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Benefits of Being Sober from Cocaine

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Breaking free from cocaine addiction can allow you to enjoy the many simples pleasures of life again.


Cocaine works by giving you a high that makes you feel on top of the world. But that euphoria comes at a cost—addiction and the eventual inability to enjoy the many joys, challenges and simple pleasures of life.

In addition to the many health risks of cocaine, it leaves you depressed, anxious, unable to concentrate and tired. The desire for the drug—and the constant cravings—take over your life.

Sobriety, meanwhile, can offer a deep inner peace.

Consider what Dr. Richard Hanson, a neuropsychologist, has to say about the subject in an article he wrote for Psychology Today:

“You might think of sobriety as a kind of loss, but it’s actually fueled by a sense of gain. At bottom, sobriety is the opposite of craving … you’re not going to war with what’s unpleasant.”

In other words, you’ll be free from cocaine addiction, which will give you the chance to truly engage in life.

The sunset. A good book. Lunch with a friend. A yoga class.

These are all things that will—eventually—bring you pleasure again. Meanwhile, being free from addiction will allow you to purse your passions and goals. Which will bring a sense of fulfillment—and of a life well-lived.

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Recovering from Cocaine Addiction

We all know that—as great as sobriety can sound—it has its challenges. Studies indicate that 90-day treatment programs are most effective. That’s because getting over a cocaine addiction isn’t as simple as getting the drug out of your system.

The real goal of rehab is to find out why you used—and kept using—in the first place. Without that critical step, you’re likely to find yourself right back where you started.

Getting Over Cocaine at The Raleigh House

The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes addiction isn’t just a physical problem. Our master’s level trained therapists get to the root cause of addiction through group, individual and family counseling. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the cocaine addiction treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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