Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Recovering from a cocaine addiction seems like an insurmountable challenge. But with Little Creek Recovery’s approach to cocaine rehab in Pennsylvania, you are very likely to be walking towards a permanently addiction-free life. We choose to approach every person that walks through our doors as an individual that deserves our full support and devotion. All of our clients get a unique plan of treatment that is made by professional, trained, and experienced experts. The benefits of such treatment are obvious, as our patients are much more likely to reach sobriety quickly, and maintain that sobriety for the rest of their lives. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you or someone you love is suffering from cocaine addiction – we’ll happily provide an environment that’s conducive to recovery.
Cocaine addiction treatment at Little Creek Recovery
Little Creek Recovery is a rehab facility that provides inpatient treatment for men, and outpatient treatment for both men and women. We know that there are far too many substances people can be addicted to nowadays. Thus, we offer different types of treatment in our facilities. What makes us special is our devotion to every single person that walks through our doors. We help our clients to acquire healthy coping skills and mechanisms that are necessary for overcoming addiction.
Safely nestled in the woods of Lake Ariel, we give our clients a chance to recover from cocaine misuse in a sound and secure setting. Breathing in the fresh air can certainly only make one feel better and lessen the symptoms of withdrawal. Of course, we don’t rely on fresh air only. Instead, we have qualified counselors and therapists who will be able to use FDA-approved medications during the initial stages of recovery. We’ll pair the proper medications with a holistic approach to recovery, providing you with a recipe for success. Recovering from cocaine addiction can be difficult – but it doesn’t have to be painful and uncomfortable.
Residential program for men
This form of Inpatient program is perfectly suitable for individuals who exhibit a severe form of addiction. If you have been struggling with cocaine misuse for quite some time, then you are most likely to benefit from our residential program for men. Our clients who attend this form of treatment will live inside our residential facilities where they will have constant care, support, and monitoring.
One of the main benefits of starting this program is in getting access to our mental health care professionals. We know that addiction and mental health are closely related, with one oftentimes preceding the other. It’s only by working on both of these problems that we can achieve the best results and long-term sobriety.
Outpatient programs for cocaine addiction
An Outpatient program can be the next step for those who finish attending Inpatient programs. However, it can also mark the start of your journey to recovery, as our Outpatient program is best suited for those with a mild to severe form of addiction. In essence, those individuals who attend our Outpatient program can live in their own homes in between rehab sessions. Little Creek Recovery offers three different types of Outpatient programs for cocaine recovery.
Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
As the most intense form of Outpatient treatment, PHP requires patients to attend rehab for five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week. Patients attending our PHP treatment for cocaine recovery are still closely monitored, but they get to live in their own homes.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
If you have a moderate addiction to cocaine, then you can benefit from our IOP treatment the most. You will have to attend rehab a few hours per day, a few days a week. All the while, you will still reside in your own home.
General Outpatient program
This form of treatment is the standard when it comes to Outpatient programs. Once or twice a week, you will be required to attend rehab for a couple of hours during the day. As such, this treatment is best suited for people with mild or newly formed addictions.
Sober living options after cocaine rehab
Sober living options are a great way to bridge the gap between Inpatient treatment and the real world. Patients who have gone through detox and are, therefore, sober can choose to move into our recovery houses. During their stay inside our sober living facilities, individuals will attend therapy, go to regular meetings, and partake in taking care of the house. The goal is to spend a few months living this way so that you manage to learn healthy coping mechanisms.
How does a cocaine addiction develop?
It’s a well-known fact that cocaine is very addictive. Many people will not get addicted to cocaine after experimenting with it once. However, how quickly one gets addicted to cocaine is highly individual, as it depends on the environment and your genetic makeup. Cocaine is a drug that produces a so-called high. The first encounter with cocaine will represent a novel experience for your brain. But in order for your brain to achieve the same high once again, it will need more of the drug. That’s how people develop an addiction to cocaine – they start being tolerant of it, needing bigger doses for achieving the same sensation as they did at the beginning.
What is cocaine?
Derived from the leaves of the coca plant, cocaine is a stimulant drug that can be found in many forms. As a stimulant drug, it is highly addictive, affecting the brain by releasing dopamine quickly after use. Some of the main things cocaine users experience are heightened pleasure, increased talkativeness, and improved focus. Unfortunately, those feelings of pleasure are merely a prelude to the shackles of addiction which you can successfully get rid of by contacting our cocaine rehab Pennsylvania facility.
What are the different forms of cocaine?
