Cocaine addiction can be a challenging journey that not only affects the person with the addiction, but their loved ones too.
If left untreated, cocaine can begin to affect your life – including your finances, relationships, physical health, mental health and overall well-being. If you think you have a cocaine problem, it’s important to seek support before the dependence escalates.
The good news is that there are a range of effective treatments available. Read on to learn about the different types of treatment for cocaine addiction, including detoxification, inpatient and outpatient rehab, support groups and online rehab.
The Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction
If you’re concerned that you have a cocaine addiction, it’s important to seek support. The signs of cocaine addiction aren’t always obvious, especially in the early stages of addiction.
Here are some symptoms of cocaine addiction to be aware of:
- Increased anxiety
- Weight loss
- Mood changes
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Cocaine cravings
Ultimately, if you struggle to control your cocaine use, it’s time to seek support and regain control. At Rehubs, we can help you overcome your addiction for good, focusing on long-term cocaine recovery.
Detoxification is the first step in the journey toward recovery. Cocaine detox involves clearing your body of the drug and managing withdrawal symptoms. Some cocaine withdrawal symptoms include fatigue, increased appetite, and vivid dreams. Emotional lows, like depression and anxiety, are common, alongside irritability.
Some people also experience sleep disturbances, including insomnia or oversleeping – as well as strong cravings for cocaine.
While withdrawal symptoms generally peak within the first week, some emotional challenges may persist longer. The process can be challenging, and that’s why it’s so important to seek professional support.
This stage of the process focuses on the physical dependence on cocaine, whether it be powder cocaine or crack cocaine.
Medical detox is when you are given detox medication. Science-backed detox medication can help you taper off cocaine and can ease cocaine withdrawal symptoms.
For many, a medically supervised detox is the best option – this is when you detox under the guidance of experienced healthcare professionals.
The main goal of a medical detox is to detox safely and minimise the risks and discomfort associated with withdrawal.
Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab for Cocaine Addiction
When it comes to rehab for cocaine addiction, there are two main types of drug rehab programs available: inpatient cocaine rehab and outpatient cocaine rehab.
Everybody’s recovery journey is unique – some people prefer to recover from addiction at a residential clinic, whereas others prefer to recover as an outpatient.
Inpatient rehab provides a structured environment with 24/7 support, making it ideal if you have a history of severe addiction. Outpatient rehab, on the other hand, allows you to receive treatment while maintaining your daily routines. This is ideal if you’re looking for a little more flexibility.
Support Groups for Cocaine Addiction
Support groups can be helpful when you finish rehab. It’s important to note that recovery can be difficult without support – but support groups can connect you with individuals with similar experiences and challenges as yourself.
Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are two popular groups among those in cocaine addiction recovery.
During these support groups, you can share your stories, exchange experiences, and provide/receive encouragement on the path to sobriety.
Psychiatric support plays a huge role in addressing the underlying mental health issues associated with cocaine addiction.
During therapy, you will work with psychiatrists and addiction counsellors. They can help to treat any co-occurring mental health conditions/ disorders such as depression or anxiety, work on relapse prevention, and teach you effective coping strategies.
Counselling can also help you to understand your addiction triggers, and the root causes of your addiction, and help to build your confidence.
There is a range of therapies used in rehab, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy, group therapy and one-to-one counselling.
Online Rehab for Cocaine Addiction
Online rehab is a convenient and accessible way to treat cocaine addiction. This option allows you to receive quality addiction treatment from the comfort of your own home. It is also a more discreet option than attending an in-person clinic.
If you want to stop using cocaine, overcome your drug addiction and turn your life around for good, or you want to help someone with drug addiction, look no further than Rehubs. The first step is to complete an online addiction assessment/ consultation.
During this assessment, we’ll explore your challenges, recovery goals, and your addiction history. This enables us to design a tailored recovery plan for you – a plan that meets your unique needs.
Peer support can be extremely helpful in recovery, which is why we offer daily group sessions. These sessions can connect you with others who share similar experiences, fostering a sense of community and understanding.
As well as group sessions, we offer one-to-one sessions. This combination can increase the chances of success – giving you the best chance of long-term recovery. We combine evidence-based therapies with practical exercises and helpful resources, empowering you with the tools you need to navigate your recovery journey.
At Rehubs, we understand the complexities of cocaine addiction and are committed to providing compassionate and effective treatment options.
Our comprehensive approach is designed to address all aspects of addiction, empowering you to become the best version of yourself.
If you or someone you know is seeking help for cocaine addiction, reach out to Rehubs – where healing begins and recovery becomes a reality.
Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab centre called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade.