Cocaine is a very powerful and addictive drug. Treating cocaine addiction requires someone to partake in an ongoing process of therapy and introspection. At Inspire Malibu we offer a variety of treatment modalities to help someone to learn to live a happy healthy new lifestyle without needing or wanting to use cocaine or any other mood altering substance.
Cocaine withdrawal occurs when a heavy cocaine user quits taking the crack or cocaine. Cocaine produces a sense of joy by causing the brain to release higher than normal amounts of dopamine. Cocaine’s effects on other parts of the body can be serious or often cause death.
Withdrawing from cocaine use often has no visible physical symptoms.
The level of craving, irritability, delayed depression, and other symptoms produced by cocaine withdrawal rivals or exceeds that felt with other withdrawal syndromes.
Cocaine is produced from the leaves of the coca plant, grown mostly in South America. Cocaine is often “snorted” up the nose and absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissue. It can also be injected or smoked. Smoking cocaine in a rock like substance called Crack Cocaine.
Although cocaine abuse is not as prevalent as other drugs, it is very addictive and can be fatal from a heart attack, stroke or arrested breathing. Long-term use can cause serious health problems and completely alter a person’s brain chemistry.
Inspire Malibu’s cocaine treatment program includes both education and multidimensional therapy. Education about the disease of addiction and education about the necessary changes an addict has to make in their life to stay away from abusing any mood altering chemical. These changes include developing a new, healthier prospective. Other new behaviors such as closely monitoring their moods and mental health, and knowing what to do when they get urge to use.
At Inspire Malibu, we teach our clients that successful long term recovery from cocaine addiction starts with the desire and motivation to stay abstinent from drug use. Clients have to be made aware of the severe, inevitable consequences of o not learning to live a drug-free lifestyle.
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant, a real feeling of euphoria. Therefore, clients have to find other stimulating activities to replace the stimulation of cocaine. At Inspire Malibu, cocaine treatment really comes down to finding out why someone needs artificial stimulation when life itself is vastly stimulating.
The powdered hydrochloride salt form of cocaine can be snorted or dissolved in water and then injected. Crack is the street name given to the form of cocaine that has been processed to make a rock crystal, which, when heated, produces vapors that are smoked. The term “crack” refers to the crackling sound produced by the rock as it is heated.
The cocaine rehab treatment process starts with a full assessment and evaluation. This information helps us to get to know the person. It also helps us determine if there are any underlying psychiatric issues such as depression, bi-polar, anxiety, ADHD and others. Many of the people who fall victim to cocaine abuse have undiagnosed or untreated depression, in some form. Cocaine, being a stimulant, helps relieve their depression or feelings of low self-esteem temporarily until eventually they become completely dependent on it as a form of self-medication.
In this study, researchers demonstrated the rapid passage of cocaine through the brain, and showed that the intensity of the volunteers’ cocaine “high” parallels the trajectory of cocaine levels in the brain.