Cocaine physically alters the chemical makeup of the brain to the point that those who use it regularly will eventually require the drug to experience feelings of happiness and excitement. What may begin as casual cocaine use can quickly spiral into addiction, dependence and increase the risk of overdosing. Seeking professional addiction treatment is the best option for addressing cocaine addiction.
While cocaine addiction treatment is beneficial for many people, determining the right care can be difficult. Figuring out what level of treatment is necessary, evaluating what types of therapy are needed and understanding insurance coverage can be overwhelming. Because seeking treatment is the first step toward a healthier life, knowing what to expect going into treatment can alleviate some of the stress associated with beginning cocaine addiction treatment and rehab.
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Finding Specialized Cocaine Addiction Treatment
It can be difficult to determine how to treat cocaine addiction or where to start. In most cases, a professional cocaine treatment program is the best way to treat cocaine addiction. Comprehensive care for cocaine addiction must be a multifaceted process designed with the patient and their unique needs in mind.
While care can vary from center to center, most addiction treatment facilities have a few key elements in common. They help the individual:
- Work through initial overdose or withdrawal symptoms
- Address any co-occurring mental health conditions, like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Understand the root causes of their addiction
- Learn coping strategies needed to continue recovery after leaving rehab
It’s important to remember that not all treatment options for cocaine addiction are the same. What works for one person may not work for another. Some people may prefer in-state treatment, while others find more success in out-of-state care. Navigating different addiction treatment options can be tricky, but by carefully evaluating the available options and choosing a reputable care center, people increase their chance of success.
Cocaine Overdose Treatment
Symptoms of cocaine overdose include high blood pressure, sweating, nausea, confusion, severe anxiety, tremors, seizures or stroke. Because many of these can be life-threatening, it’s vital that people call 911 immediately.
Cocaine Rehab at The Recovery Village
At The Recovery Village, we understand that cocaine addiction is a complex and multidimensional condition involving physical, social, familial, environmental and other deeply personal factors. We ensure that all our cocaine treatment plans are customized to meet the individual needs of our clients. Staff members take the time to evaluate clients’ needs from every angle. By delivering evidence-based therapeutic methods in a supportive setting, The Recovery Village helps foster growth and healing.
Cocaine addiction rehabilitation at The Recovery Village may include*:
- Comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment planning
- Around-the-clock nursing supervision
- Medication management
- Individual and group therapy
- Care for co-occurring disorders
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Nutritious, nourishing meals
- Recreational amenities
- Reflective activities like yoga, meditation, and journaling
- Aftercare plans
*Treatment options vary from center to center.
Treatment Programs for Cocaine Abuse
Cocaine addiction rehab programs typically begin with medically supervised detox, followed by different levels of recovery care. Depending on the length and intensity of addiction and the individual’s needs, treatment may include inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, individual and group therapy and paired dual-diagnosis treatment.
Inpatient Rehab for Cocaine Addiction
During inpatient rehab for cocaine addiction, clients live at The Recovery Village under the care of doctors, nurses, and clinicians. This factor allows 24/7 access to professionals in a supportive environment. As clients work through treatment, they shift through levels of care with progressively fewer hours of programming per week. These levels include partial hospitalization programming and intensive outpatient care.
Outpatient Rehab for Cocaine Addiction
Outpatient rehab may be preferable for clients with less severe addictions, or those who cannot leave their jobs or families to take part in full-time residential treatment. Outpatient rehab is also a step down from more intensive levels of inpatient care. During outpatient rehab, participants live off-site in a sober living or supportive home environment. Each client creates a part-time schedule for treatment that fits around work and home responsibilities. For clients participating as part of a continuum of care, outpatient rehab provides a supportive opportunity to make the transition out of cocaine treatment easier.
Individual and Group Therapy for Cocaine Addiction
Therapy is the cornerstone of every treatment program at The Recovery Village. During rehab, most clients take part in individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to address the psychological dependency that comes with cocaine addiction. Participants also take part in group therapy. During each session, clients bond with others in recovery, share their personal experiences and gain new insight into the different factors that play into their addiction. Both of these methods are proven to help empower and encourage people in recovery.
Paired Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Drug Addiction
Addiction and mental health conditions often occur together with tightly intertwined causes. When both of these occur at the same time, they are referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. In some cases, an individual already struggling with mental health issues experiments with drugs to self-medicate. In others, substance abuse can cause symptoms of mental illness to develop or worsen. Only addressing one of the conditions without treating the other dramatically decreases the chances of success in treatment.
The Recovery Village offers comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment to ensure that each client can address the complex factors that influence their substance use disorders. By healing old wounds and investigating the roots of both conditions, clients emerge from treatment with higher self-esteem, increased self-knowledge and the skills needed to make recovery a lifelong endeavor.
Paying for Cocaine Addiction Rehab
At The Recovery Village, we connect as many clients as we can to the care they need. That’s why we offer flexible payment options for those seeking cocaine addiction rehab.
Does Insurance Cover Cocaine Addiction Treatment?
