of outpatient rehabs, they are still exposed to triggers of addiction. However, outpatient treatment works for many people, and so this should be something for you to consider.
Individuals suffering from cocaine addiction should seek treatment as soon as possible. Cocaine causes serious damage to a person’s mental and physical health. The drug can also destroy a person’s life.
If you can’t stop using cocaine on your own, seek treatment immediately. If you suffer negative symptoms on your health or the quality of life you lead, you should also seek treatment immediately.
Once you feel that cocaine has become part of your life and you feel like you cannot function without the substance anymore, you should consider registering for an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
There is still a stigma around addiction as if it indicates you are mentally weak. This is a very dangerous mindset, and we can tell you there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Addiction to all sorts of drugs can happen to many different people in all walks of life, from the powerful to the most disadvantaged. At Rehab 4 Addiction, we can help you find the right cocaine rehab clinic to embark on a new journey through life.
Medical conditions that demand hospital treatment can be an indication of addiction and a perfect opportunity to start a conversation on cocaine addiction. Individuals addicted to cocaine are bound to end up in the hospital for other related health conditions. Hospital lab work can confirm cocaine addiction.
However, there are subtle symptoms to look out for. As a stimulant, individuals who use cocaine seem overly energetic most of the time. Such individuals can work “endless” hours without getting tired or taking a rest.
Unusual energy levels are a notable indicator of cocaine addiction among individuals who don’t exhibit any symptoms. Individuals addicted to cocaine can get off the drug periodically. When they do, they may exhibit symptoms like agitation, fatigue, depression, disturbed sleep, sedation, and increased appetite.
If these symptoms are present and replaced suddenly by other symptoms like euphoria and high energy levels, this is a strong indication of cocaine addiction.
Treatment programmes are selected based on the needs of the person struggling with addiction. Intensive outpatient care can work for a patient with commitments that don’t allow them to be enrolled in an overnight facility.
Inpatient facilities remove all addiction triggers by putting patients in comfortable facilities free of drugs. Inpatient treatment also ensures 24/7 monitoring and treatment of withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who have tried to quit cocaine in vain should be enrolled in an inpatient cocaine addiction programme.
Treatment programmes also need to provide supporting services. Individuals recovering from cocaine use have mental health problems that must be addressed. Besides detox, they need social support and other recovery tools like therapy.
There are several factors to consider. The main factors include location cost, amenities, professional staff, and recovery rate. The rehab should be conveniently located. Individuals dealing with cocaine addiction should be close to family members and friends since they are vital in the recovery process.
Cost is also an important factor. The ideal rehab should match a patient’s budget. The rehab should also have all the necessary amenities and a team of professionals to boost recovery. The recovery rate is also important since it shows how many patients recover after treatment.
Part of the detoxification process as we have discussed involves physical withdrawal from cocaine. This experience can be unpleasant but with the right care and attention, we will safely see you through it.
Below we have discussed a variety of aspects relating to cocaine withdrawal that you should be aware of:
A person undergoing addiction treatment must abstain from drugs. Detoxification helps to deal with cocaine dependence. Withdrawal symptoms can commence during/after detox making abstinence harder.
However, withdrawal symptoms can be suppressed using medication increasing a patient’s willpower to abstain from drugs.
Cocaine has hazardous withdrawal symptoms like intense cravings (especially during detox), seizures, and cardiovascular problems. Since cocaine is an active stimulant, the drug can strain the heart causing cardiovascular problems.
Individuals who attempt to quit cocaine can suffer mental health risks like depression and violence. Depression can lead to suicide among individuals with depressive disorders.
Symptoms like violence are accompanied by paranoia, confusion, agitation, and hallucinations. The withdrawal effects of cocaine highlight the need for a medically supervised detox.
There are no FDA-approved drugs for treating cocaine withdrawal. However, there are promising drugs that can help individuals overcome withdrawal symptoms. Drugs like naltrexone, propranolol and buprenorphine are promising in this regard.
However, there’s still a need for more research. Cocaine withdrawal symptoms that last longer than 7 to 10 days should be treated.
The good news is cocaine addiction is completely curable under correct rehabilitation conditions. Rehab 4 Addiction offers residential cocaine rehab for cocaine addiction under such conditions.
Detoxification starts with evaluation and screening, which is done using medication that manages specific cocaine withdrawal symptoms. Medical records may be requested if you are deemed at risk of high blood pressure and cardiac arrest.
Detox programmes are medically supervised. You will receive 24-hour day medical observation whilst you tackle ‘withdrawal symptoms’ associated with cocaine detoxification.
Withdrawal symptoms include mood swings, fatigue and suicidal thoughts. Risk assessments will be conducted when you enter our rehabilitation centre and your medical records may be examined by our medical team
Once a patient is free of drugs, treatment focuses on addressing the root causes of addiction. Since cocaine addiction is more psychological than physical in nature, detoxification alone will not be sufficient to defeat your addiction alone during cocaine rehab treatment.
Our cocaine rehab programme incorporates several therapies and counselling sessions arming you with powerful coping strategies needed to prevent relapse. Therapy comes in the form of group therapy and individual therapy.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is employed throughout. You may also benefit from other evidence-based treatments such as motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioural therapy. These forms of threatment have been know to be effective at treating the underlying causes of cocaine addiction.
Cocaine addiction treatment also involves group therapy sessions where patients share personal experiences with other individuals struggling with addiction. The therapy also involves gaining new insights, forming new relationships and support systems. Group therapy is meant to boost recovery.
When your cocaine rehab programme draws to a close, we set in place a relapse prevention plan. We work closely with local communities in your area. Attend your local Cocaine Anonymous or SMART Recovery group in your area.
After completing addiction treatment, supplemental care is crucial to increase the chances of a full recovery. Ongoing care or aftercare includes further therapy and counselling sessions. Care can also include pharmaceutical support.
Recovering addicts should attend counselling sessions, support group meetings, and scheduled appointments to boost their chances of recovery. Our drug rehabs offer free aftercare for up to 12 months after a patient has completed treatment. Aftercare makes it possible for addicts to seek help during recovery.
12-steps therapy models the Alcoholics Anonymous approach. However, it can apply to any addiction including cocaine addiction.
The 12 steps are as follows:
Important: There are modifications to the therapy for individuals who have different religious beliefs.
If you require cocaine rehabilitation, contact our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690. We help you find suitable treatment in your local area. Quitting cocaine use is not easy, and having access to evidence-based treatments is one way to stop.