Cocaine is highly addictive, using it just once can quickly turn into a pattern of misuse, which can lead to a cocaine addiction and leave you in need of help and support for your addiction.
Addiction for cocaine or other drugs can be damaging to the lives of you and those around you, however it is nothing to be ashamed of. The reasons people become addicted are complicated, but with proper professional care through treatment for cocaine addiction, you can regain control over your life, end your dependence on cocaine, and resume your pursuit of a happier and healthier life.
What is Cocaine Addiction Treatment?
The first step on the road to recovery is accepting that you have a cocaine addiction problem, or encouraging someone to talk about their cocaine addiction. Once you have taken this most difficult of steps, you can seek treatment for your addiction.
Cocaine addiction treatment is designed to help you, or someone you love, stop using cocaine. At Priory, our specialists will encourage you to identify your drug dependency, and then help to remedy these problems, which involve identifying new ways of coping through building self-esteem and positive attitudes. When undergoing treatment for cocaine addiction, you will be treated by experienced professionals who can offer comprehensive care, providing treatment that best aligns with your needs and goals.
How do I know if I need Cocaine Addiction Help?
Cocaine and substance addiction is often characterised by changes in behaviour which can affect your relationships both at home and at work, whereby sourcing the drug becomes more important than spending time with loved ones, or pursuing activities you previously enjoyed.
Some of the behavioural signs of cocaine addiction to look out for include:
- Rapid talking during conversations,
- Finding that you have to take more and more of the drug to feel the desired effect
- Acting impulsively or with increased energy
- Poor decision-making capabilities
- Elevated body temperature
Cocaine addiction can have a devastating impact on all aspects of your life. In addition to the risk of significant physical and psychological harm, the continued misuse of cocaine can undermine your ability to maintain healthy relationships, make appropriate academic progress, get and keep a job, establish financial independence, and otherwise participate in a productive and satisfying lifestyle.
Professional treatment can help you to heal from any past harm that has resulted from your cocaine misuse, and can empower you to avoid future damage.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing these symptoms, it might be time to consult with a specialist and seek treatment for addiction. It can be difficult trying to stop taking cocaine without any support, but with the right treatment, you can learn how to stop taking cocaine and live a happy and healthy life.
Crack Cocaine Addiction
Crack cocaine, also referred to as simply ‘crack’, is the crystallised form of cocaine. This drug is heated and smoked, and its name is derived from the characteristic cracking or popping noise that it makes when it is exposed to heat. The onset of euphoria is much more rapid in crack cocaine when compared to the powder form of the drug, but the effects often peak quickly and stop after only a few minutes. This accelerated cycle of abuse causes crack cocaine addiction and tolerance to build rapidly.
Treatment for crack cocaine addiction is also available at Priory and follows the same structure of cocaine addiction treatment, including a crack cocaine detox process and therapy.
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How does Cocaine Addiction Treatment Work?
At Priory, we offer flexible rehabilitation and addiction detox options, available in a treatment centre that is convenient for you. At Priory, you will receive an excellent treatment plan aided by round-the-clock staffing and highly experienced nursing staff as well as addiction specialists. You will work in active collaboration with teams of dedicated professionals who were selected both for their clinical expertise and for their commitment to compassionate care.
Treatment for cocaine addiction can take place as part of our 28-day Addiction Treatment Programme, with the length and type of treatment that you receive, dependent on your unique condition and the severity of your addiction.
Depending upon your specific needs and goals, your path to recovery from cocaine addiction may include a combination of a cocaine detox programme, residential rehabilitation at one of our cocaine rehabilitation centres, and different types of therapy including individual and group therapy. Day care therapy and outpatient therapy may also be options for cocaine addiction treatment depending on the severity of your cocaine addiction. At Priory, the ultimate goal of cocaine addiction treatment is to be abstinent from using cocaine.
The types of treatment that you receive as you recover from your cocaine addiction at Priory, will depend upon a variety of factors, including your needs and goals, your progress to date, the presence of any co-occurring mental health issues, and the level at which you are currently receiving care.
Withdrawing from cocaine can have many effects on the body. The intensity and length of the withdrawal process will depend on how much of the drug has been consumed and how long it has been abused for. Depending on how long cocaine has been used will depend on how long cocaine can stay in the body.
Cocaine withdrawal can be uncomfortable and could be dangerous as some symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can be severe, especially if cocaine use has been heavy and chaotic. Cravings for cocaine can also be intense when detoxing from the drug, making it all the more difficult.
Detoxing from cocaine safely is very important and accessing a residential detoxification process, where you are medically supervised, can ensure the detoxification process remains as safe as possible. At Priory, the drug detox process typically lasts between 7 and 10 days, although that can vary depending on personal circumstances. All Priory rehabilitation and detox services are carried out in licensed hospitals, with treatment led by consultants who are supported by junior doctors and highly experienced nursing staff. Clinical staff are on-site 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information on Priory’s leading cocaine addiction treatment, as well as the type and format of the addiction therapy that we can offer, please visit our approach to addiction treatment page.
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