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Cocaine Treatment

People addicted to cocaine are addicted to a very powerful stimulant. It is a drug that alters the way the brain works, and one that can lead to dependence very easily. Unfortunately, cocaine addiction is often the result of people misunderstanding the power of this drug. Far too many people live under the false impression that it is harmless, only to find themselves hooked later on down the road.

Treatment for cocaine addiction is available under one of two models. The first model is an outpatient programme offered by a private clinic or a combination of NHS clinics and community-based organisations. Outpatient treatment involves medically supervised detox, group support, one-on-one counselling, and 12-step work. Outpatient care is organised through a series of day programmes the recovering addict is expected to attend of his or her own free will.

Residential treatment involves the cocaine addict living at the treatment facility for a period of 4 to 12 weeks. During residential treatment, the recovering addict will receive medically supervised detox followed by a number of different psychotherapeutic treatments, including group counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Why Treatment Is Necessary

As previously mentioned, it is not uncommon for people to believe cocaine is harmless. That misconception leads them to try the drug in the first place, believing that they can get high without any adverse consequences. It is incorrect thinking that can lead to addiction.

If you are already addicted, you need to seek treatment as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could experience the following physical problems:

  • Brain Damage - Because cocaine is a powerful stimulant, it constricts blood vessels in the brain. This can lead to things like stroke, seizures, vision problems, and so on. In some individuals, cocaine use causes irrational thoughts and violent behaviour.
  • Respiratory Function - When cocaine is snorted or smoked, it irritates the respiratory system. Prolonged use can lead to permanent damage of the lungs and sinuses.
  • Heart Function - It should be no surprise that cocaine is bad for the heart. Cocaine increases both heart rate and blood pressure while at the same time constricting blood flow through the arteries. This is a recipe for disaster. Prolonged cocaine use can result in heart attack or arrhythmia.
  • Gastrointestinal Damage - The constricted blood flow resulting from cocaine use can damage the gastrointestinal system by way of ulcers and/or perforations of the stomach and intestines. It can also result in sudden kidney failure or long-term kidney damage.

In addition to the physical harm cocaine addiction causes, there are other things to consider. Addiction often destroys relationships between spouses, parents and children, and extended family and long-time friends. When you use cocaine, you are actually harming those you are closest to.

Of course, addiction will also destroy your finances and your ability to work. This may result in the loss of your home, your car, and other valuable assets. You might even resort to crime to pay for your habit.

You Can Break Free

We want you to know that you can break free from addiction by seeking cocaine treatment through an outpatient or residential programme. Plenty of addicts just like you have already successfully completed treatment plans and now live a drug-free life. There is no reason you cannot do the same.

If you are willing to call our drug addiction helpline right now, we will help you locate a treatment centre appropriate to your current circumstances. We will even help you make admission arrangements if necessary. All you need do to get yourself on the road to recovery is contact us by phone or through our website.

When you contact us, we promise to:

  • give you a FREE and comprehensive assessment of your treatment needs
  • provide you with a comprehensive list of available treatment options
  • walk you through the various payment options for private treatment
  • point you to free services if they are appropriate to your situation
  • help you make admission arrangements as needed
  • help arrange for transportation to a clinic if needed.
What You Can Expect

If you are willing to agree to get treatment for your cocaine addiction, there are a number of things you can expect. They are as follows:

  • Detox - Anyone addicted to cocaine will need to undergo detox if he or she is to truly break the habit. Unfortunately, there are no substitute drugs that can be given in place of cocaine. However, it is likely you will be given prescription medication to help ease you through the detox process.
  • Rehab - Once you have detoxed, it might be necessary for you to undergo a psychotherapeutic rehab programme lasting up to 12 weeks. Such programmes are designed to help you deal with the emotional and psychological issues addiction presents. All of your needs will be taken care of should you decide to seek rehab at a private clinic.
  • Treatment Plans - Our experience has taught us that there is no ’one-size-fits-all’ approach that works for every cocaine addict. That’s why we favour bespoke treatment plans individualised to each client. When you seek treatment at one of our clinics, that is exactly what you’ll get.
  • Your Attitude - The single most important ingredient in your treatment is your own attitude. If you are fully committed to getting well, to the extent that you’re willing to do whatever is asked of you, your chances of succeeding are very high. Nevertheless, the opposite is also true. A poor attitude increases the chances that you will not finish your programme or that you’ll relapse within the first year following.

You are probably already aware that a cocaine addiction is bad news. Hopefully you are at the place where you’ve had enough and you are ready to get help. If so, do not wait another moment to get started. Pick up the phone and call our addiction recovery helpline right now. Our counsellors are standing by to provide whatever assistance you need.

UK-Rehab is a referral and counselling service specialising in helping drug addicts and alcoholics get the treatment they need. All of our services are absolutely free and confidential.

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