The popularity of cocaine dates back to the 1980s and has not slowed down. Its hold on the lives of those who use cocaine continues to impair the lives of millions of people every year. Cocaine is a drug that dates back at least 100 years when it was first abused as a street drug. Even further still, history suggests the origin of the drug, the coca leaf, has been ingested for thousands of years.
Our rehab program provides the best substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for cocaine addiction. We promote whole-body wellness and a life free of cocaine abuse. Our leading cocaine addiction treatment center in Murfreesboro, TN is the first step. We are here to take you carefully through the recovery process.
Why Cocaine Addiction Treatment is Important
In 2021, 4.8 million people reported using cocaine. In the same year, 24,486 died from the substance, with the youngest 12 years old. Of the adults surveyed in Tennessee, more than 2% admitted to having tried it. That equates to more than 1,000 Tennesseans smoking cocaine and nearly 500 ingesting it in other forms.
Cocaine gives individuals a feeling of alertness and increased power and energy. Most users explain a state of euphoria and confidence. However, other experiences can include anxiety, paranoia, and irritation. Most are left feeling physically spent and mentally out of sorts when the high wears off.
The anesthetic nature of cocaine creates numbness in the throat and tongue when it’s snorted and the mouth when it’s smoked. Injecting cocaine leaves the injection site numb, too. The method of use determines how long the numbing sensation and the high last. The lure and addiction to cocaine continue. However, treatment programs and medically-assisted detox can help individuals recover. It’s possible to regain a sense of normalcy after a cocaine addiction.
Why Choose TRUE for Cocaine Addiction Treatment?
TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health’s clients receive safe and comfortable outpatient services following an individualized treatment plan.
Our dedicated therapists consider the unique needs of each individual and treat them accordingly, which begins with an assessment that gathers information on the client’s active addictions, history of substance abuse, and prior treatments.
After the evaluation, the individual is placed under the care of our trained staff who are there every step during the withdrawal process. There are many, many different cocaine rehab programs all over the country. Why should someone choose our program?
Because cocaine addiction can alter cognitive processes, you must surround yourself with an understanding and patient staff. It’s not about how quickly we can get patients in and out. We aim to ensure that each client feels heard, surrounded by a team of people they can trust and rely on.
If you’re still unsure about treatment and don’t know where to go, take it from some of our clients whose lives have changed because of their time at TRUE. Our reviews are honest. We take pride in not only being able to provide a fantastic program, as evidenced by our client’s successes, but also listen to our clients and improve our programs based on that feedback.
Our Level of Care
The therapies we use enlist the body as a treatment team member. Using the body’s normal regenerative and healing abilities can help shorten the time that negative symptoms persist. These therapies are also a great way of introducing positive habits to our clients, which can help curb cravings after their treatment program has ended. We have seen firsthand that this helps our clients with long-term recovery.
Understanding How Cocaine Affects the Body
Cocaine has several adverse effects on the body. They are classified into short and long-term consequences.
- Increased heart rate and changes in blood pressure
- Dilated pupils
- Increased body temperature
- Changes in appetite
- Bursts of energy and alertness
- Euphoria and sensations of pleasure
- Improved social skills and talkativeness
- Anxiety, restlessness, and irritability
- Paranoia and hallucinations
- Cardiovascular: heart attack, stroke, and irregular heartbeat
- Respiratory: breathing issues and lung damage
- Neurological: seizures and coordination problems
- Gastrointestinal: stomach pain and nausea
- Reproductive: infertility and sexual impairment
- Dental: tooth decay and loss of teeth
Cocaine Addiction and the Withdrawal Process
As with most drugs, the withdrawal process for cocaine addiction can be complex. The body has to relearn how to function without the drug. Exhaustion, pain, and discomfort are some of the body’s responses.
While the process can feel daunting, the rewards of recovery entirely outweigh the short-term discomfort of a detoxification process.
Usually, the withdrawal process occurs in three phases:
- Phase 1: A cocaine crash begins as soon as the effects of the drug wear off and the high dissipates. This occurs for hours or even minutes after the last dose. Feelings of depression and anxiety develop along with discomfort, usually characterized by extreme tiredness, irritation to things that once brought pleasure, and an increased appetite. Individuals who abuse cocaine in large doses also experience dehydration, shakes, cardiac arrest, and the potential for death.
