Cocaine addiction

Cocaine rehab treatment

Overcoming cocaine addiction

Treatment for cocaine dependency varies greatly, depending on the level of addiction and the individual. If an individual has a severe habit, then we strongly recommend a residential cocaine withdrawal and rehab programme. For more casual users, local therapeutic services such as therapy are available through the local Drug and Alcohol Service.

Cocaine withdrawal process (Step 1)

Anyone who is addicted to cocaine has their own set of unique circumstances including any health issues, length of drug use and tolerance to the drug. Each patient will have a tailored recovery plan based on their situation.

The side effects of cocaine withdrawal may include:

  • Depression
  • Unpleasant dreams and disturbed sleeping
  • Fatigue & general discomfort
  • Increased appetite
  • Intensified cravings for cocaine

Unlike treatment for heroin addiction or alcohol addiction, there is no substitute pharmaceutical drug for powder cocaine, crack cocaine and other stimulants. However, we can and will treat symptoms for the side-effects of cocaine withdrawal accordingly.

The withdrawal symptoms may vary from patient to patient. However, we strongly recommend during the withdrawal process, that cocaine users get emotional-physiological support to help them through this challenging process.

Going “cold turkey” is no easy task. However, you’ll always have the support of our dedicated staff at Linwood House.

Cocaine rehab is one of the best places to get medical attention. At Linwood House, we have teams working around the clock with a wealth of experience helping users avoid going back to using.

Immediate family members will also feel more comfortable, as our specialists know what to do when a patient is fighting the withdrawal process. When a cocaine user is weaning themselves off the drug, this can be a very hostile, unpredictable and even dangerous environment. For more information on the cocaine withdrawal process please contact us via the following form:

Cocaine rehab and why? (Step 2)

After completion of the cocaine withdrawal programme, the rehab process lets us get to the root of addiction. Without knowing the physiological aspects of the addiction, it is more likely that the patient may return to their old habits in the future.

During rehab for cocaine, the patient will have numerous group therapy and one-to-one sessions. Patients will benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy. This type of treatment allows the patient to look at what triggers their behaviour and how to create new associations to their previous lifestyle choices.

Throughout the cocaine rehab process, the patient will learn the skills and tools to stay “drug-free”.
These skills include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • One to one therapy sessions
  • Group counselling
  • 12 Step therapy process

Aftercare – staying drug-free for the long term (step 3)

Overcoming a cocaine addiction is a never-ending journey and a long-term process. We understand that the real test comes when patients leave rehab and return to their daily routines. It is important to have supportive family members, friends and co-workers during the weeks, months and years ahead.

12 months FREE aftercare

For patients that have been at Linwood House for three weeks or more, you will receive 12 months free aftercare. You will benefit from monthly aftercare workshops and have access to family workshops.
If you are or a loved one need help to overcome a cocaine addiction contact our specialists, we are open 24/7.

Can you get cocaine rehab treatment on the NHS?

Unfortunately, there is little support available on the NHS for residential Cocaine addiction. Free rehab, means applying through your local Drug and Alcohol Services for funding from the government. Funding is rare and very difficult to obtain.

The fastest way to access rehab is through private financing. If you or a family member has the funds to finance this, we can help with an immediate admission.

We’re here every step of the way!

We understand that overcoming cocaine addiction is a significant challenge not only for the user but for family members too. At Linwood House, we’ve helped people from all walks of life to overcome their drug addiction.

Cocaine addiction and cocaine rehab questions

What are the signs of cocaine addiction?

Some of the most common signs of cocaine addiction include:

  • Extended periods of wakefulness
  • Overconfidence
  • Dilated pupils
  • Being overexcited
  • Paranoia
  • Having a runny nose or frequent sniffles
  • If a user is snorting cocaine, you may notice white powder around the nostrils

What are the dangers of cocaine addiction?

There is no doubt, that cocaine is addictive, but also has some severe consequences when it comes to someone’s health.

Cocaine tightens the blood vessels resulting in increased blood pressure. If someone snorts cocaine, permanent damage can be caused to the nasal cavity.

Why people get so addicted to Cocaine?

The drug releases large amounts of dopamine – this chemical is produced when we experience feelings of happiness. For example, falling in love, going on holiday winning the lottery. A cocaine user will get an ongoing release of dopamine, which makes the user feel good. However, after a binge, the cocaine user will crave these good feelings, resulting in taking more cocaine and the cycle continues.

Can you force anyone to go into cocaine rehab?

Unfortunately, no. You may have the cocaine user’s best interests at heart. However, if someone doesn’t want to do something, they are not going to be committed to the process. Overcoming a cocaine addiction is no easy task and requires a “whatever it takes” attitude to succeed. Without that commitment, the cocaine user is highly likely to return to old habits.

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