Cocaine is an illegal substance that is derived from the coca plant. It is a highly addictive stimulant. Individuals who abuse cocaine will most likely require some form of detox to end his or her cocaine abuse. Detox is one of the first components of treatment for substance abuse. Any individual who has been abusing any type of drugs and/ or alcohol for a certain period of time will experience some form of dependence. With habitual drug use, a person’s body will become accustomed to functioning with the presence of the substance, and will function differently in its absence. The detox process is when a person rids his or her body of the abused substance or substances.
With every detox process, an individual will experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms occur due to the lack of the abused substance in one’s system. The severity and discomfort of the withdrawal symptoms will depend on the length of time an individual had been abusing cocaine, the potency of cocaine, the individual’s health history, and whether or not the individual had been simultaneously abusing other substances.
- IMS (Incidental Medical Services)
- Full Physical Examination
- All labs including blood & urine tests
- Medical Director/Physician
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians)
- CNA’s (Certified Nurse’s Aid)
- Detox Technicians
- Substance Use Disorder Counselors
- Healthy snack & drinks
- TVs in the bedrooms
- Healthy meals prepared by chef
- Smoking area provided outdoors
There are many ways for an individual to go through the detox process. Depending on the type of substance or substances abused, he or she may benefit from a particular kind. Some individuals will be able to simply stop using the substance and will experience mild withdrawal symptoms. Others may require the presence and support of another individual to help with the withdrawal symptoms, as they may be more severe and challenging to overcome alone. Other people may benefit from a medically supervised detox process. This allows individuals supervision throughout the entire detox process. Medical professionals will help an individual mitigate the discomforts of withdrawal symptoms, as well as provide certain medications to help wean from the drug, if necessary.
There are a number of different withdrawal symptoms that an individual going through cocaine detox may experience. Some examples that an individual may exhibit include any combination of the following:
- Erratic sleep
- Inability to concentrate
- Excessive hunger
- Night sweats
- Suicidal thoughts
Every person is different and may experience a different combination of the above symptoms. The symptoms will last a varying length of time, depending on several factors. The possible withdrawal symptoms that can accompany cocaine detox can be quite severe, which is why a medically supervised detox process can be beneficial.
Any detox facility will help an individual set up a follow-up plan for his or her continued recovery. Once an individual completes his or her detox stage of recovery, subsequent treatment is often recommended. There are several different types of treatment an individual may choose from when deciding how to continue his or her recovery from cocaine abuse. Some individuals will choose to go to an inpatient facility. In an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, the individual will reside at the treatment facility for a certain amount of time (ranging from fourteen days to six months). Another type of follow-up treatment to the detox process is attending an outpatient treatment program. These programs require that an individual attend a certain number of hours at a treatment center over a certain period of time. The duration will differ depending on the program and can last anywhere from fourteen days to several months. This type of treatment is helpful for individuals who are unable to reside in a facility, and have other commitments that they must maintain.
It is imperative when deciding which treatment program to attend to be aware of the programs offerings. Some individuals, for example, may have a dual diagnosis. In this case, a person should select a program that is equipped to treat people with both psychological comorbid disorders as well as substance abuse. Every treatment program will have different benefits and drawbacks. It is important to select a program that best suits the needs of the individual.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please seriously consider getting help as soon as possible. Addiction can be an incredibly damaging disease and the sooner help is received, the better. For further information on substance abuse or addiction, feel free to reach out to us at: https://www.victorias-house.com/contact-us/ or 1-800-210-1216. You are also more than welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to answer any questions and provide any information you may be looking for regarding substance abuse and addiction.
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If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please seriously consider getting help as soon as possible. Addiction can be an incredibly damaging disease and the sooner help is received, the better. For further information on substance abuse or addiction, feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to answer any questions and provide any information you may be looking for regarding substance abuse and addition.