In most cases, cocaine detoxification involves a few minor withdrawal symptoms during the first few days of discontinuing use. Some of these symptoms include anxiety, depression, insomnia, and cravings. Within a few weeks, however, these can intensify and additional symptoms can appear such as increased appetite, tremors, muscle pain, and abdominal pain. These symptoms are usually enough to convince the person to take more of the drug, and for this reason, it is best to detox in a professional facility in a controlled environment that allows no access to the drug.
Cocaine has been part of our culture for hundreds of years. From the old-time elixirs of the past, to present day crack cocaine, this drug has left its mark on society. Today, cocaine is used in a variety of ways. Some people choose to snort the powder, others prefer injecting a liquid form of the powder, while many prefer to smoke the freebase form known as crack cocaine. Regardless of how the drug is ingested, there is a risk of addiction.
Those individuals who believe they can quit cocaine any time they choose often find that they are only in denial about the seriousness of their cocaine abuse. When the withdrawal symptoms show up, they realize today isn’t the day they can quit, and this pattern repeats until serious damage has been done. It will now require professional intervention to accomplish successful detox.
During medical detoxification, highly trained addiction specialists and medical staff can administer medications to help minimize the discomfort during withdrawal. These medications can include:
Each drug has its benefits, however it is important to note that in some cases, those who used Methadone during detox find that they developed a dependence on this drug, thus trading one addiction for another. Careful monitoring and dosing are the only way to prevent this type of scenario.
Other than medical detox, there are alternatives for those who prefer a more natural approach to treatment such as holistic programs, faith-based approaches, or indigenous paths.
Following cocaine detoxification, a rehabilitation program is needed to help the individual understand the underlying reasons for their addiction and learn better methods for dealing with daily stress without needing the assistance of mind-altering drugs. Since addiction is a composite of physical dependency, emotional issues, and environmental influences, treatment must include protocols for addressing all aspects simultaneously to ensure lasting results. Our program is designed to do just that. We seek to heal the whole person physically, mentally, and spiritually for their sake, as well as their family’s.
The steady increase in cocaine abuse, or any other addictive substance, is an indication that as a society, we are losing the battle against addiction, and the best hope is to handle the problem one addict at time, every day, every year, and save as many lives as possible. Our goal is to heal each client and return them to society as productive citizens once again.
If you are ready to reap the benefits of cocaine detoxification, please call now and find out how we can help you become the drug-free, productive member of society you once were before this drug changed everything.