Cocaine use usually starts as a recreational drug, intended for a quick pick-me-up to get through a night of partying or a long day of running on little sleep. Coming down from a cocaine high can be miserable and dependency begins to form when you start to feel like you need it to feel better and function optimally.
Cocaine is an escalating addiction. The more you do it the stronger and faster the addiction becomes. If you use cocaine frequently and any of the following warning signs of cocaine addiction sound like you, then you may want to consider treatment:
At The Raleigh House, the healing begins in a nurturing, relaxed home environment. We provide a high staff-to-client ratio where clients receive greater care, attention and frequent therapy sessions. Clients are assigned a treatment team during the assessment process that consists of clinical, psychiatry and nursing staff. The team will offer support, reassurance and safety along the way.
Recovering from cocaine addiction can involve ongoing effects or symptoms that can last a few days or even months. It is normal to experience these effects and The Raleigh House will be there to help alleviate these symptoms during treatment. Some of the symptoms you may experience are severe anxiety, loss of appetite and weight loss, paranoia and insomnia. We have built a professional team and treatment program to address the discomfort of withdrawal. All clients will receive a thorough psychiatric, nursing and medical assessment upon admission. Master’s level therapists work with clients to create and implement treatment plans individualized to the specific needs and goals for treatment.
The first step on the road to recovery is building a strong, supportive relationship with your therapist and the clinical team. Group and individual sessions focus on learning more about yourself, your addiction and your relationships. These sessions give clients a safe container to express emotions while learning new, healthy coping skills. Groups are held daily and individual sessions are determined between the client and their primary therapist.
Stimulants generally cause a decrease in appetite and weight loss. Discontinuing the use of cocaine can initially cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. The Raleigh House focuses on a biochemical treatment approach, which includes an individualized nutrition plan based on specific symptoms. Maintaining a proper diet and routine as well as taking supplements and amino acids will help alleviate the symptoms that cocaine use has caused.
Large amounts of cocaine use can cause co-occurring conditions such as insomnia, paranoia, anxiety, malnutrition and memory problems. Frequent exercise is a natural way to promote healthier sleep patterns and reduce anxiety. It relieves stress, increases energy levels during the day, improves your sleep routine, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins.
The discontinuing of cocaine use may cause an individual to experience normal symptoms such as lack of pleasure and motivation, depression, and fatigue although feeling restless as well. These effects can be intimidating for an addict but The Raleigh House will be there to alleviate the symptoms. Our clients will learn healthy strategies to cope with everyday stress and boredom through recreational activities. These activities will provide daily structure and aid in finding new hobbies outside of the addiction world. We provide activities to suit a variety of interests including sports, art and cultural events.
If you or a loved one are seeking cocaine addiction treatment, you aren’t alone. But The Raleigh House can help. Call us today at 720-891-4657 or contact us online to learn how our cocaine treatment program can help you or someone you love get better.