In short, yes. Under the Affordable Care Act, substance use disorder treatment is deemed one of the essential health care benefits available to Americans with insurance. However, it’s important to keep in mind that state laws can impact insurance coverage for addiction treatment. Intake coordinators at The Recovery Village can reach out to a client’s insurance company on the client’s behalf, confirm benefits, and give the client the peace of mind they need to begin treatment.
Alternative Payment Options for Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Financing options are available at The Recovery Village for those who don’t have health insurance or would prefer to pay out of pocket. Intake coordinators at The Recovery Village work closely with clients to determine the cost of rehab services and find any programs that can help so that clients can focus on what’s important: healing from addiction and beginning the recovery process.
Considerations for Treatment
Cocaine addiction is a serious, progressive substance use disorder that often results in great loss: financial, family, job and life. It is characteristic of the psychology of addiction that people overestimate their ability to quit their substance use on their own, often despite multiple failures to do so in the past. Acceptance that there is a problem bigger than the individual and a willingness to accept help and commit to treatment is key to the beginning of successful recovery.
When selecting a treatment option, it is important to consider all aspects of successful long-term recovery:
- Assessment (to define the extent of the addiction and identify any co-occurring mental health disorders)
- Detoxification (commonly referred to as “detox”)
There are many options to choose from and individuals living with addiction or who are in early recovery may find the decision-making to be overwhelming. Listening to and accepting advice from family and trusted friends will help them to make the best decision possible. Additionally, representatives at The Recovery Village are highly experienced and are a good source of expert guidance for individuals and their families as they make important decisions.
The overriding consideration is the health and safety of the people who require treatment for their substance use. Taking short-cuts or half-measures puts successful recovery at risk, so it is important to get each client what they need.
Ongoing Recovery for Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine addiction is treatable, and every client is fully capable of life-long recovery with the right help. However, addiction is not something that can be cured like a headache or broken bone. As such, recovery from cocaine addiction does not end with any treatment or rehab program. Recovery is a life-long commitment to applying to daily life the principles of recovery and relapse prevention that were learned in rehab.
Sometimes, people in recovery begin thinking that they can use cocaine or other drugs again, but that they will be able to control it. This mentality is dangerous. By maintaining an awareness of this psychological tendency and a continued commitment to recovery, people can continue in recovery for a lifetime. One of the causes of relapse is that people try to put their addiction behind them and forget that it ever happened. Being mindful of an ongoing vulnerability to relapse is associated with greater success in recovery.
Rehab Aftercare Programs
Planning for what comes after treatment is an important part of the rehab process. Supports that are in place for continued success in recovery after discharge are known as aftercare. Every person is different, and each individual’s plan for aftercare should be personalized to meet that individual’s particular needs and life situation.
Aftercare can take a variety of forms:
- Sober living facilities
- Family education and counseling
- Ongoing recovery counseling and therapy, such as intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Relapse prevention counseling
- Participation in recovery support groups
- Case management
In early recovery, it is usually a good idea to take care to transition back to full-on normal life in a controlled way that allows for a gradual return to the stressors of daily life. Many people have been living with addiction for so long that they need to learn what it is like to live life without cocaine or other substances.
Sober living houses provide an excellent way to transition into full-on life. There are many different types of sober living facilities available, but generally, they offer a strong, supportive recovery-focused environment for people newly discharged from a drug rehab program. Most sober living houses incorporate varying degrees of ongoing counseling and treatment programs or allow residents to attend an IOP outside the facility.
Sober living houses offer a regimented lifestyle with progressively decreasing compulsory restrictions, allowing for a gradual return to independent living. They are especially appropriate for people who:
- Live alone
- Do not have a safe, substance-free place to live
- Do not yet feel comfortable returning to “life as usual” after rehab
- Have had a long, severe addiction
- Require on-going counseling or therapy
- Are vulnerable (e.g., co-occurring mental health disorders, unemployed, etc.)
A seminal study of sober living (specifically, Oxford houses were used in the study) showed that two years after discharge from rehab people who transitioned through a sober living house were significantly more likely to:
- Be substance free
- Have a higher income
- Not be incarcerated
Recovery Meetings & Support Groups for Cocaine Abuse
Experience shows that the best way to accomplish ongoing recovery for cocaine addiction is through continued involvement with recovery fellowships, such as 12 Step programs (such as Cocaine Anonymous) or SMART Recovery. Although the research evidence is only slowly catching up and providing proof of the value of ongoing attendance at recovery support meetings, it is widely accepted that these are crucial parts of long-term recovery.
One of the causes of relapse is cutting back on recovery support meetings as people progress in their recovery. Even in long-term recovery, these support meetings remain highly protective against relapse. Most people who attend these meetings come to enjoy them and make lasting friendships within the group. While it takes time out of one’s schedule to attend meetings, it is important to remember that taking care of recovery is key to ongoing freedom from addiction.
If you struggle with cocaine addiction, professional help is available. Contact The Recovery Village to speak with a representative who can get you started on the path to recovery. Our rehab facilities serve communities from Florida to Washington, specializing in a range of addiction recovery services. You deserve a healthier future, call today.
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