- Phase 2: This phase can last up to 3 months. While the symptoms of phase 1 have been conquered, other symptoms arise. Those include issues with attention and focus, extreme sluggishness, and the craving for cocaine will come in waves. However, toward the end of this phase, individuals begin to feel the ability to reclaim control over their lives.
- Phase 3: During this time, individuals will continue to crave cocaine to an extent. Places where they formerly abused cocaine and people they used it with become triggers. Individuals’ overall moods begin to realign as the discomfort of phases 1 and 2 subside. Eventually, people will start to feel like their former selves more of the time than not.
The potential for relapse will take time to cope with. Individuals addicted to cocaine must receive treatment from medical professionals in a safe and controlled environment.
Recognizing the Different Forms of Cocaine
Keep in mind that it doesn’t matter the form of cocaine. It is all illegal and highly addictive. Cocaine comes in several different forms. It is usually purchased in small vials or plastic bags.
Below are some of the most common forms of cocaine.
- Powder cocaine is a fine white powder. This form is usually snorted through the nose. Individuals also take the powder and dissolve it in water to inject it or mix it with other substances and smoke it.
- Crack cocaine is cocaine that has been processed to form small rocks. Individuals usually smoke it with a pipe. When they do, they hear a crackling sound. That’s how it got its name.
- Freebase cocaine shares similarities with crack cocaine. This form undergoes a different chemical process and tends to be more expensive. Individuals will smoke this form of cocaine.
- Coca leaves are the raw material used to produce cocaine. The tradition of people in South America using the coca leaf date back several centuries. Traditionally, individuals chewed or brewed the leaves in drinks such as tea. While using the leaves themselves isn’t considered drug abuse, using them to make cocaine is.
Our Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programs
When a person becomes sober, they must first do so in a drug addiction program that can respond to their needs. Options can include partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), or sober living homes.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are a structured treatment option that provides intensive care services without requiring clients to spend the night. PHP is recommended for individuals who have completed a higher level of care, such as residential treatment, but still need ongoing support and monitoring to maintain active recovery.
PHPs benefit individuals struggling with cocaine addiction by providing a safe and structured environment with access to medical supervision, including therapy with family members and one-on-one and group therapy with peers with the same substance abuse issues and possible mental health disorders.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) provide more structure than the PHP program but less than residential care. IOPs include group and individual therapy sessions and provide the tools and support for our clients to achieve and maintain sobriety.
IOPs provide more support than traditional outpatient programs because therapy sessions are more frequent, and clients can participate in more support group activities. Services can include cognitive behavioral therapy, courses on coping skills, dialectical behavior therapy, holistic therapies, medication management, and other forms of mental health treatment.
Sober Living Homes
Our sober living homes offer structured housing that provides additional accountability through drug tests and curfews. Sober living is often used in conjunction with PHP and IOP. Sober living homes offer structured housing that provides additional accountability through drug tests, curfews, and peer support groups. Sober living is often used with PHP and IOP and makes for an easier transition back to daily life and obligations.
Our Cocaine Addiction Treatment Approach
Evidence-based practices are the best option when entering an addiction treatment program for drug abuse. These practices help individuals struggling with severe substance abuse and mental health challenges to understand behavioral health and make positive lifestyle changes.
A mental health professional will guide you in understanding substance abuse treatment and the health services you should receive.
- Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) is a psychological treatment effective for various disorders. These include depression and anxiety disorders and substance use issues. Evidence-based research shows that CBT significantly improves functioning and quality of life.
- Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT) is a behavioral treatment. It’s a standard psychological service used to treat addiction. DBT effectively treats many other disorders. Those include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). DBT and CBT can also be used as part of an aftercare plan.
- Holistic therapy is an alternative treatment service that focuses on the whole person, not just specific addiction-related symptoms. Our therapists consider our clients’ physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, allowing them to achieve balance and develop coping skills.
We use several holistic therapy services, including yoga, massage, meditation, outdoor activities, chiropractic care, nutrition, fitness, and art.
- Group therapy is another valuable treatment service that CBT and DBT work with. Your therapist leads this session in a safe and structured environment. Unlike individual therapy, this setting provides a sense of connection and support. No one speaks over or interrupts each other in the group.
Get Help Now
Even though breaking a cocaine addiction can be challenging, it’s not impossible. Once you recognize the addiction and its control over daily life, you must seek treatment. It is a matter of life and death.
Take the first step by calling or emailing us today.