According to NIDA, or the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that are approximately 2.1 million active cocaine addicts and abusers in America, and only under 375,000 of them are reportedly abusing the crack form of the drug. The group with the highest rate of cocaine abuse was adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and more men than women abused the drug.
Are you or is someone you love struggling with cocaine addiction? Cocaine addiction is a medical disease, just like all drug and alcohol addictions. This means that a medical treatment is required in order to have any meaningful recovery. Though some attempt to quit “cold turkey,” or at home without the assistance of medical professionals, this rarely succeeds for very long and can often end in an overdose. The best option is to enroll in a supervised detox and addiction treatment program that can help you through each part of the process, making sure you have what you need to make it through the hard parts and build a solid foundation in recovery.
Cocaine is a sneaky recreational drug. It starts out as an addition to a night out, a way to stay up and enjoy yourself a little longer – or maybe it’s just a way to power through late nights at work or studying. Either way, regular use leads quickly to regular abuse and, ultimately, addiction. Cocaine addiction alters the personality so completely that the need for cocaine rehab is usually readily apparent to everyone, even if the patient isn’t ready to recognize it.
At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we have the tools to help you conquer your cocaine addiction, starting with a complete detox and following with a variety of professional treatment approaches. If you would like to learn more about our drug rehab options here at Alpine Recovery Lodge, contact us today.
What to Expect at Rehab
Cocaine rehab begins the moment the patient walks through the door. A full intake and evaluation is first, followed by detox and medical care until the patient is physically stabilized, and then the real work begins: addiction treatment through therapy and counseling. When the patient completes their program, aftercare services begin to solidify the concepts learned during treatment. According to “Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment,” the components of an effective drug rehab will include:
Intake and evaluation
The process starts with a full psychological intake and medical evaluation to ascertain the existence of co-occurring disorders and the extent of the health problems that may have been caused by cocaine abuse. If another issue is identified, treatment will be incorporated into the addiction treatment plan.
Medications may be helpful in the treatment of cocaine withdrawal as well as in the maintenance of chronic illnesses and mental health disorders like depression or anxiety. They may be short term or ongoing depending upon the causative issue.
Behavioral therapy and counseling
Attention to the traumatic events, issues of stress and/or grief that occurred before or during active addiction are addressed through a range of therapeutic options.
Clinical and case management
Close attention to progress made by patients during cocaine addiction treatment through one-on-one check-ins is provided regularly to ensure that patients can update their treatment plan as they reach their goals.
Self-help and peer support groups
Group therapy in the form of support groups and 12-step treatment helps patients to practice positive interactions and build bonds that will help them to navigate the difficulties that arise during treatment.
Substance abuse monitoring
Random drug tests and strict attention to medications ensures that patients don’t relapse or mar the integrity of the program and their recovery through drug abuse.
After treatment is completed, an aftercare plan is created to help patients sustain their new-found sobriety for the long term at home or a sober living facility.
Types of Drug Rehab Programs
There are a number of treatment centers for you to choose from, according to the National Institutes of Health, ranging from outpatient treatment that prioritizes each patient’s involvement in the community to inpatient treatment that lasts for 90 days or more. The choice between outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment is one of the first that a patient must make when choosing a cocaine rehab facility. Inpatient addiction treatment offers 24-hour medical and psycho-therapeutic support and, depending upon the center that you choose, can include a wide range of traditional and holistic treatments and therapies. Outpatient care, on the other hand, is often focused solely on educational classes, support groups, and occasional case management or one-on-one sessions designed to help patients who need minor assistance after a relapse or a short period of addictive abuse of cocaine. The efficacy of both is determined by the types of therapies included in each program, the ability of the patient to create a dynamic treatment plan suited to his or her needs, and the follow-up treatment that comes with extensive aftercare services.
When the patient gets everything he or she needs to stabilize physically, mentally and emotionally at cocaine rehab, the end-goal of abstinence becomes far more attainable during recovery after treatment.
Everybody Benefits When Addicts Receive Rehabilitation
The patient is not the only one to suffer when cocaine addiction becomes an issue. Close family members, people at work, extended family, and others in their community all suffer as well. Each one feels the effects differently.
Close family and friends
It is deeply emotional to watch someone you love continue to hurt themselves, destroy their health, lose their money/career/relationships/goals and essentially turn into an entirely different person. It’s hard and it’s scary.
The inability of one person to function at work puts undue pressure and stress on coworkers. This can lead to animosity at work, suspension or losing the job completely.
Whether near or far, large family gatherings can be affected negatively by a patient’s addiction and habits can be shared across generations.
The cost of untreated addiction to the community is one often unseen effect of cocaine addiction. Taxpayers must cover the cost of police time, court costs, incarceration, unpaid medical bills associated with cocaine overdose when the patient is uninsured or under-insured, and damage done to community property in an accident.
Don’t Wait to Enroll in Addiction Treatment
Just like any medical condition, early detection and treatment are key to effective cocaine addiction recovery – the earlier, the better. Once you’ve determined that cocaine abuse has turned into cocaine addiction, it is imperative that you begin at once to track down the right cocaine rehab facility for you. If you are concerned about taking time away from work or family, consider this: if your cocaine addiction continues on its current trajectory, you likely won’t have a job or solid relationships with your family to worry about. Get help before it’s too late.
A little research is all it takes to find the right cocaine rehabilitation facility to best suit your loved one. You’ll want to find a treatment center with experienced, educated staff, a variety of services and personalized treatment. You should be able to get treatment for all your needs at the same time. At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we provide all this and more.
Once you’ve narrowed your search, there are a few basics that you should get answered right off the bat. Ask potential rehab programs the following questions before enrolling:
Are they compliant with state law?
Are all the staff members properly accredited?
What’s their track record like?
How long have they been providing people with addiction treatment?
Do they accept your insurance?
What treatment services do they provide?
Do they personalize treatment plans?
When you find a rehab that can give you everything you need in terms of medical care, psychological treatment and aftercare services, you’ve found the right treatment program for you.
Cocaine Rehabilitation at Alpine Recovery Lodge does not have to be scary. Though cocaine addiction is a medical disease and requires medical treatment in order to effect real change and healing, a rehab facility can provide you with a medical detox and monitoring that makes sure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the recovery process. After that, your focus turns to the psychological aspect of cocaine addiction through a number of therapeutic treatments.
From the moment you arrive at Alpine Recovery Lodge, you are treated with the utmost respect. You will undergo an intake evaluation before settling in and your clinical team will create a personalized treatment plan for your stay. At weekly meetings, your treatment plan will be evaluated to make sure it is exactly what you need and updated accordingly.
If you have a psychological disorder in addition to cocaine addiction, you should choose a rehab facility that specializes in the treatment of both, a facility like Alpine Recovery Lodge. Keep in mind that depression on any level is considered a psychological disorder and that it is estimated that about 53 percent of all who suffer from drug addiction also have other co-occurring disorders, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. By treating both problems at the same time, we help you build a strong foundation in recovery and teach you skills that you will take with you and continue long after you return home.
If you are ready to get started with a treatment designed and optimized for physical, emotional and spiritual growth, call us at Alpine Recovery Lodge today.