Abusing cocaine over a longer period of time can result in negative effects. Some people experience an overwhelming sadness and feel the need to withdraw from all social contact entirely. Others will experience extremely angry outbursts and overwhelming anxiety and paranoia. Florida cocaine addiction treatment centers can help you or someone you love stop the cycle of abuse and begin a new, healthier, drug free life.
The stimulant properties of cocaine can cause some unpleasant physical side effects. The drug affects the heartrate, causing it to speed up and resulting in increased blood pressure. In severe cases, elevated heart rate could result in heart attack or sudden kidney failure.
The body also reacts negatively to the stimulant effects of the drug. Users may experience an increase in body temperature and constriction of blood vessels, which could result in a stroke, seizures or respiratory failure. The drug can also cause severe damage to the brain’s chemistry, even after only using the drug once. Users may exhibit bizarre or extremely violent behavior. Others may experience hallucinations. Some people may experience depression, mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks or psychotic episodes.
If you or someone you love is in need of Florida cocaine addiction treatment, recovery programs are available. Contact an addiction treatment specialist today to learn more about how to get started.
Cocaine Addiction Detox Treatment
The detox process aims to help patients quit drugs through the use of advanced medications to suppress all withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Specific FDA-approved detox medications exist for detox from most addictive substances. Cocaine is different, though — no specific FDA-approved detox medications exist. It is all the more important for cocaine abusers to focus on finding rehab centers that offer a high level of expertise. Doctors treating cocaine addicts need to draw on their experience to decide upon the right off-label drugs to use. Disulfiram, modafinil, Suboxone and other drugs unapproved for cocaine detox can work very well for the drug, as long as they are expertly used.
The dramatic improvement that detox brings about often has recovering addicts convinced that they are cured. It’s important to understand, though, that there is no cure for addiction. The effects of addiction on the brain are more or less permanent. The detoxification process only offers temporary relief. Patients will usually quickly relapse.
Every scientifically designed addiction rehab program, then, follows detox up with high-quality recovery therapy and relapse prevention. It is the rare rehab center that has the skill needed to carry out the long-term support needed, though. Florida cocaine addiction treatment programs offer a high level of therapeutic expertise.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.