ABOUT COCAINE ADDICTION
Cocaine (also known as “coke”) is a potent, highly abused, and illegal stimulant drug that users can inhale, smoke, inject via a needle, rub onto the gums, or swallow. The effect of cocaine use is a quick high, or euphoria, followed not long after by a crash. Because the cycle of high and crash is so rapid and the dopamine reward so great, the user is left wanting increasingly more as the brain adapts to cocaine, leading to addiction.
Dealers often mix cocaine with additives, such as baking soda or flour, to increase profits. Sometimes it’s mixed with other drugs like amphetamines or fentanyl to heighten the euphoria. Cocaine that’s been tampered with is one of the most dangerous, life-threatening drugs, making cocaine addiction treatment essential.
Depending on how a user consumes it, cocaine addiction can occur after only a single use or not for a year after regular use begins. Side effects may include extreme happiness, overconfidence, decreased appetite, sensitivity to light or sound, anger or irritability, paranoia, and hallucinations.
COCAINE USE DISORDER
Following are some of the indications of cocaine use:
- Loss of smell, runny nose, or nosebleeds if the drug is snorted
- HIV, hepatitis, collapsed veins, and track marks if the drug is injected
- Burned lips or fingers, asthma, and pneumonia from smoking the drug
- Bowel decay caused by swallowing cocaine
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decreased appetite and malnourishment
- Dilated pupils
- Feelings of restlessness and excitement
UNDERSTANDING COCAINE DETOX & ADDICTION TREATMENT
Cocaine detoxification, or elimination of the drug from the body, is the first step in cocaine addiction treatment. Stopping cocaine use brings on withdrawal symptoms as the body attempts to function without the drug. Withdrawal symptoms may be severe and difficult for patients to handle alone. Medical intervention at cocaine detox centers like Buena Vista is the ideal way for addicts to begin the cocaine recovery treatment process.
If you or your loved one is wrestling with a cocaine addiction, please contact us as soon as possible. Our staff of board-certified physicians and highly skilled nurses provides medically supervised detox for cocaine addiction. We customize cocaine detox treatment for each patient based on the length, dosage, and frequency of drug use.
Our goal is to help the patient get through withdrawal as safely and comfortably as possible. Withdrawal symptoms experienced during the detoxification stage of coke rehab may include:
- Intense cravings for the drug
- Difficulty concentrating
- Potentially severe depression
- Agitation and anger
- Increased appetite
- Insomnia and nightmares
Treating cocaine addiction is challenging and you’ll need medical assistance through a professional cocaine rehab clinic. It can be dangerous to stop cocaine use abruptly. Withdrawal symptoms can be present for up to several months, and cravings can return long after the drug is eliminated from the body. No medications are currently available to treat cocaine addiction.
THE BENEFITS OF A MEDICALLY SUPERVISED COCAINE DETOX AT BUENA VISTA
There are many benefits to committing to a medical detox at Buena Vista’s cocaine addiction treatment center, including:
- Substance-free settings that remove the chance of relapse
- A safer way to complete a detox
- 24/7 monitoring to help patients throughout their detox and make them as comfortable as possible
- Daily visits with our team of doctors, including a licensed master-level therapist
- Access to gourmet foods and snacks
- Regular individual therapy sessions
- Aftercare planning and transition into an inpatient or outpatient treatment program
- Smoking allowed for clients 21 and older
- Private rooms and access to Netflix
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER COCAINE DETOX?
Cocaine addiction treatment at Buena Vista is in-network for most insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Aetna, Cigna, and Magellan. You can check our Insurance Verification page to learn more about whether or not your insurer will cover your cocaine detox. Or, you can contact us directly to speak with one of our addiction specialists.
Speaking with one of our specialists doesn’t mean anyone will force you into treatment. We’ll provide you with a better look at your options, create a customized treatment plan that works best for you, and assist you with insurance and transportation. The choice is still yours to make.
In the rare case that Buena Vista is not in-network for your insurer, our clinical outreach director will help you find a cocaine addiction treatment center that is.
ONGOING COCAINE ADDICTION TREATMENT AFTER DETOX AT BUENA VISTA
Cocaine detox is the first, perhaps the most difficult, step on the patient’s journey to long-term sobriety. The risk for relapse is far higher without additional treatment because a detox alone won’t provide valuable coping skills or address the underlying problems that led to addiction in the first place.
After the patient successfully undergoes detox, therapy is the next important step. Buena Vista offers individual and group counseling as well as behavioral and other therapy programs that are vital in helping patients understand their addiction and prevent a relapse.
Ready to regain control of your life? Whenever you’re prepared to begin your cocaine rehab journey, we’re here for you! Contact Buena Vista and take the first step on your journey to cocaine addiction recovery today.