Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Originally used for medical purposes, cocaine was soon found to have stimulant properties, which led to its misuse as a recreational substance. Cocaine abuse reached a peak in the 1970s and 1980s, a time period that coincides with the onset of the crack epidemic. Crack, an even more addictive derivative of cocaine, is easily produced through a simple conversion process. Both powdered cocaine and crack are readily available on the streets, and approximately 38 million American adults have reported using some form of cocaine at least once. About six percent of those who enroll in substance abuse treatment programs are there for a cocaine use disorder or co-occurring cocaine and mental health disorders.
Cocaine addiction treatment can be highly effective in helping people with a cocaine use disorder reach a place of sustainable sobriety. Recovery from cocaine addiction is possible. TruHealing Riverbend’s cocaine addiction treatment program in Jeffersonville, Indiana, provides a wide range of evidence-based treatments to help those struggling with addiction find the road to wellness. Find out more about our cocaine addiction treatment center by calling (855) 652-0546 or completing our online form.
Cocaine Addiction Facts
Derived from the coca plant, cocaine was considered harmless enough for unregulated, daily use for many years. It was an ingredient in the original recipe for Coca-Cola as well as in many over-the-counter medicines. It was discovered to be addictive and removed from ready access. It is still used today in hospital settings as an anesthetic that also provides vasoconstriction, a combination that is sometimes medically useful.
Cocaine, like other addictive drugs, interacts within the brain’s reward centers, creating an open door to physical and psychological dependence. The brain’s natural production and release of neurotransmitters is interfered with by cocaine so that the abuser depends on the drug to experience any pleasure or satisfaction. Soon, the body depends on cocaine to provide what was once a normal part of brain chemistry—the production of serotonin and dopamine.
People experiencing a cocaine high are drawn at first by these effects:
- Increased feelings of empowerment
- Energy boost
- Feelings of self-esteem
- Absence of anxiety
Soon, however, cocaine abuse leads to cycles of binging and recovery. To avoid the painful crash that follows a cocaine high, the individual ramps up dosages and continues to binge, maintaining the high as long as possible. In time, the body can’t go on, and the final crash is inevitable. Recovery can take days, during which exhaustion combined with cravings is intolerable. The cycle soon begins again. Cocaine addiction treatment can stop the cycle and allow healing to begin.
The Dangers of Cocaine Addiction
Physical risks of ongoing cocaine abuse include but are not limited to:
- Loss of the sense of smell
- Damage to the soft tissue and cartilage within the nose
- Ulcers and other damage to the gastrointestinal system
- Kidney and liver damage
- The danger of pneumonia, asthma, and other acute respiratory issues
- Cardio-vascular problems including heart attacks and embolisms
- Brain complications, including cognitive impairment, long-term memory loss, seizures, aneurysms, and strokes
These risks are potentially life-altering and worse. You can receive life-saving help at a cocaine rehab in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
TruHealing Riverbend’s Cocaine Addiction Treatment Program in Jeffersonville, Indiana
Once you have been medically ushered through a safe detox, evidence-based treatments can safely guide you to a secure sobriety. At TruHealing Riverbend Addiction Treatment, we offer professional support in our intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs where you will be helped by:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Anger management therapy
- Family therapy
- Meditative therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Relapse prevention therapy
- Music therapy
If you have an underlying mental health challenge, TruHealing Riverbend offers dual diagnosis treatment to help you manage both your mental health and cocaine use disorders.
Don’t wait to reach out for the support of TruHealing Riverbend’s compassionate and expert staff. Call us at (855) 652-0546 or use our online form to connect to someone today.