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What’s Keeping You Up: Cocaine Insomnia

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Cocaine can keep you up much, much longer than you ever intended.

There’s a reason cocaine is known as a party drug—it keeps you up, alert and energetic. But the flip side of that is that cocaine is also linked to insomnia.

Researchers believe that cocaine may prevent the brain from recognizing the need for sleep.

Cocaine and Sleep Study

One study done at Yale University recruited 12 people who had, on average, abused cocaine for 17 years. All participants were given the option of going to rehab instead of participating in the study, but declined.

The purpose of the study was to see how cocaine use affected sleep quality—and the results were enlightening. Participants took longer to fall asleep when using and were also measured as having poorer quality sleep.

Cocaine, Insomnia and Recovery

The problem, as noted by researchers, is that sleep problems don’t immediately go away once a user decides to get better. And, as we all know, lessons are harder to learn when we’re tired. In fact, everything is harder.

That’s why it’s important to choose a quality rehab that can support you in every way through recovery. Sobriety isn’t just the act of not using drugs. Rather, it’s the act of connecting with others and becoming whole and well again.

Cocaine Addiction Treatment at The Raleigh House

At The Raleigh House, based in Denver, we believe that recovery is a journey, not an event. And each person who walks through our doors is assigned a master’s level therapist to guide them on that journey.

We do more than just get the cocaine out of your system. The real work is helping you recover psychologically, mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially. That’s done through conventional therapy and the best science-backed methods available, of course, but also through nutrition, art, music, animal therapy, physical activity and more.

We also evaluate—and treat—residents for any co-occurring conditions that may exist, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the cocaine treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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