If you use cocaine and have tried to quit but been unable to, you may need to enter a professional detox program.
Cocaine is a highly addictive substance that can take over a life. When tolerance develops, more of the drug is needed to achieve the same effect. You may have tried it initially at a party, and it might have been fun at first. Then you started needing it more and more, and soon developed a physical dependence on it. When you tried to stop, cocaine withdrawal was so uncomfortable that you started using again to feel better.
Cocaine is known as “the rich man’s drug” because it is more expensive than many of the other illegal drugs. Because it is so expensive, people who are suffering with an addiction to cocaine can find themselves struggling to make ends meet.
Once addiction takes over, people tend to put financial responsibilities on hold in order to buy more of the drug.
Addiction means that the body is both physically and psychologically dependent on cocaine. At this point, it is almost impossible to detox on your own because withdrawal is so intense. Clinically supervised detox at an accredited treatment facility can make the process much more comfortable. You will be supervised by caring medical staff who are trained and very knowledgeable. They can help talk you through the process and prepare you for what will take place.
When you give yourself a fighting chance by getting professional detox, you can increase your odds of continued sobriety.
But detox alone is not enough. Most treatment facilities will encourage clients to follow detox with residential or outpatient treatment. Individual and group therapy, addiction education, family programs, and holistic care can help clients discover and address underlying causes of their addiction, including any co-occurring mental health issues like anxiety or depression. After treatment ends, clients can continue with aftercare in the form of outpatient treatment, alumni events, and local recovery support groups.
If you or someone you love is addicted to cocaine, contact Summit BHC today. We can help point you in the right direction.