Cocaine addiction treatment is often necessary for someone struggling with cocaine dependence. This drug addiction can quickly control a person’s life, leaving them unable to stop using on their own.
Cocaine is a stimulant that is derived from the leaves of the cocoa plant. Cocaine can be made into a powdered form that is snorted or injected, or into crack cocaine which is smoked. According to SAMHSA’s 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 14% of U.S. adults have tried cocaine. Young men aged 18 to 25 are the biggest cocaine users, with 8% using it in the previous 12 months.
Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine use has instant effects on the user’s body and brain. When in the brain, cocaine causes a build up of certain receptors, making the user feel a high. This causes the user to feel a rush of energy, alertness and happiness. After a while, the good feeling can turn into irritability, restlessness, and anxiety. As the user comes off the high, he or she will feel a low, leading to mood swings, paranoia, and depression.
Abusing cocaine leads to problems such as heart attack, stroke, nasal perforation, lung damage, and kidney damage. When the user stops using cocaine, they experience significant withdrawal symptoms including depression, fatigue, and aches and flu symptoms. Cocaine makes the user crave the high, and exhibit drug-seeking behavior.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Cocaine addiction is a serious issue. Many people experiment with cocaine in a social setting, and it is often seen as a glamorous drug that the rich and famous use. However, cocaine can quickly become addicting, and users can become so dependent on the drug that they cannot function without it. Cocaine addiction controls lives and ruins relationships, as the drug becomes more and more important to the user. Cocaine addiction is not something that can be stopped easily, and cocaine addiction treatment is often necessary.
Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
Treatment for a cocaine addiction consists of cleansing the body from the substance and then using methods like intensive therapy to overcome the addiction. At The Discovery House, our therapists are experienced in cocaine addiction treatment, and we use a variety of treatment modalities to help residents succeed in their recovery. We believe an individualized plan for treatment is the most effective, and we help residents overcome their underlying issues that have contributed to their addiction. Additionally, The Discovery House maintains expanded staff and our Certified Substance Abuse Counselor caseloads are kept at a 3 resident to 1 counselor ratio to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment experience.
Contact us today by calling 888.962.9063 to learn how we can help you or a loved one overcome a cocaine addiction.
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