WHAT IS COCAINE?
Cocaine is usually produced as a white powdery substance that resembles table salt or white sugar.
It is most commonly induced through the nose, which is called snorting. Other times, cocaine is smoked in a process called freebasing. Another way to get high with cocaine is to dissolve the drug in water and inject it.
Cocaine is also mixed with other drugs to create various drug cocktails. One of the more popular cocktails is a speedball, which is a mixture cocaine and heroin that is usually injected.
The effects of cocaine are a state of high energy and euphoria. People are happy while on cocaine. They feel more productive, or in other cases, experience a state of invincibility.
This feeling, however, is short-lived for the user. The cocaine high is also known for being very brief, which is why the typical user keeps coming back for more and larger doses.
Street names for cocaine are coke, blow and powder.
HOW CAN COCAINE REHAB HELP?
While going through your recovery, a solid support group and a high quality rehabilitation center can be a great help.
Along with helping you quit, the full rehab experience will help you identify the triggers that could lead you to relapse. Once you know your trigger scenarios, you’ll be able to lean on your support group to help keep you on the path to recovery.
Yes, using cocaine is a tough habit to give up. But, with dedication and hard work, you can achieve your goal of ditching the cocaine to start a drug-free life.
It’s not too late to take the first step toward a new life.
COCAINE INPATIENT REHAB
When a patient is so dependent on cocaine he or she can’t detox or rehab alone, the patient will need inpatient rehab.
With inpatient care, qualified healthcare professionals provide 24-hr monitoring for people suffering long-term acute addiction.
If you plan to visit someone during his or her inpatient recovery, be sure to first clear it with the patient’s counselor. Visits from family and friends can affect the patient in different ways depending on how they are handling their recovery process.
The rules regarding when visits are allowed will be determined by each individual rehabilitation center. Most do not allow visits when the patient is in the detox process or during the vital first stages of the rehabilitation process.
When the timing is right, a visit from a friend or family member can be very helpful in the recovery process. It will reassure the person in recovery that he or she isn’t facing the problems in this world alone and that people care about his or her wellbeing.
COCAINE OUTPATIENT REHAB
Outpatient care works well for patients who don’t need constant monitoring as part of their detox process.
Some in the rehabilitation industry don’t look highly on outpatient care, but it can be a good option for patients who don’t need constant observation.
Many patients prefer this option because it is often more affordable.
THE PROCESS FOR COCAINE REHAB
Cocaine addiction can destroy your mental and emotional well-being, but it can also cause physical damage to your body, including fluctuations in weight, illness, and increased likelihood of injury.
Along with fighting addiction, rehabilitation can include getting back into good physical health. Many of our programs offer exercise activities, including stretching and yoga.
Our programs also address the mental toll addiction can take on a patient. Our rehab specialists help you learn to stay strong in your sobriety during holidays, birthdays, and other stressful situations.
Because cocaine use has spread across all strata of society; our recovery programs are designed to fit the needs of each individual patient’s situation.
THE LENGTH OF COCAINE TREATMENT
Treatment for cocaine is more than just detox.
Along with getting clean, you still need to address your emotional, mental, and physical health, so you can stay sober. Improving your overall health can sometimes require extended counseling sessions.
Because every situation is different, the treatment will vary in length from person to person. One person may require treatment for a month or more, but the next person may only require a few days. It all depends on the severity of each case.
THE RICH MAN’S DRUG
It wasn’t so long ago that cocaine was found only among the chic crowds with money to burn on illicit drugs.
Nightclubs or at high Hollywood hillside parties is where you’d find the drug being induced in various forms and mixtures known as cocktails.
In these atmospheres it was the jet set and hip with money who initially became attracted to cocaine as the “rich man’s drug.”
However, in what can be called mainstream America, the drug’s popularity continues to grow even as people realize its danger.
For instance, cocaine has of late, shed its rich man’s connotation to be the second most popular drug on American college campuses, where most students do not have disposable incomes.
