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COCAINE DETOX

The Importance of Proper Cocaine Detox

Cocaine places an enormous strain on the heart and the brain. The drug can also cause permanent brain damage, especially when synthesized into “crack” and smoked. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that causes untold damage to the body and central nervous system. Cocaine has been painted as a party drug that young and energetic people can take for years without any side effects. Many users spend decades nursing a progressive cocaine habit, insisting the drug isn’t as dangerous as drugs like heroin, prescription opioids or even alcohol. This denial causes their physical health to quickly deteriorate and paves the way for full-blown addiction.

“MUSIC IN RECOVERY CAN BE THE CATALYST THAT TREATMENT CENTERS NEED TO TRULY BEGIN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ADDICTS’ LIVES.”

Five Alarming Facts about
Cocaine Abuse

Despite overwhelming evidence of its dangers, 2,500 Americans try cocaine for the first time every day. It is estimated that global sales of cocaine eclipse those of Kellogg’s, Microsoft and McDonald’s combined. Cocaine is an enduring and dangerous drug threat, and addiction requires comprehensive professional detox.

  • Users are 24 times more likely to have a heart attack during the first hour after cocaine use.
  • Injecting cocaine greatly increases the risk of infectious diseases like HIV and Hepatitis.
  • Crack users feel the effects of the drug as soon as 10-15 seconds after taking it.
  • Cocaine is the most potent and addictive of all naturally occurring stimulants.
  • Cocaine kills more people than any other illegal drug.

Relapse Doesn’t Have to Be Inevitable

Most addicts suffer set-backs. Whether they’re using cocaine, heroin, prescriptions or any other drugs, everyone who attempts recovery is vulnerable to relapse. It is statistically likely, but it doesn’t have to be a certainty. Diminishing the chances of relapse starts with detox. By the time cocaine abuse turns to addiction, recovering users usually experience difficult withdrawal periods that they just can’t manage on their own. A professional and medically supervised detox program helps patients through the withdrawal process in a safe, supportive and comfortable environment. They can provide symptom relief and, are sometimes staffed with doctors that can provide assistance in the event of a medical emergency.

Trying to detox alone when addiction has already taken hold is usually a futile pursuit that invites relapse. While users can and must stop using cocaine, the effects of abruptly stopping use without any plan in place for detox could have considerable physical and psychological consequences. It can also discourage users from even trying to seek out detox because they think they aren’t strong enough. There’s a big difference between detoxing on one’s own and seeking help from a professional facility.

MUSIC IS A HEALING ADDICTION

Music chemically alters our body and makes us feel great. Recovery Unplugged recognizes that, in the same way a drug-induced dopamine surge leaves you craving more, music becomes addictive. The dopamine tells your body it was rewarded and creates the desire to seek out more.

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What Happens during Cocaine Detox?

As users are purging their bodies of cocaine-related toxins, they can almost always expect a certain level of withdrawal.

Some of the more common cocaine withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Chills
  • Tremors and Shakiness
  • Inability to Feel Pleasure
  • Slowed Heart Rate
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Body Aches
  • Pain
  • Exhaustion and Fatigue
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Hallucinations

More severe symptoms can include seizures and coma. Each person’s withdrawal period is different; however, it is likely to be worse the longer cocaine abuse persists. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the above symptoms, seek professional help immediately to break the cycle of cocaine addiction.

The Next Step after Cocaine Detox

Cocaine detox must be followed by a comprehensive course of behavioral therapy. After patients complete detox, Recovery Unplugged can offer a full menu of comprehensive inpatient, partial-care, intensive outpatient and regular outpatient rehab services.
Call us today at (855) 384-5794 to start overcoming cocaine addiction.