How to stop taking cocaine with Priory's support
Cocaine can have an intense yet short-term euphoric effect. Taking it once can quickly turn into drug misuse, as you continue to use cocaine to experience the same sensation. Over time, this can lead to addiction.
If you want to stop taking cocaine, it is important to do so with professional care, so you can start to regain control in a safe and understanding environment. We have outlined the type of treatment that is available to help you stop taking cocaine and become empowered against future use.
Treatment available to stop taking cocaine
The first step on the road to recovery is accepting that you have a problem. The path you will then take will depend on the severity of your dependency, your progress to date, any pre-existing mental health conditions you may have, and the level of care you currently receive.
Typically, treatment will include one of more of the following:
- Cocaine detox programme - detox allows you to rid your body of cocaine. Doing so with medication and 24-hour nursing care is highly recommended so that you can control anxiety and any withdrawal symptoms.
- Residential rehabilitation - this treatment can help you to find the root cause of your addictive behaviour and encourage healthier alternatives. Specialist teams of consultant psychiatrists and psychologists, therapists and nurses will provide the intensive treatment, with 24-hour care and support.
- Day care therapy - day therapy allows you to continue with personal and professional responsibilities, while giving you the structured and supportive care you need to recover. You would attend therapy for a number of days each week, but return to your home each evening.
- Outpatient therapy - this is an ideal step-down from day therapy, or if you require limited ongoing support to help you re-establish a healthy lifestyle.
The types of therapy that you may receive during your treatment can include:
- 1:1 therapies - these sessions typically take place a few times a week and help you to unearth any underlying reasons for your addictive behaviour. Within this confidential environment, you will be given coping strategies and tools to help improve your lifestyle.
- Group therapy - workshops and lectures can allow you to share problems and get emotional support from other group members who may be experiencing similar concerns. These may include group assignments, where you share your experiences and work to get a better understanding of yourself.
- Family group therapy - this form of therapy works to help open up dialogue and generate a two-way understanding about the addiction and the impact it is having on the family unit.
Why choose Priory for cocaine addiction treatment?
Getting professional treatment when you want to stop taking cocaine is highly recommended. It can help you to heal from any past harm caused by your cocaine misuse, and prevent you from relapse.
We understand that taking to first step towards recovery can seem extremely daunting, but with the knowledge and experience of our world-class psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses and therapists, you will be in the best hands.