Cocaine Addiction Treatment
How to Treat a Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine is known for being popular among celebrities and is one of the most expensive drugs, but is one of the most common drugs abused in America. It comes in either the powder form or it can come as crack cocaine, which is inhaled. Many people consider it safer than meth, heroin, or other available drugs, but cocaine is in fact very addictive, takes over lives, and can result in death due to overdose.
What Happens When You Use Cocaine
Cocaine is a stimulant. It gives an intense high, a rush of Euphoria, and will make the user very anxious, energized and excitable. The user will become extremely hyper and will continue moving quickly during the entire duration of the high.
Yes, Cocaine Is Addictive
The high induced by cocaine is nearly impossible to repeat without the continued use of cocaine or a similar drug. After the euphoric feelings of cocaine wear off, the high that was initially experienced is matched with a low, depressive state that will leave the user craving more. As an individual continues use of the drug, their brain develops a tolerance, and they need to use more each time to satisfy their cravings and reach another high. Similar to many other drugs and forms of addiction, chasing the high drives substance abuse into an addiction and that addiction continues to become deeper until the individual undergoes a serious detox and therapy treatment.
Signs of Cocaine Abuse
When someone becomes addicted to cocaine, they experience side effects that are noticeable to the people around them. These are mood swings, weight loss, suicidal thoughts, bloody or dark mucus, unexplained loss of money, insomnia, and other often extreme behaviors.
If you have a friend or family member who is a victim of cocaine addiction, seek help immediately. The addiction cycle of cocaine is vicious, and overdose is common. If you wait to find help, it might be too late.
Treatment for cocaine addiction involves a professional detox to safely wean the addict off of the drug while avoiding the dangers that occur from completely ridding a highly addicted patient of the drug to quickly. The withdrawal symptoms are harsh and can be extreme. No one should have to go through the detox process over and over, which is why we believe in doing it the right way the first time.
At Sprout Health Florida, we treat cocaine addiction with detox, therapy, and education. We believe in treating the whole addiction, from body to mind to lifestyle. We assess every patient individually to discover the unique issues and circumstances that must be addressed during the treatment process. Then, by learning about each patient, we can diagnose a treatment plan that will be the most effective and result in lifelong sobriety and happiness.