The market is filled with cocaine that can be found in many shapes and forms. Some forms are more addictive than others, as they are more potent and work more quickly. However, it’s important to mention that no matter which form of cocaine one chooses, addiction is sure to follow if one uses this drug long enough. The three main forms of cocaine are:
- Cocaine that is snorted
- The one that is smoked
- Cocaine that is injected
Other names used for cocaine
Cocaine isn’t a new drug and, as such, has gotten quite a few nicknames that are known on the street. If you hear someone you love mentioning any of the following names, know that they are talking about cocaine in one of its forms:
- Nose candy
- Snow coke
How do people use cocaine
Most often, cocaine is used orally or intranasally. Inhaling cocaine powder through the nostrils is one of the easiest and quickest ways to get that high that is typical for this drug. However, many individuals will also choose to use the drug intravenously or through inhalation. Injecting cocaine is the quickest way for the drug to be absorbed by your bloodstream, followed by smoking it and snorting it.
No matter which method a person is currently using, sufficient help is always within an arm’s reach. Contact Little Creek Recovery and let us ensure that your cocaine addiction is treated in the most suitable way – starting in one of the different recovery programs that we offer.
Cocaine abuse statistics
- The second most trafficked illegal drug in the world.
- It is estimated that 7.5 million people aged 15 to 34 have used cocaine at least once in their lives.
- In 2006, 35.3 million Americans older than 12 have used cocaine.
- 8.5% of twelfth-graders have used cocaine at least once before.
- In 2005, there were 448,481 emergency department visits due to cocaine abuse.
Cocaine misuse by age and gender
Even though men are more likely to use illicit drugs, women seem to be more vulnerable to their effects. Studies show that females are particularly sensitive to stimulant drugs, which cocaine certainly is. However, that same study also shows that women might be better protected from cocaine’s detrimental effects on the brain.
While it isn’t unheard of for someone to start experimenting with cocaine later on in life, it’s certainly a fact that younger people are more prone to cocaine misuse. The misuse of this drug is most prominent in younger adults, aged 15 to 34. We can vouch for this piece of information as most of our clients belong to that age group. At Little Creek Recovery, we don’t differentiate between teenagers and people in their forties or fifties. Our job is to create the best treatment plan that will be in accordance with your age, lifestyle, and form of addiction.
Different effects of cocaine misuse that people experience
Since cocaine is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs, its long-term and short-term effects have been greatly studied. Like all other addictive substances, cocaine can affect both one’s physical and mental well-being. The signs and symptoms of cocaine misuse and withdrawal can appear during any stage of one’s addiction, and all of them will have a significant impact on one’s life and personal affairs.
Short-term effects of cocaine misuse
The direct effects that can occur as soon as cocaine enters your body are short-lasting. The effects will usually be present until the substance leaves your body. However, as soon as cocaine enters your bloodstream, you can experience symptoms such as dilated pupils, increased body temperature and heart rate, high blood pressure, and constricted blood vessels.
Long-term effects of cocaine misuse
Unfortunately, cocaine misuse can leave very detrimental consequences on one’s body. The chronic use of cocaine can impact almost every system in your body, as cocaine can affect your heart, lungs, digestive system, breathing – you name it. Luckily, with our cocaine treatment in Pennsylvania, you can successfully prevent any further damage to your systems. We might not be able to reverse the damage that has already taken place in some cases, but we can certainly assist you in preventing any additional damage.
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms
To be able to leave cocaine misuse in the past, one first needs to go through a rather uncomfortable process of withdrawal. Depending on the severity of your addiction, you might have to experience symptoms such as:
- Suicidal thoughts
The process of withdrawal
While you might be able to go through the process of withdrawal by yourself, it’s definitely not recommended for you to try. Because this is such a difficult process, it most often requires 24/7 care and supervision. Likewise, you might also need to rely on our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), where a combination of FDA-approved drugs will be used to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal.
To be able to move past your addiction, your body first needs to get rid of any traces of cocaine. That’s where the detox process will enter the scene. Detoxing is your body’s way of releasing the toxins associated with cocaine misuse. Oftentimes, this process triggers the psychological symptoms of withdrawal, making it particularly hard for individuals to go through it. With Little Creek Recovery, you can successfully go through detox in the most comfortable and serene setting.
Signs and symptoms of a cocaine overdose
Unfortunately, cocaine misuse can sometimes have the worst possible outcome. Thus, you need to keep an eye out for the signs that the National Institute on Drug Abuse says that you could have:
- Extreme anxiety
- High blood pressure
- High temperature and sweating
The worst consequences can often include seizures, heart attack, stroke, and breathing difficulties. Call 911 as soon as you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms in yourself or someone you love.
Contact Little Creek Recovery and receive treatment for cocaine addiction
The road to long-term sobriety and an addiction-free life begins with a simple phone call to Little Creek Recovery. With our help, you can manage to successfully put your addiction under control. You will get to work with trained and qualified professionals during your treatment, all of which will have your best interest in mind. All of our clients get a tailored treatment plan, as we want to focus on the particularities of your addiction. Contact us today and have suitable assistance on your journey to sobriety.