Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Advanced Cocaine Rehab Center in South Padre Island, Texas
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that floods the brain with dopamine. The euphoric blast that results from this neurotransmitter overwhelms and rewrites neural pathways. Cocaine obsession almost always takes over an addicted man’s life.
Even though their addiction places their health, wellness, and those they love in harm’s way, they cannot stop using cocaine on their own. That’s when Origins Recovery Center can help.
Cocaine, made from coca plant leaves, is sold as a fine, white powder and known by many street names: Coke, Crack, Blow, Flake, Snow, Yeyo, and White. Drug dealers stretch their supply of the expensive drug by combining it with cornstarch, baby powder, or other stimulants, making the addictive drug even more dangerous. Users then administer the cocaine orally, intravenously, or by inhalation.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Risk Factors for Cocaine Use
The flood of dopamine in the brain’s pleasure and reward center strongly reinforces drug-taking behaviors because the dopamine surge causes the user to become less sensitive to cocaine over time. As a result, people take more potent and frequent doses increasingly to get the same high.
Men with a parent or other first-degree relative experiencing the disease of addiction have a significant risk of developing a substance use disorder. Individuals lacking dopamine pathways may seek out cocaine to correct their chemical imbalance so they can feel pleasure. Others with co-occurring depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder may use cocaine to alleviate their symptoms.
Additionally, men who misuse alcohol, opiates, methamphetamines, or benzodiazepines (particularly those who began substance use early in life) are at a higher risk of becoming addicted to cocaine.
Job loss, divorce, trauma, death in their family, and other major life stressors may trigger men to resume their cocaine use in conjunction with other drugs.
Origins Recovery Center can help. Regardless of your family history, we are here to design your comprehensive, customized treatment plan. Integrated, medically supportive cocaine addiction treatment is the most effective treatment for men trying to overcome their dangerous addiction to cocaine.
Signs of Cocaine Use
Long-term cocaine users shorten their life by ten years or more.
Physical symptoms include:
- Weight loss
- Sleep deprivation
- Trembling and shaking
- Elevated body temperature
- Increased agitation
- Cold-like symptoms
- Muscle tics/spasms
- Changes in concentration and focus
Psychological and behavioral symptoms of cocaine use include:
- Social isolation
- Hiding drug use from others
- Interpersonal relationship problems
- Violent behaviors
- Risky sexual behaviors
- Repetitive behaviors
- Disorganized thoughts
Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms
Although cocaine does not produce a physical dependence like opioids or alcohol, it makes up for it with a substantial psychological withdrawal. While a heroin addict must use their drug to avoid painful withdrawal, the cocaine addict believes they still retain control over their use.
Someone addicted to cocaine may take it repeatedly for days. After the cocaine binge, they experience a crash that includes extreme fatigue and negative emotions. When the obsession with using the drug returns, they may believe they can safely manage their cocaine use.
This deadly cycle of addiction and delusion feels impossible to break. Professional help through addiction treatment is needed.
Symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:
- Intense anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Increased appetite
- Night sweats
- Muscle aches
- Nerve pain
Withdrawal symptoms can be so severe they prompt further use. This “mental obsession” is one we address in cocaine rehab treatment. Men need medically assisted detox combined with evidence-based residential treatment to move through withdrawal safely.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment Modalities
Many men who use cocaine fail to remain sober following detox without adequate, clinically driven programs that target their neurobiological disease. Long-lasting recovery from cocaine addiction is possible when it’s thoroughly evaluated and then approached strategically by addressing mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
After medical detox is completed and stability is achieved, an effective treatment plan includes holistic cocaine rehab that simultaneously addresses a man’s psychological, mental, emotional, social, familial, environmental, personal, spiritual, and physical aspects. By learning to build new and positive relationships, male clients will gain self-confidence and self-esteem.
Effective addiction treatment also helps men learn to manage daily stressors without turning to cocaine. With help, patients create an actionable plan to avoid relapse and improve their quality of life.
Comprehensive treatment modalities include:
- Continual nursing supervision
- Medication management
- Individual and group therapy
- Assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders
- Neurological interventions
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Skill-building with dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Nutritious, nourishing meals
- Recreational therapy
- Meditation and mindfulness training
- Spiritual Care
- 12-Step recovery groups
How Origins Can Help
Origins Recovery Center’s multidisciplinary experts are skilled at treating men with cocaine addiction. Our physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed therapists, and 12-Step immersion staff treat all the body, mind, and spirit issues that arise from cocaine use disorders.
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