Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that significantly impacts the central nervous system. Around 855,000 Americans suffer from cocaine addiction according to the National Survey on Drug Use. Though cocaine use peaked in the 1980s, it’s still a drug of choice for many. In fact, cocaine-related deaths increased 29% over the last decade from the previous one according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Because of the physical and psychological detriments that often result from cocaine abuse as well as the complex issues behind addiction, inpatient cocaine addiction treatment is usually required for successful long-term recovery.
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Withdrawal from cocaine addiction can be physically and emotionally taxing. When cocaine use is stopped or when a binge ends, a crash follows almost immediately. This crash is accompanied by strong cravings for more cocaine. Withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours and may continue for up to two weeks or more. Cocaine detox should take place under the 24/7 care of medical professionals.
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Intense cravings
- Inability to experience pleasure
- Tremors or shakiness
- Depression or anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Body aches and chills
- Irritability and agitation
In medical cocaine detox you will be supervised around the clock. They can administer research-backed medications to ease cocaine withdrawal symptoms as clinically appropriate and ensure you are safe and comfortable. A positive detox experience can enhance your chances of continuing in treatment, thus reducing the risk of relapse.
Inpatient Cocaine Rehab
Addiction is a chronic brain disease. Treatment provides the expert care needed to not only safely eliminate addictive substances from your system, but also address the many factors likely contributing to your addiction.
Cocaine abuse may have biological and situational origins. Many people with addictions suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety and depression. Drug use becomes an attempt to ease these symptoms. The problem is the relief is temporary, and dangerous. Cocaine abuse can also cause symptoms of mental illness like psychosis and depression. Inpatient cocaine rehab provides expert psychiatric care to properly diagnose and treat mental health issues and address substance use.
Trauma is another common underlying reason behind addiction. Whether it’s a clearly identifiable traumatic event like rape, physical abuse or military combat, or less obvious trauma like emotional and verbal abuse or unhealthy attachment styles, trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s life. In cocaine rehab, you’ll have access to trauma specialists and trauma-focused therapies to address these challenges.
Finally, inpatient cocaine rehab gives you distance from everyday triggers that propel your addiction. You’ll have the space to focus on yourself and getting better. You’ll learn healthy coping behaviors to prevent relapse when you leave treatment. And you’ll build strong sober connections and begin attending support groups that can be critical to long-term recovery.
Why Cocaine Is So Dangerous
Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. It can be snorted, smoked or injected. When snorted, cocaine powder is inhaled through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. When injected, the user uses a needle to release the drug directly into the bloodstream. Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection. All of these administration methods pose great risks to the user.
Smoking or injecting cocaine can be especially damaging. For example, cocaine smokers also suffer from respiratory problems including coughing, shortness of breath, and severe chest pains with lung trauma and bleeding.
Cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant. Physical effects of cocaine use include constricted blood vessels and increased temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. Cocaine produces a sense of extreme joy by causing the brain to release higher than normal amounts of certain “feel-good” chemicals, or neurotransmitters. Continued use can hinder the body’s natural ability to produce these neurotransmitters on its own, causing extreme “crashes,” withdrawal and depression. Users may also experience feelings of restlessness, irritability and anxiety.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment at The Ranch Mississippi
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