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Cocaine Rehab

The easy accessibility and relatively cheap price of cocaine have led to cocaine addiction being one of the most common addictions in the UK. Only alcohol and heroin present a greater problem than cocaine. Interestingly enough, cocaine addiction does not discriminate by age, skin colour, sex, or social class. Cocaine addicts come from every walk of life.

Cocaine is a very powerful stimulant that has a definite effect on the way the brain works. The drug is very appealing because its effects are nearly instantaneous. Whether smoked, snorted, or injected, cocaine gets to the bloodstream and very quickly travels to the brain where it blocks certain neurotransmitters. The blocked neurotransmitters are not reabsorbed into the brain, resulting in the euphoric high associated with cocaine use.

Cocaine is highly addictive for two reasons. First, the euphoric feelings it produces are very attractive to people who use the drug. Second, the body is able to gradually develop tolerance to the drug the more often it is used. That tolerance requires more cocaine in order to achieve the same level of euphoria.

Be Honest With Yourself

Ask any recovering cocaine addict, and he or she is likely to tell you that they continued using for a long time before they realised they were addicted. Cocaine is one of those drugs that have a way of fooling users into thinking it is harmless. Yet it is anything but. We encourage you to be honest with yourself about cocaine use, regardless of how casual it is. Addiction can be prevented if intervention occurs soon enough.

If you already find yourself in a place where you believe you cannot survive or function normally without regular cocaine use, you may already be addicted. A cocaine addiction will manifest some of the following signs:

  • you’re constantly worried about having adequate access to cocaine
  • you’re willing to go to great lengths to acquire more cocaine
  • you plan your daily activities around using
  • your circle of friends begins to exclude nonusers
  • you find yourself being secretive about your use
  • you ignore others to voice concerns of possible addiction
  • you regularly find you need to increase the amount of cocaine you use.

If you notice any of these signs in your own life, you likely have an addiction problem. There is no point in continuing to deny it; denial will only make the problem that much worse. Far better for you to call our addiction recovery helpline so we can get you started on the road to recovery.

How Cocaine Rehab Works

Rehabbing from a cocaine addiction involves three primary components: detox, rehab therapy, and aftercare. Moreover, although you can access these services through the NHS and community-based organisations, we recommend you seriously consider residential rehab at a private clinic. Please bear in mind the NHS does not provide residential treatment of any kind. Any services you access through the NHS will be outpatient-based.

A typical cocaine rehab programme will employ the three components in the following order:

  • Detox - It is imperative that you begin rehabbing by undergoing a seven-day detox programme. Detox is the only way your body can cleanse itself from the chemicals you have been putting into it. The clinics we work with provide medically supervised detox and, where appropriate, medications that will help reduce withdrawal symptoms.
  • Rehab Therapies - Once the physical addiction to cocaine has been conquered, it is time to move on to the psychological and emotional addictions. That is the purpose of rehab therapies. The time you spend in residential rehab will be devoted to a number of different therapies that will teach you how to recognise and avoid addictive behaviour. Residential rehab programmes can last anywhere from four to 12 weeks.
  • Aftercare - When you have completed your residential rehab treatment, you will be released from the clinic to return home. However, the chances of relapse are relatively high during the first few months after your release. Aftercare is put in place to make sure you do not relapse. What is aftercare? It is a collection of support services designed to pick up where residential rehab left off. You will be accessing aftercare through support groups, charities, and other community-based organisations.

A comprehensive cocaine rehab programme, from detox through to completion of aftercare, can take about 12 months. However, that is not much time compared to living the rest of your life addicted to cocaine. Also remember that the only true cure for cocaine addiction is permanent abstinence. It is something you will be dealing with for the rest of your life. Why not take the time to go through a residential rehab programme if it can help?

What to Expect

When you seek treatment for a cocaine addiction through UK-Rehab, you are getting help from an organisation genuinely concerned about your recovery. What’s more, we are committed to always being up front and honest about what you can expect. When you call our addiction recovery helpline, we will:

  • provide you with a free and confidential assessment
  • walk you through the treatment options available to you
  • answer all of your questions about payment
  • help you arrange for admission to a private clinic
  • refer you to free services if appropriate
  • follow-up to make sure you are getting the care you need.

Assuming you choose to attend one of our clinics, you will receive a medical and psychological assessment when you first arrive. Clinic staff will use the information from that assessment to devise a bespoke treatment plan unique to your circumstances. We believe bespoke treatments are far better than standard, ’one-size-fits-all’ treatments.

The clinics we work with are staffed by medical professionals with plenty of experience in addiction recovery. They will do their utmost to make sure you are well cared for during your residential stay. They want to see you get well just as much as we do.

If you are ready to bring an end to your cocaine addiction there is no better time to call our helpline than right now. We are ready to help if you are ready to take back your life.

Health Insurance

Our Rehabs accept most of the major private health insurers.

  • AVIVA Health Insurance
  • AXA Health Insurance
  • Bupa Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
  • Vitality Health Insurance
  • Cigna Health Insurance
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