Cocaine Rehab

Cocaine is a type of highly addictive drug that affects the health and safety of thousands of people living in the state of Nevada. If you are one of these people who struggles with the use of this illegal drug, learn more about your cocaine rehab and treatment options below.

The Truth About Cocaine Drug Addiction

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Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is produced using leaves from South American coca plants. This drug takes on the appearance of a white, powdery substance, and might be referred to by other names, such as crack cocaine or blow.

Cocaine abusers take the drug through various methods, all of which come with the risk of addiction and dangerous health complications. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that the use of cocaine, as with other drugs, has serious long-term effects on the brains of cocaine abusers. Those who struggle with substance use disorders become dependent on the psychical changes that happen to their bodies (the “high”) when they are using. Thus, the chance of becoming addicted is highly likely. This is especially true for those who struggle with both mental health issues on top of drug addiction.

There are short-term and long-term consequences of using cocaine. Alongside the short-term symptoms of extreme mood change, sensory overload, and paranoia, there are significant long-term risks, including:

  • Health problems to the sinuses and persistent nosebleeds
  • Respiratory infections and complications
  • Gastrointestinal decay
  • Increased chance of getting deadly illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis C

In addition to these effects, there is always the risk of death from cocaine overdose.

Even if cocaine abusers do not feel that they are being physically affected by their drug addiction, they might find themselves struggling to maintain their social lives, job responsibilities, and family relationships.

However, cocaine addiction is manageable with the help of treatment facilities who specialize in treating drug addiction.

Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

Treatment for cocaine addiction depends on the individual, and people in recovery often find it useful to research the treatment centers that will best benefit their specific needs. 

Most treatment facilities begin the rehab admission process by assessing the patient’s history to learn more about the timeline of their drug addiction struggles as well as any mental health conditions that could contribute to substance abuse. After this initial assessment, patients often go through the process of detox to get the harmful substances out of their bodies. 

It is important for patients to know that they might experience one or more of the following side effects of cocaine withdrawal:

  • Feelings of exhaustion and fatigue
  • Decreased attention span
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Body chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Strong cravings for the drug

This period is often uncomfortable, but it is possible to get through it with the help of on-site physicians and mental health professionals. This is why monitored, staff-assisted care is essential to easing a patient’s transition into cocaine rehab. Though the withdrawal process is often unpleasant for the patient, the symptoms are temporary and will grow easier to cope with over time.

After the process of detox, cocaine abusers will go through a specialized treatment program to address the emotional aspect of recovery with different types of therapies to learn coping techniques.

Your Cocaine Recovery Options

There are many different approaches to treating drug addiction, and this information can feel overwhelming. Here, we break down the two main options that treatment facilities may offer:

1. Inpatient Programs

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Inpatient programs are useful for patients who need a safe, calming environment to begin the process of recovery. There are often two types of inpatient rehab to treat substance use disorders. These include residential rehab and intensive inpatient treatment.

Both of these programs within the inpatient unit work to provide various techniques to treat drug and alcohol addiction. An inpatient program might use treatment options such as:

  • Individualized counseling
  • Trauma-informed treatment
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy and family therapy
  • Chronic pain treatment
  • Spiritual and faith-based healing
  • Complementary and alternative medicine therapies (CAM), which include physical movement in the form of yoga, qi gong, tai chi, and more.

With the support of inpatient programs, trained professionals, and other people in recovery, treatment for cocaine addiction is possible.

2. Outpatient Care

Sometimes, outpatient care is necessary for patients who are not able to put their lives on hold to join an inpatient program. Outpatient programs should offer similar therapies as inpatient programs, though these are often less time-intensive, and the patient does not stay in the rehab environment.

It’s important to consider outpatient care when discussing a patient’s graduation from an inpatient rehab program. Addiction does not simply go away once a patient leaves cocaine rehab. In fact, many people in recovery find it challenging to enter the outside world after attending treatment for substance use disorders. Outpatient cocaine treatment gives cocaine users a place to transition from residential rehab to everyday life.

There are important outpatient care tools that patients can learn in cocaine rehab and take with them through every step of life. These include:

  • Regularly attending 12-step meetings
  • Utilizing therapy techniques such as CBT and DBT in moments of stress
  • Finding peer support recovery groups
  • Staying in touch with alumni groups of people who are out of rehab
  • Writing and sharing testimonials about the experiences of cocaine addiction and the process of recovery.

This collection of resources is incredibly useful to patients who understand that they will always struggle with the fight against drug addiction, but who know that they don’t have to do it alone.

Sober Living Starts Now

At the Vance Johnson Recovery Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, we personally understand the struggles of alcohol and drug addiction. We are here to show you that cocaine addiction does not have to control your life.

We are ready to help you develop the skills you need to get sober and stay sober. Recovery takes work, but it starts with seeking help. Reach out to us today by phone at 1-888-82-VANCE or fill out our confidential online form. Your path to sober living starts here.

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