Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Living with a cocaine addiction can lead to devastating personal, financial, and social consequences. While many people struggle to overcome their substance use disorder independently, substance use disorder programs can provide targeted treatments to help people recover. Call 616.202.3326 to start addiction treatment with Sanford Behavioral Health.
Understanding Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is incredibly addictive. Using cocaine can cause feelings of euphoria, restless energy, and a strong urge to use cocaine again. Yet, when people use cocaine repeatedly, they become dependent on the drug and lose interest in activities outside of substance use.
When a person ingests cocaine by snorting, smoking, or injecting it, the drug passes the blood-brain barrier and causes a massive spike in dopamine levels. Dopamine is the brain’s primary reward neurotransmitter, and these intense spikes can lead people to readminister the drug repeatedly.
In time, people begin only to feel a sense of reward when they use cocaine. They begin to feel withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop using cocaine and can feel lethargic, anxious, and depressed until they get their next dose.
How a Cocaine Abuse Program Can Help
A cocaine addiction rehab program offers several specialized tools to help break people free from cocaine addiction. Cocaine abuse programs come in different levels of care, each focusing on assisting people to overcome a distinct aspect of addiction.
Detox is typically the first step of a cocaine addiction program. In a medical detox facility, patients can receive the following:
- Medications to help relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings
- 24/7 medical monitoring to help ensure they are safe
- Compassionate care from an addiction support team
- Detailed physical and mental health evaluations
Detox focuses on helping people break through the difficult first stage of sobriety, where withdrawal symptoms are at their worst.
Following detox, most patients who need cocaine addiction treatment will transition to a residential cocaine addiction rehab program. At a residential facility, patients live on-site at their treatment center and receive intensive treatments and therapies for several hours daily.
A residential program allows patients to focus their entire energy on the work of recovery in a safe and supportive space. The treatments offered in residential programs can teach patients how to sustain their recoveries once they step down to another level of care or return to their typical routines.
Therapies at these programs include:
- Individual therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Group therapy
- Relapse prevention programs
- Family therapy
And several other evidence-based treatment options.
Following residential programs, an outpatient program offers the same styles of therapies and treatments but in a more flexible format. Patients live in their homes or supportive recovery housing while attending their treatment facility for several hours daily.
These programs help people to apply the skills they’ve learned in treatment to their everyday lives. Patients can get back to work, spend time with friends and loved ones, and face the challenges of day-to-day life, all with the support of a caring and compassionate addiction support team.
Start a Cocaine Addiction Program at Sanford Behavioral Health
At Sanford Behavioral Health, we know how difficult achieving sobriety can seem when you’re living with cocaine addiction. But we also know that there are evidence-based methods that can help you recover.
Our cocaine addiction treatment program offers several different styles of treatment at every level of care, ensuring each of our patients gets the targeted support they need to achieve recovery.
Contact our team at 616.202.3326 to learn more about our comprehensive treatment programs. Mental health professionals are standing by to take your call, answer any questions you have, and support you in starting your journey toward recovery.