Cocaine Detox

If you are looking for the right rehab center to help you safely and successfully recover from cocaine addiction, you have found it. 

The effects of cocaine use

Understanding Cocaine Addiction

You may have heard the term “crack cocaine” to refer to cocaine. While the drugs do look different, they both have the same similar compounds and ingredients. 

It is derived from the coca plant, and has highly addictive components. Due to the nature of cocaine, it can cause addictive behaviors after just one or two uses. 

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, at least 1.8 million Americans aged 18 and older are current cocaine users. American Addiction Centers estimates that over 5 million Americans have used cocaine at some point in their lives. 

No matter where you are in your addiction and substance abuse journey, long-term recovery is still possible for you!

Cocaine Withdrawl Symptoms

Undergoing Cocaine Detox

For many patients, the detox symptoms from cocaine are primarily psychological withdrawal symptoms. Much of cocaine’s addictive properties affect the brain’s reward circuit and dopamine, meaning that energy and emotions are highly affected in withdrawal.

While the withdrawal symptoms and severity vary based on the person, here are some common symptoms you may experience during detox from cocaine:

  • Most Commonly: Extreme fatigue, lack of pleasure, unpleasant dreams/nightmares, insomnia and frequent waking, and anxious thoughts or depression. 
  • Additional Psychological Symptoms: intense paranoia, feelings of suspicion, agitation, mood swings, outbursts of anger, and intense cravings.

However, withdrawal can also include physical symptoms like:

  • Body aches, pains, and muscle tremors
  • Exhaustion and physical weakness
  • Excessive sweating and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapidly increased appetite or loss of appetite.

Can I Detox From Cocaine Alone?

Many people try to detox and overcome cocaine addiction alone. However, depending on how severe your chronic cocaine abuse is, and if you have another drug addiction at the same time, this can be life-threatening. 

When going cold turkey, many of the  initial symptoms can be unpleasant but manageable. However, if you have underlying medical conditions, detoxing alone can go from manageable to deadly within a few hours. Due to the physically intense symptoms, you may need additional support to manage hydration levels, electrolytes, heart rate, and blood pressure.

The first step toward Cocaine addiction treatment

What Does Cocaine Detox Involve?

When you first arrive at a treatment program, you will likely be taken through an intake process. Here you will meet with the treatment team to discuss your substance withdrawal. 

You will likely be asked questions about your medical history, family history, mental illness history, and about when your last dose of cocaine was and if you use any other substances. It is important that you answer these questions as honestly as possible to receive the best treatment. 

You will then be admitted into the treatment center to begin the medical detox process. You will be monitored around the clock by health care providers to ensure you do not have increased risk of suicidal thoughts, and that you are comfortable while you detox.

You may also be offered medication assisted treatment, which involves the addition of safe medications that alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cut the brain’s reward circuit and need for cocaine. 

Treatment After Cocaine Detox

Once you have successfully detoxed, you will likely need additional support to recover from your cocaine use. Your treatment center may offer additional styles of programming. 

Types of Recovery Programs

  • Inpatient Treatment: An inpatient treatment program allows you to live at the treatment facility while you continue to receive support. You may get individual behavioral therapy, group therapy, or other therapeutic activities. These therapies can help address the mental health issues surrounding your substance abuse. This type of programming is vital in early recovery.
  • Outpatient Treatment: An outpatient treatment program allows you to live at home while attending the daily programming for a few hours each day. This style of programming is best if you have a good emotional support system at home. The recovery journey is long, and outpatient treatment allows for additional time to prevent relapse and create healthy habits.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: This treatment model is a unique way to address other mental health challenges in addition to substance use. Often, addiction comes with additional mental health issues like PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders. We use cognitive behavioral therapy and other methods to help clients address other disorders that occur with their substance use.

Starting your journey to recovery

Cocaine Addiction Treatment With Enlight Treatment Center

Addiction to cocaine is serious, but we can help you detox safely. Enlight Treatment Center works with you to ensure that you can live your best life without the need for addictive substances. 

Overcoming cocaine addiction is within your reach with our innovative addiction treatment services. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment program. Our team is ready to answer your questions or help you verify your insurance coverage.

