02 Jan How To Overcome Cocaine Addiction At Home
A cocaine addiction happens when a person becomes dependent on the effects of this drug. Whether an addiction is recent or long-standing, rehabilitation is possible, and at-home cocaine addiction treatment can help.
How In-Home Cocaine Addiction Rehab Can Help You
Cocaine addiction occurs when a person becomes physically and psychologically dependent on the effects of this drug. Cocaine addiction can affect all aspects of a person’s life, from personal relationships and career to a person’s health and wellbeing. In some cases, cocaine addiction can cause a potentially fatal overdose.
Medically managed rehab is the most successful way of overcoming cocaine addiction. Elite Home Detox personalizes every patient’s recovery plan. We assess every individual’s circumstances, health, and medical history to build a plan around every patient’s needs.
What to Expect From At-Home Cocaine Addiction Rehabilitation
Here’s what patients can expect from our cocaine addiction rehabilitation program:
- Preliminary evaluation of the patient’s health and medical history.
- Full examination and lab tests to help us comprehensively assess the patient’s health in order to develop a treatment plan. This exam also provides a baseline from which we can assess the patient’s progress through detox.
- Creating the patient’s addiction rehabilitation plan after our medical director evaluates the results of the examination. We work collaboratively with every patient to ensure that every treatment plan is designed around individual health and addiction recovery goals.
- Cocaine detox, the first and most important step in any addiction recovery journey, removes all traces of the drug from the body and gradually weans the body off its cocaine dependency.
- Periodic monitoring and lab tests help us evaluate the patient’s progress through detox and quickly make changes to the detox plan if necessary.
- After a successful cocaine detox, patients may undergo therapy, coaching, or counseling as determined by our medical director. These additional therapies address patients’ drug use triggers and help develop healthy coping mechanisms in order to help patients avoid relapse.
How To Recognize A Cocaine Addiction
When it comes to recognizing a cocaine addiction, the signs aren’t easy to spot. Unlike other drugs, where physical signs such as shaking or vomiting can come along with withdrawal or overuse, cocaine addiction has few visible signs. A change in a person’s normal behavior is a strong indication that they may have a cocaine addiction.
Signs a person may have cocaine addiction include:
- A person cannot stop using or reduce the amount of cocaine used despite attempting to do so
- A significant change in attendance of work, school, or other personal obligations
- Withdrawal from or lack of interest in normal hobbies or activities
- A person continues using cocaine despite potential career or personal consequences
- A person spends a significant amount of time obtaining or using cocaine
- A person needs larger amounts of cocaine over time to achieve the desired effect
- A person uses large amounts of cocaine whenever possible
The withdrawal symptoms from most drugs begin after the drug has exited the body’s system. Cocaine withdrawals, however, begin while the drug is still in the body’s system. As a result, some people may take cocaine to seek relief from withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawals from cocaine are not life-threatening. However, some people may experience suicidal thoughts. That’s why it is important to seek medically managed detox and rehabilitation.
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms are more psychological than physical and include:
- Restless behavior
- Increased appetite
- Unpleasant dreams and/or insomnia
- Slowed thinking
A full recovery is possible regardless of whether a person has recently developed an addiction or has a longstanding issue. Elite Home Detox helps patients overcome their addiction with safe, quality care in the comfort of their home.
Cocaine Abuse and Addiction Facts
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that is illegal for recreational use. Sometimes, cocaine can be used by physicians as a local anesthetic during surgery.
Recreational cocaine typically comes in two forms. One is a white powder that can be inhaled through the nose, rubbed into the gums, or dissolved and injected into the bloodstream. The other is a rock crystal that can be smoked. Regardless of how a person uses cocaine, addiction happens when a person becomes physically and psychologically dependent on the effects of this drug.
Cocaine addiction can be dangerous because a user can build up a tolerance to the effects of cocaine, after which the person needs higher and higher doses to achieve the desired effect. A high enough dose of cocaine can cause an overdose with potentially fatal consequences.
In addition to the possibility of overdose, dealers may cut their cocaine with additives such as sugar or flour that can be harmful to the user’s health. Some dealers add other drugs, such as synthetic opioids, which can increase the risk of overdose. Some individuals enhance their cocaine use experience by using multiple drugs at once. The use of these additional drugs further increases the possibility of overdose.
Short and Long-Term Side Effects Of Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine usually elicits an immediate happy effect and stimulates both energy and alertness. This high may last up to 30 minutes, after which it is followed by a crash that may include a lack of energy, an intense craving for more cocaine, anxiety, agitation, or sleepiness.
Both short and long-term cocaine use can come with many side effects.
Short-term side effects can include:
- Increased energy
- Hypersensitivity to stimuli
- Fast and/or irregular heartbeat
- High blood pressure
- Restlessness or agitation
- Dilated pupils
Long-term side effects vary depending on the main method of use, but can include:
- Snorting: Loss of smell, runny nose, nosebleeds, or difficulty swallowing
- Smoking: Cough, Asthma, or increased risk of respiratory infections
- Oral consumption: Bowel decay due to decreased blood flow to the area
- Intravenous injection: Skin infections, scarring or collapsed veins, and/or increased risk of contracting bloodborne diseases
- Tolerance to cocaine
In-Home Cocaine Addiction Recovery with Elite Home Detox
Elite Home Detox brings the quality and services of a traditional rehab clinic directly into the patient’s home. Our treatment plans are not one-size-fits-all, but are designed around individual needs to ensure patients receive the best care.
In-home cocaine addiction recovery is an innovative solution for today’s busy lifestyles.
In-home rehab ensures that our patients get dedicated, one-on-one attention, unlike traditional inpatient or outpatient rehab clinics where patients are one of a group. We support our patients throughout the rehabilitation journey to ensure a safe and healthy recovery with results that last.
During the detox process, one of our nurses will remain onsite 24/7 to monitor the patient’s health and progress, adjust the treatment plan if needed, and provide support to the patient and the patient’s family.
Convenient and private
Traditional Inpatient and outpatient clinics require patients to travel to get the care they need. Not only do costs add up quickly, travel time is disruptive and cuts into the patient’s daily life. In-home addiction rehabilitation eliminates the need for patients to travel without sacrificing the quality of care.
While some people can benefit from group therapy and support, others find their addiction recovery journey an intensely personal process and prefer the privacy of one-on-one care. Elite Home Detox brings our services directly to our patients to ensure absolute discretion.
Comprehensive, quality care
Many factors, including genetics and social environment, can cause a person to develop a cocaine addiction. In order for patients to recover successfully and avoid relapse, we address controllable factors in patients’ lives. We offer comprehensive detox and aftercare services to help patients develop healthy coping techniques for results that last.
Elite Home Detox offers the same quality of care as traditional rehab clinics, all in the comfort of the patient’s home. Our nurses are experienced in helping patients through addiction recovery. Every addiction rehabilitation program is overseen by our medical director to ensure comprehensive care.