Detoxing from cocaine can be the most difficult part of addiction to overcome. Crestwyn can ensure you or your loved one that the detoxification process will be both safe and comfortable.
First Step to Recovery
Detox: The First Step To Recovery
Cocaine, an extremely powerful drug, can negatively affect the lives of those who abuse it. Known for the extreme high that it produces, cocaine is typically snorted in a powder form. However, because this high does not last long, those who abuse cocaine habitually will find themselves requiring more and more of it in order to continue to achieve the desired effects. As one’s use of cocaine increases in quantity and/or frequency, an individual is put at risk for developing a substance use disorder that he or she may not able to control without the help of a professional. As soon as an individual develops an addiction to cocaine, he or she will struggle with a number of mental and physical health problems, and will no longer be able to live a functional, healthy, or joyous life.
As the health and personal problems triggered by the onset of one’s cocaine use begin to mount, he or she will need to obtain the skills and behavioral control needed in order to begin recovering from a life of chemical dependency. Inpatient treatment for cocaine abuse offers a secure, comfortable environment to begin to heal, and offers a series of therapeutic treatments to those within their care. However, without first taking the time to rid one’s body and mind of dangerous substances like cocaine, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to fully benefit from professional treatment.
What happens during cocaine withdrawal
When an individual stops his or her use of cocaine, upsetting and distressing physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms will develop within hours following one’s last dose. A powerful deterrent for obtaining treatment for many, these symptoms can include the following:
- Physical aches and pains
A failed attempt at recovery occurs when an individual tries to end his or her cocaine abuse but continues to abuse the drug in an effort to diminish the onset of withdrawal symptoms. As time goes on, this cycle will only add to the depth of the addiction and will make it more difficult to begin treatment.
Detoxification from cocaine at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Detoxification, which is more commonly known as detox, is a process where an individual is monitored by medical personnel while dangerous substances are cleared from the body. Without the help of a quality detox program, an individual will begin suffering painful symptoms of withdrawal when he or she tries to stop his or her cocaine abuse independently. These symptoms tend to serve as a catalyst that can cause someone who is dependent on cocaine to continue to abuse it, even if he or she wants to achieve sobriety.
Detox services are beneficial for anyone who is preparing to partake in a treatment program but has been unable to achieve sobriety on his or her own. This includes individuals who might have tried to recover on their own in the past or those who are concerned about the pain of the withdrawal process. Under certain circumstances, the process of withdrawal can cause serious health problems, and when this is a concern, a supervised detox program can ensure that an individual is safe.
As withdrawal symptoms begin to take over, the medical personnel of the program will monitor every patient to ensure a safe experience. Additionally, some detox programs provide prescription medications to minimize or eliminate painful symptoms of withdrawal, allowing patients to continue on with their treatment without having to endure the pain and suffering that is typically linked to cocaine withdrawal.
Detox programs are led by many different professionals and medical experts with specialized training in the needs of those who are grappling with substance use disorders and other co-occurring conditions. Typically, the detox treatment team is comprised of the following:
- Nurse practitioners
Long Term Benefits
Long-term benefits of detox for cocaine addiction
During a supervised detox, a patient is provided with a secure and comfortable space in which he or she can be monitored on a 24/7 basis as cocaine and any other toxic substances are cleared from the body. Detox programs do everything within their power to ensure a substance-free setting so patients can be free of the temptation to abuse harmful substances, therefore reducing the risk of relapse.
As a patient prepares to continue down the path towards recovery, he or she cannot make the most of the support that is available to him or her without the clarity of mind and sound body that a detox program can provide. Trying to move forward from cocaine withdrawal alone can lead to relapse, which only reinforces one’s addictive behaviors.
As long as substances of abuse are still in one’s system, he or she cannot be fully prepared to begin the journey towards sobriety. However, a supervised detox program allows individuals to effectively clear their bodies of addictive substances without the painful symptoms of withdrawal that can chip away at their resolve and potentially compromise their safety. Therefore, patients can use detox to lay the foundation for a successful recovery.
If you or a loved one is grappling with cocaine use disorder, we ask that you reach out to us here at Crestwyn Behavioral Health. We can help you obtain more information about our individualized programming options, as well as the detox services we supply.