Can You Do A Cocaine Detox At Home?

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May 8, 2024 3:43:00 PM
Can You Do A Cocaine Detox At Home?

Cocaine addiction is often glamorised amongst celebrities and in movies - but what is not shown is the dreadful side effects of an addiction and what an addiction can do to a person mentally and physically.

Addiction doesn't just affect you but it affects the people around you. They may start to drift away from you as the person you once were starts to disappear and becomes lost in the hands of cocaine.

It doesn't have to be this way forever, you can take back that control and become the best version of yourself.

In today's blog post, we will look into detoxing from cocaine at home safely, how you can manage the withdrawal symptoms you are faced with and where you can seek support. So, let's take a look, and together we can beat cocaine addiction.

Cocaine Detox

Eventually, regular cocaine use will lead your body to become dependent on the drug. This means you experience withdrawal symptoms when the drug isn't circulating throughout your blood.

When you have decided that you are ready to detox from cocaine at home, you should speak to an addiction specialist so that they can make sure that you are detoxing safely.

In some cases, people who are highly addicted to cocaine and have been reliant on the drug for a while may need a medically supervised detox, as some withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and need to be managed with the help of a health professional.

When you reach out to an addictions specialist about wanting to detox from cocaine, they will be able to support you going forward and help you reduce your cocaine intake.

A cocaine detox involves reducing and stopping the use of cocaine and finding ways to manage your withdrawal symptoms effectively. You can do this at home with the support of family and friends.

Managing Withdrawal Symptoms

During the first few days of your detox, your body will be readjusting to functioning without cocaine, so your withdrawal symptoms are likely to be at their worst.

Some of the withdrawal symptoms you may experience include:

  • Tiredness and lack of energy 
  • Body aches and pains 
  • Chills and sweats
  • Poor mental health
  • Mood swings
  • Increased appetite
  • Headaches 

Once you get past the first few days, your symptoms will decrease and become more manageable. Let's take a look at some ways you can manage your symptoms:

Staying Active

Exercising and moving your body will help you to alleviate any symptoms and feel better during your detox. 

When you exercise, your brain releases endorphins. This is known as the ‘feel good’ hormone and is responsible for alleviating stress and anxiety. Your mood will be lifted and you will feel a lot more motivated to stay on your journey.

Staying active and energised throughout the day will help you to sleep a lot better at night time too, alleviating the insomnia you may be experiencing. It can ultimately make you feel a lot more refreshed day to day after a good night's sleep.

Eating a Balanced Diet 

Fueling your body correctly and staying hydrated will keep you energised and lift your mood. When you eat good, you feel good - and looking after your body and filling up on all the nutrients it needs will help a lot more than you think.

It will help to rebuild your immune system making you feel better within and stopping your chances of catching illnesses. Staying hydrated may also help you to manage headaches and body aches.

Finding a Hobby 

Finding something that you enjoy and keeping yourself busy will help you to keep your mind off your withdrawals.

Along with having a daily routine, knowing what you will be doing each day and making sure you are filling your day with things to keep you busy will give you less time to think about your withdrawals and cravings, and more time to focus on yourself and recover.

Group Support Sessions

Attending group sessions and being open and honest with others also suffering from cocaine addiction will help you to hold yourself and others accountable.

You will be able to talk to people who relate to how you are feeling and share ways each other is coping with withdrawal.

Motivating yourself and others to stay on track with recovery, can make you feel really good about yourself and your own recovery as you know you are also doing something good by helping others.

How Long Does a Detox Take?

It usually can take up to 10 days for your body to readapt to life without cocaine, but in some rare cases symptoms and cravings can last for up to 4 weeks.

Once you have powered through the first few days, you will find the rest a whole lot easier as your symptoms become more manageable. 

However, the cravings for cocaine may still linger so just be strong, don't give up, and talk to your support system about how you are feeling, whether that be a family member or a therapist.

Talk about your feelings and don't hold everything in, as these people are here to support you and they want to see you succeed. If you have a craving tell them so that they can help to motivate you to stay on track towards lifelong sobriety.

So, Can You Detox At Home? 

In short, yes - you can. However, it all depends on your preferences and individual needs. If you have severe dependence, it may be best to detox under the supervision of a professional. 

However, if your addiction is milder, you may be fine detoxing from home with professional support as and when needed. 

Benefits Of An At-Home Detox

At-home detoxes are really beneficial as you will still be able to attend to all of your personal commitments whilst also recovering from your addiction.

At-home detoxes are flexible too so you won't have to worry about missing work or hobbies, as you will be able to utilise your support at any time each day.

You can recover from the safety and comfort of your own home with the people who mean the most to you around you for support.

Recovering From Cocaine Addiction With Rehubs

Here at Rehubs, we are here to support you on your path towards lifelong sobriety. We want to help you to succeed to become the best version of yourself.

Recovering from an addiction isn't easy but it is a great achievement and shows great discipline and self-respect towards yourself. 

Ready to choose you? Fill out our free online consultation and a member of our team will be in touch.

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