What is Cocaine Addiction Treatment & Rehab?
Cocaine is a stimulant that impacts the nervous system and essentially makes it work faster and harder. It gives people a feeling of euphoria, boundless energy and a sense of invulnerability. The cost is great, however, as its long-term use comes with cardiovascular damage, mental illness, and an increased risk of legal problems, suicide and early death.
Cocaine is the most regularly used class A drug, passing the use of heroin.
Cocaine and crack vary in appearance. Cocaine is usually sold as a white powder, and crack is found as a generally white rock form, cream or tan. Crack and cocaine additionally contrast in the way in which they are used. Cocaine is usually snorted, and crack is typically smoked.
Finding the right treatment
There are several types of cocaine addiction treatment. They vary in intensity, and time and work commitment from the clients entering into it. The amount of time and effort put into treatment comes into practice in forms of levels of care.
The most intensive level of care for cocaine addiction treatment would be the inpatient level. This is where patients will be living at the addiction treatment centre 24/7 for a period of days to weeks. It will depend on individual needs, the state of their dependence on cocaine, as well as their overall physical and mental health.
For some patients, the risk of relapse is simply too high when they remain to live at home. They may have long-term associations with people who use and abuse cocaine, and they may discover it is challenging to stay away from traffickers and dealers in the community.
These patients may also experience intense cravings for cocaine when they see particular places or people. Parts of the brain stimulated by cocaine cry out for the drug while these triggers are perceived. It’s a tough thing to defeat.
At the inpatient level, a person can expect to receive daily individual or group therapy, as well as education, psychiatric care and case management to help coordinate care and services that a person may need beyond just addiction treatment.
In inpatient clinics, you will be offered various forms of therapy.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Dialectical behavioural therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Family therapy
- Fitness therapy
- Group therapy
- Holistic therapy
The next level of care, or step down, for cocaine addiction treatment, would be partial hospitalisation treatment, or also called a day program. This is where a person will live at home, but be in treatment for about eight hours a day. The same types of therapy and treatment will be provided, but there will also be a focus on the person living back in their life still. Although individual and group therapy will be provided, it will be centred around coping with living life outside of the treatment facility, beyond just stabilising them and helping them through the worst couples weeks of recovery, like detox and inpatient treatment, would be.
Outpatient treatment would be the lowest intensity level of treatment. It involved the same types of therapy again, individual and group therapy, with support services as needed and available, but it would be on a weekly basis. This is a great level of care for people in recovery who need some support and practice with skills centred around their new life, and healthy coping skills.
Recovery Is Possible
Addiction recovery, even for cocaine, happens every day for thousands of people. Treatment and recovery come in the forms of individual therapy, where the focus is on understanding the underlying causes of the addiction. Many who use drugs like cocaine are coping with an untreated mental illness or other issues. By looking at this and the thought patterns and poor habits that contribute to this situation, a person can learn better ways to handle symptoms and overcome those underlying problems.
Group therapy focuses more on how people interact with others; This helps the person in treatment for cocaine use see how others perceive them. They can work out problems with interpersonal communication. Coping and handling living a healthy life in recovery will also be attended frequently in rehabilitation and group therapy as well.
Cocaine rehab treatment can be a long road, but recovery happens regularly. While it is highly addictive, cocaine addiction can be overcome. If you think you or someone you love are struggling with cocaine use and abuse, contact us immediately. We are here to help you in a life of recovery and good health.
Contact our helpline today for information on cocaine treatment programmes in your area.
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