Crack cocaine addiction can have dangerous consequences. Fortunately, help is available that can change the lives of those struggling with addiction.

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A crack cocaine addiction is hard to live with. It can ruin your health, finances, career, educational goals and relationships all at the same time.

While the goal of recovering from crack addiction may seem difficult, it is possible with the right help.

The Recovery Village offers the tools needed to help you create a healthy future.

Crack Rehabs Near You

If you are struggling with a crack cocaine addiction, you may feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to quit. Many people who try to quit struggle with uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, which can keep them in a vicious cycle of crack use and deter them from seeking treatment. Our addiction experts at The Recovery Village understand that ending crack use can be daunting, so we provide clients with a wide range of support services that help them take the first steps toward recovery.

If you or a loved one is living with a crack addiction, The Recovery Village is here to help. With numerous locationsacross the U.S., our rehab and care centers cater to each client’s unique needs throughout their road to recovery. Locations that provide crack addiction treatment include:

  • The Recovery Village: Nestled in Umatilla, Florida, The Recovery Village allows clients to make exercise and the outdoors part of their healing process with amenities like walking trails, volleyball courts, frisbee golf, grilling areas and more.
  • Orlando Recovery Center: A lakeside facility with beautiful outdoor spaces, Orlando Recovery Center provides many opportunities for clients to reflect on their recovery journey. Swim in the pool, relax on the beach or play some basketball in our gymnasiums.
  • The Recovery Village Ridgefield: Located in Ridgefield, Washington — just outside of Portland, Oregon — The Recovery Village Ridgefield offers amenities like putting greens, outdoor basketball courts, recreational cottages and serene mountain views.
  • The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake: The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, located in Palmer Lake, Colorado, is close to Colorado Springs and less than an hour from Denver. Clients can enjoy the scenic mountain environment as they walk the trails, swim in the heated pool, play frisbee golf and more.
  • The Recovery Village Columbus: Just outside of Columbus, Ohio, The Recovery Village Columbus provides a variety of amenities to help with your recovery, including multiple gyms and courts, art studios and outdoor fire pits.
  • The Recovery Village Cherry Hill: The Recovery Village Cherry Hill is a well-equipped, 55,000 square-foot treatment facility that serves New Jersey and the northeastern states. The center offers amenities like shuffleboard, game rooms, entertainment lounges and exercise areas.
  • IAFF Center of Excellence: This one-of-a-kind center in Maryland is designed for members of the International Association of Fire Fighters. The IAFF Center of Excellence specializes in treating addiction and mental health concerns in firefighters and other first responders so they can get back to the careers they built their lives around.

If you are unable to travel out of state or you’re looking for care closer to home, The Recovery Village’s treatment center locator can help you find a center that meets your needs. Even if you can’t travel for treatment, it doesn’t mean a drug-free life isn’t possible.

Crack Addiction Treatment

Taking the first step toward a drug-free life is a commitment, but The Recovery Village can help to break down the process so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Seeking treatment through a rehab center is typically the best way to start your recovery journey.

Best Treatment Options for Crack Addiction

Before attending crack addiction treatment at a rehab facility, you will likely go through an assessment. This is a crucial step because it gives your care team a better idea of what program will work best for you. During this time, you may meet with doctors and therapists to talk about your drug use. The medical provider will then discuss the severity of the addiction along with any co-occurring mental health disorders that also need to be treated.

After the assessment, detox begins. Detox is when the body begins to rid itself of crack or other drugs. Going through detox can be uncomfortable, but it’s important to remember that your body is trying to return to its natural state. During detox, our treatment teams do everything they can to ensure that you are as safe and as comfortable as possible throughout the process.

Withdrawal can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. The full amount of time depends on the severity of the crack addiction and factors like body weight, height and any co-occurring disorders.

Once a client’s system is clear of crack, therapy begins. While the body may be rid of the drug, the mind may still crave it. At this point during treatment, one-on-one and group therapy can be used to help a patient heal. Patients also start learning skills to help them function in their community without returning to crack use.

During rehab, an aftercare plan is created to help patients transition back into their day-to-day lives. Patients can take the skills they learned and apply them to their new, drug-free life. Aftercare may also include setting up sessions with a local therapist or attending 12-step programs to ensure consistent support.

Inpatient Treatment

For more severe addictions, inpatient treatment can be beneficial. Clients in inpatient settings receive full-time treatment and live onsite at the facility, which allows for 24-hour supervision and care. The amount of time a client stays in the center depends on their addiction and how much time the treatment team thinks is needed for recovery.

Clients in inpatient programs may take part in individual and group therapy to help uncover the roots of addiction and how to prevent it going forward.

Related Topic: Learn more about inpatient treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment

People who are also addicted to opioids or other drugs may require medication-assisted treatment (MAT). There can be many benefits to MAT, including:

  • Reduced risk of withdrawal symptoms
  • Tapers for safer detoxification
  • Reduced cravings
  • Reduced risk of overdose from street drugs
  • Reduced exposure to HIV and hepatitis C from street drugs

Medications prescribed for MAT are meant to reduce cravings and offer a safer alternative to street drugs. The prescribing doctor carefully monitors the doses, tests urine routinely to ensure that the proper amount is being used and works closely with patients to monitor side effects.

MAT is offered alongside addiction treatment to address some of the underlying factors contributing to substance use. The Recovery Village often uses the following medications for MAT with clients:

  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone

Your treatment team will work with you to decide whether MAT is right for you and what medication is best for your specific needs.

Paying for Crack Addiction Treatment

Crack addiction is a deadly disease that requires proper medical treatment. As dangerous as addiction is, many people do not seek proper care because they believe they may be unable to afford the help they need. There are different options available to make the treatment process as affordable as possible.

One way to pay for rehab is to use an insurance plan to cover part of the costs. The Affordable Care Act states that insurance carriers should offer substance use disorder and mental health treatment to all participants. The coverage for treatment will depend on each person’s plan and whether they are enrolled in insurance through a job or the marketplace. The Recovery Village can help you determine insurance coverage based on your carrier.

If paying through private insurance does not work for you, there are still other options:

  • The Veterans Administration offers grants to vets who need financial help
  • Some clients choose to privately pay for treatment
  • Some programs accept government plans like Medicaid or Medicare.

Staff at The Recovery Village can help determine what payment option is best for your unique financial situation or help you find other options. If you or someone you care about is struggling with a crack cocaine addiction, The Recovery Village can help. Contact us today to learn more about treatment programs and begin the journey to a healthier life in recovery.

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