- Reviewed by Lilit Asulyan, Psy. D

The Information You Need to Start Your Journey to Recovery

Frequently Asked Questions

The Information You Need For Success

We suggest signing up for alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Ventura, CA, at a licensed rehab facility to help you commit to recovery whole-heartedly. Our patient-oriented substance abuse detox and treatment in Ventura County begins with medical detox, which helps control and reduces the intense withdrawal symptoms. Our supervised alcohol detox prevents fatal complications and reduces the pain and discomfort you may experience otherwise.

Speak to an admissions officer at a rehab facility to learn about your treatment options. You may also want to check with your insurance provider to learn about in-network treatment providers and the coverage details.

We highly recommend inpatient treatment for those battling alcoholism. Here are some of the top arguments in favor of inpatient rehab:

  1. You will receive around-the-clock clinical care and support from the clinical staff.
  2. You get to take time off from your everyday responsibilities and work-related commitments, allowing you more time and better peace of mind to focus on healing and recovery.
  3. Recovery at an inpatient facility can be a thorough immersive process and is ideal for those who have relapsed after rehab treatment in the past.

While inpatient treatment for alcohol rehabilitation lasts around 30 – 90 days or longer, it has the lowest relapse rates and optimizes your chance of attaining a safe, speedy, and successful recovery. Our inpatient substance use services include behavioral therapies, medical detox, counseling, 12-step meetings, and holistic programs.

The triggers and cravings can make it quite hard to maintain your commitment to sobriety after completing the rehab procedure. After rehab treatment, the last thing you want is to relapse and let your several months of hard work at a treatment center go down the drain.

Enrolling in care programs at a leading drug rehab and alcohol treatment facility can provide you with the structure and support required for ongoing recovery. Sharing your struggles with other people can also provide you with comfort and encourage you to keep fighting those triggers and cravings in your lifelong journey towards sobriety. Ongoing care programs provide you with an opportunity to seek support from mental health experts, allow you to share your journey with fellow recovering addicts, and help you stay strong in your recovery journey.

We at Enlight Treatment Center can help you break free from addiction. Get in touch with us at 1-866-604-0727 to learn more about our affordable addiction care. We are the #1 alcohol rehab in Ventura with highly effective treatments and therapies and a high success rate.

Yes, you do. Most alcoholism victims are unaware of how advanced their disorder is or whether they show signs of co-occurring mental issues on the side. We know that alcohol addiction never comes alone, as it usually links to co-occurring disorders like mental or emotional traumas, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. This shows that the rehabilitation process is more complex and requires a carefully-tailored approach to ensure optimal results over time.

We rely on patient-oriented substance use services to ensure optimal recovery and minimize the psychological and physical discomfort during the rehab procedure. These services begin with in-depth clinical evaluation on-site and include:

  • Medical detoxification – The detox procedure involves medication, therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling in a secure, comfortable, and controlled environment. You will have a team of rehab clinicians supervising the recovery process, ready to intervene in case the procedure goes off track. The detox treatment is critical for stabilizing the nervous system, cleansing the body of any alcohol-related harmful components, and preparing patients for residential treatment.
  • Residential/inpatient treatment – The residential program is the core component of our alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Ventura, CA. The program places you in a controlled and comfortable environment at our facility, where you will adopt a long-lasting recovery routine and a structured and positive lifestyle. It involves recovery procedures like psychotherapy, family therapy, recreational activities, individual and group counseling, etc.
  • Dual diagnosis treatment – The dual diagnosis program is another vital component of our substance abuse detox and treatment in Ventura County. It aims to identify and address underlying co-occurring disorders that may have triggered or fuel your addiction and impact your recovery rate. The dual diagnosis treatment is a necessary addition to rehab, as it helps patients embrace a more stable and alcohol-free lifestyle over the years.

Start Your recovery

We Are Here to Help

Our admissions team is available 24/7 for those in need of treatment. Even if we are not a match for you or your loved one, we are here to help. It is a cornerstone practice of  Enlight Treatment Center to serve as a bridge between the community and treatment.