Cocaine Recovery Treatment
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Cocaine is a stimulant commonly used and abused in the United States. In 2020, 5.2 million Americans who were 12 and older used cocaine. Cocaine has now been discovered to be addictive, although it was once used for medicinal purposes.
Cocaine abuse can lead to addiction, physical health problems, and mental health disorders. Cocaine addiction treatment can help with long-term recovery and improve the overall quality of life. Pacific Palms Recovery in San Diego County, California, offers outpatient rehab for cocaine addiction.
What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a schedule II controlled substance which means that cocaine has a high potential for abuse and can lead to physical or emotional dependence. Cocaine is considered to be part of the stimulants class of drugs. Stimulants speed up messages between the brain and body and can cause feelings of awakeness, alertness, and confidence.
Cocaine is derived from dried leaves of the coca plant found in South America and formed into a white powder. The initial high from cocaine can cause feelings of euphoria, energy, and exhilaration but are followed by a displeasing comedown. Cocaine is commonly called blow, coke, rock, or snow.
Crack cocaine is a type of cocaine that takes the original white powder from the coca plant and is created by cooking it with baking soda. Crack breaks into small pieces called rocks. Crack cocaine is used by heating and smoking the substance.
Crack cocaine received its name because it makes a crackling sound while smoking the substance. Crack can be even more addictive than regular cocaine because the high from smoking takes hold immediately.
Signs of Cocaine Abuse
Cocaine’s effects appear almost immediately after use, whether the drug is smoked, injected, or snorted. The duration of how long the effects are felt depends on the route of use. When abuse begins, a tolerance for cocaine may develop where more and more of the drug is needed to feel the same results.
Small amounts of cocaine can produce physical effects like constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. Large amounts of cocaine can produce a more intense high but have an added risk of tremors, paranoia, and other toxic reactions.
Common signs of cocaine abuse can include:
Symptoms & Effects of Cocaine Addiction
There are symptoms and long-term effects that can occur as a result of prolonged cocaine addiction and abuse. Some of these symptoms and effects can be mitigated or eliminated when cocaine use stops. Other effects might be ongoing and require further care.
Effects of cocaine addiction can include:
Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
Treatment for cocaine addiction can be customized to fit individual needs and diagnoses. Depending on the severity of abuse, a detox, residential, or outpatient facility may be recommended. Detox is the most structured and intense level of care, while outpatient still provides structure but more freedom.
Residential or inpatient treatment provides care 24/7 for cocaine addiction. Cocaine addiction can be treated in licensed residential facilities with evidence-based therapies, holistic methods, and medication management when needed. Inpatient treatment involves participating in groups and individual sessions at the facility while living on site.
Outpatient treatment for cocaine addiction includes therapy, life coaching, life skills, and relapse prevention plans. Outpatient programs take place at the facility, but patients do not stay at the facility. This level of care is typically utilized after completing an inpatient program, and a sober living facility is recommended if home life is not conducive to long-term recovery.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment in San Diego, CA
Cocaine is a stimulant that has a high potential for addiction and abuse. Cocaine abuse can lead to physical and mental health problems. Treatment for cocaine addiction can include therapy and medication management when appropriate.
Pacific Palms Recovery in San Diego, California, offers outpatient rehab for cocaine addiction. If you or a loved one are struggling with cocaine abuse, contact Pacific Palms Recovery today. Our team can answer any questions you have and give you a better understanding of our outpatient treatment program.
Pacific Palms Recovery is a certified outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. Our outpatient drug rehab is located in San Diego County, California. Pacific Palms Recovery implements a comprehensive clinical and holistic approach to treating drug addiction and alcohol abuse.