Cocaine addiction is a major problem in the United States, with the National Institute of Health estimating about one and a half million people using and abusing the drug each month. Made from leaves of the coca plant, the drug can be easily purchased on the street and often goes by the names blow, snow, coke and C. Some addicts are drawn to crack cocaine, the most potent type of cocaine that comes with a powerful surge of side effects, which are typically short lived. In order to continuously feel the high crack cocaine offers, users will repeatedly abuse the drug setting themselves up for a wide range of negative health effects, addiction issues, and potentially death. Luckily, there is treatment for cocaine addiction, including detox and numerous program options that have helped countless people break free from the drug.
Cocaine is highly addictive and typically gives users a rush of euphoria, a surge of energy, and feelings of power. And while these effects may seem desirable to some people, they may not understand the negative ways cocaine can affect their body. Cocaine addiction can also cause seizures, heart attacks, strokes, respiratory failure, organ damage, coma, and sudden death/overdose.
If you or someone you love is addicted to cocaine, consider treatment now before it is too late. At Trenton Drug Rehab Centers, helping men and women break free from cocaine addiction is part of our mission. We understand how drug addiction can affect every aspect of one's life, plus the lives of those around them. But it does not have to ruin your life. In fact, through detox and our addiction treatment program, we can show you how to get off cocaine, and be by your side each step of the way.
Because withdrawal from cocaine can cause a wide variety of symptoms, which can range from mild to life threatening, the safest place to be during withdrawal is in a detox rehab center. Choosing a detox center over attempting to detox on your own offers multiple benefits. First, you will be cared for by a team of medical professionals who are able to keep you comfortable and can offer medications to decrease withdrawal side effects. Second, people who attempt to detox on their own typically have a low rate of success; this usually occurs when withdrawal symptoms become so intense, the addict uses the drug again to get rid of the withdrawal symptoms.
Detox begins with a full physical and psychological evaluation, which helps our team create a customized treatment plan for you. Once your treatment plan is created, detox can begin. While the cocaine withdrawal timeline may be slightly different for each person, withdrawal symptoms usually appear within 24 hours of last use of the drug. Men and women in detox may feel their symptoms peak around the second day of the program, and after that point they should decrease in intensity.
Withdrawal symptoms that may occur during treatment for cocaine addiction and detox include:
Finishing detox doesn't mean you won't crave cocaine. In fact, it isn't uncommon to crave the drug for up to three to six months after your last use. You may be wondering why cocaine cravings can last for so long. During these first few months after quitting the drug, your body and brain is attempting to adjust brain chemical levels back to where they should be. This includes the dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine levels that were affected during your drug use.
Once detox is complete, you or your loved one will enter into the rehabilitation phase of cocaine addiction treatment. Rehab teaches you how to get off cocaine by understanding why you started using the drug in the first place, what triggers may cause you to desire the drug, and what relapse prevention techniques you can use to stay sober.
Our inpatient rehab program offers you time away from your typical environment that may have fostered drug addiction. Here you can focus solely on healing from cocaine addiction and learn how to stay clean once you enter back into the real world. If you are interested in learning more about treatment for cocaine addiction in Trenton, speak to experts who want to help you. Call 609-845-1035 today. We look forward to helping you take the first step on the road to recovery.