Crack Addiction Treatment and Rehab

A crack addiction is hard to live with. It can ruin not just your health, but your finances, career and education goals and relationships all at the same time. While the goal of living a life free of crack use may seem too difficult to become a reality, it is possible with the right help. The Recovery Village offers the tools needed to help you create a healthy future.
For many people, quitting crack is a challenge. Crack is known as a free-base version of cocaine. It is usually smoked and delivers a short, powerful high. Given the intensity of the high, crack cocaine is a very addictive drug.

You may think that you are too reliant on crack to even attempt quitting. Withdrawal symptoms may deter you from seeking treatment. The Recovery Village knows that stopping crack use can be daunting, so they provide clients with support to take the first steps to recovery.

If you or a loved one is living with a crack addiction, The Recovery Village offers a variety of rehab and care centers across the nation. With locations in Florida, Washington state, Colorado, Ohio and Maryland, The Recovery Village’s facilities cater to clients’ needs along the road to recovery. The centers that help treat crack addiction include:

  • The Recovery Village: Nestled in Umatilla, Florida, The Recovery Village is a rehab center that provides resources for people seeking treatment. At The Recovery Village, clients have can enter medical detox, inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) as they work through their care plans.
  • Orlando Recovery Center: Orlando Recovery Center helps people recover from addiction, substance use disorders, and co-occurring eating disorders and mental health issues. This facility offers detox, inpatient, outpatient, PHP and aftercare support for its clients.
  • The Recovery Village Ridgefield: Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, The Recovery Village Ridgefield offers detox, inpatient, PHP, outpatient and aftercare plans to assist people in the treatment process.
  • The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake: Offering detox, residential treatment, PHP and intensive outpatient programs, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake in Colorado has programs in place to help people who are ready to heal. The facility is convenient locations is close to Colorado Springs, and less than an hour from Denver.
  • The Recovery Village Columbus: The Recovery Village Columbus provides a variety of resources to help with your recovery, such as detox programs, inpatient, PHP and outpatient treatment and aftercare support.
  • Next Generation Village: Located in Sebring, Florida, Next Generation Village focuses on recovery for teens who want to take steps toward healing. Detox, inpatient, PHP and intensive outpatient are all offered.
  • IAFF Center of Excellence: This one-of-a-kind center in Maryland is designed for IAFF members. The IAFF Center of Excellence specializes in helping fire fighters with mental health issues in a safe and effective matter so they can get back to the career that they built their life around. Detox, inpatient, PHP and intensive outpatient are all available.
  • Next Step Village: With locations in Central Florida, Next Step Village helps with transitional living and aftercare services for those who have completed a rehab program. Outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are available through Next Step Village.

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.

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 help through at a rehab center can help you find lasting healing.
Before attending treatment at a rehab facility for crack addiction, you will likely go through an assessment. This is one of the crucial steps during the recovery process 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. Going through detox can be uncomfortable, but it’s important to remember that your body is trying to return to its natural state. Some withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Extreme cravings for crack

Treatment teams at The Recovery Village do everything they can to ensure that you are as safe and as comfortable as possible. If needed, doctors may give medicine to help curb side effects. 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 other factors such as body weight, height and any co-occurring disorders.

Once a patient’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. During this time, patients learn skills to help them function in their community without returning to crack use.

During rehab, an aftercare plan is made to help patients prepare to return to 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.

For a more involved form of rehab, inpatient treatment can be beneficial. This kind of care follows the detoxification stage and offers full-time treatment in a care facility, which allows for 24-hour supervision and care. The amount of time a patient stays in the center depends on their addiction and how much time the treatment team thinks is needed for recovery.

Patients who do an inpatient program may take part in individual and group therapy to help uncover the roots of addiction and how to prevent it going forward.

Outpatient treatment is an effective option for recovery. Unlike inpatient, outpatient care allows the client to live at home and attend treatment on a regular basis. For clients unable to take leave from their jobs, they may find this to be a good option.

Outpatient care can begin with daily therapy or a meeting with a member of the treatment team. Depending on the length of prior treatment and the severity of the addiction, patients may only have to come in for part-time sessions. Outpatient care may include group and family therapy, nutritional coaching and recreational therapy.

Crack addiction is a deadly disease. It requires proper medical treatment for long-term health. As deadly as addiction is, many people do not seek proper care because they believe they may be unable to afford the help that 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 their insurance through a job or the marketplace. The Recovery Village can help clients determine insurance coverage based on your carrier.

If paying through private insurance does not work for you, there are other options. For instance, the Veterans Administration offers grants to vets living 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 you determine what payment option is best for your unique financial situation, or help you find other options.

If you or someone you care about lives with an addiction to crack cocaine, one call to The Recovery Village can save a life. Each call is free and confidential. Let The Recovery Village help you begin the journey to a healthier life in recovery.

Medical Disclaimer: The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

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