Or, in another thought, maybe some of these students did at one point have disposable incomes, but after a good amount of cocaine use, chances are they’re flat broke.
This, in the least, demonstrates how far-reaching and addictive cocaine can be.
Even today with all the health warnings about synthetics like cocaine, 1,800 Americans each year still manage to try cocaine for the first time.
Not bad for a drug that came to fame in the nation’s discos back in the 1970s.
HOW COCAINE WORKS
Cocaine reacts with the body’s central nervous system and the brain’s natural production of dopamine to produce the energy and euphoria so many users of the drug enjoy.
In short, cocaine speeds up everything. It is not uncommon to compare the highs of cocaine with those of caffeine, but on a much more intense level.
Some of the signs of cocaine use are:
Cocaine is particularly hard on people with heart issues. In fact, because of the strain cocaine can put on one’s heart, strokes and cardiac arrest have been associated with the drug’s use.
HOW DO PEOPLE GET HIGH WITH COCAINE?
Of the three ways cocaine is induced into the body, snorting is the most popular.
Snorting is also the least powerful way to experience cocaine, though it does give the longest highs of about 30 minutes, which eclipses both smoking and injecting cocaine.
Smoking or injecting cocaine will be more intense than snorting it, but the highs last less time.
It is for this very reason of diminished returns of cocaine, that addicts cannot get enough of this drug. If you want the high to last, you have to keep returning back for more.
COCAINE AND OTHER DRUG USE
Because cocaine is, at least initially, a social drug, it is easy to find other “complimentary” drugs such as alcohol and heroin.
Mixing these drugs with cocaine is called poly-drug use, and its results can be fatal, especially if the end drug is a speedball.
Just as bad for the addict in recovery are the triggers that mixing cocaine with other drugs can cause.
For example, a person who once simultaneously drank and used cocaine but is now in recovery, can at some point experience a relapse from one or the other drug.
Before long, they find themselves addicted once again, and not just to one substance, but in the case of alcohol and cocaine, both substances.
Our cocaine rehabilitation process holds a very high standard when it comes to Patient Health Information (PHI).
Fighting through the struggle of cocaine recovery will be difficult enough, so our focus on privacy should help keep your mind at ease.
Take confidence in knowing that as you seek out your new pathway to sobriety, your PHI is safe with us.
HOW ARE PAYMENTS HANDLED
Our cocaine rehabilitation centers protect payment information with the same intensity as we do Patient Health Information.
Your credit cards and insurance records will not be held on file, so there will be no paper trail to worry about.
We bill by the month.
If your stay with us is longer, we discreetly bill on a bi-weekly basis.
GOING AWAY FOR TREATMENT
In some cases, it can benefit a person to leave their immediate surroundings to seek rehab.
Shedding yourself of what’s familiar to you can make it more likely that you’ll have a successful recovery from cocaine. This is true because the surroundings you are most familiar with are also the most likely to trigger a relapse.
Going away for cocaine treatment rids you of distractions, and allows you to fully focus on your rehab. It can also introduce you to new interests, philosophies, sights, thoughts and most importantly, people.
We have recovery experts at rehab facilities across that country, so you’re sure to find a place to suit your recovery needs.
Having a strong support group can greatly contribute to your long-term sobriety.
We try to help you establish a support group as part of our treatment programs. The relationships you develop while in recovery can be part of that support network. This social aspect of the rehab process can’t be overstated.
Loneliness is a big contributing factor for why people develop substance use disorders in the first place and can also contribute to relapse. This is why building relationships can be the crucial piece of the recovery process you get in a treatment center as opposed to quitting on your own.
If you or a loved one have an addiction to alcohol, contact BLVD Treatment Centers. At BLVD Treatment Centers we custom tailor our recovery programs within the safe and nurturing confines of our rehab treatment centers. Located throughout California, in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and in Portland, OR, our mission is to assess the severity of your addiction to help you achieve true recovery within 30 days. Call us now at 1-866.582.9844.