Cocaine Detox Program
In recent years, national attention on drug abuse has been focused more and more on drugs like cocaine – a highly addictive drug that has lead to innumerable deaths across the country. According to recent reports, cocaine usage and availability has risen for the first time in more than five years.
Reports from different governmental agencies throughout the US concluded that:
- 2015 saw the highest amount of deaths from cocaine abuse in the US since 2006.
- 61 percent of young Americans from 2013 to 2015 admitted to trying cocaine.
Cocaine addiction can be devastating, and those who are detoxing from this specific drug will experience a host of serious and potentially life-threatening symptoms. Treating the symptoms of cocaine-related detox takes experience and dedication, seeing as many physical and psychological symptoms can last for several weeks. We at Chapel Hill have extensive experience treating all the symptoms related to cocaine withdrawal and have experienced great success in helping numerous individuals along the path to long-term recovery.
Cocaine is an illicit and highly addictive drug. Ironically enough, cocaine was once used medicinally. However, the medical community quickly discovered its addictive and dangerous properties, and eventually outlawed it altogether. If you are struggling with cocaine abuse or addiction, seeking professional medical care is of utmost importance. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are struggling with cocaine abuse, or if you believe someone you love may be battling addiction, there are several signs to look for. Abnormal excitement, unexplained mood swings, and severely decreased appetite (leading to weight loss) may be indicators of an existing problem. More signs may include:
- The individual may experience regular nosebleed, or have a consistently runny nose.
- The pupils of the individual may become dilated.
- The individual may become unnecessarily aggressive, excitable, or talkative.
Cocaine Abuse and Involved Risk
There is both short and long-term risk involved in cocaine abuse. As far as the short term, users may experience severe depression during the ‘come down’ (as the initial high begins to fade). Given the dependency level of cocaine, and the numerous risks associated with abusing this substance, cocaine is one of the most dangerous substances known to man. Below are some of the short time risk of cocaine abuse:
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Decreased appetite
- Sexual impotency
- Heart-related issues (increased heart rate, potential heart attack)
- Seizures or convulsions
With long-term abuse, individuals may also experience strokes, kidney failure, lung damage, and, in some instances, fatality. Issues related to cocaine abuse and addiction will persist and worsen until professional care is sought.
Additional risks related to long-term use may include:
- Cognitive issues
- Inflammation of the nasal septum
- Collapsed naval cavities
One of the most important steps towards becoming addiction-free is admitting that a problem exists, and taking the necessary steps to tackle it. Withdrawing from cocaine is different than withdrawing from many other drugs, seeing as it tends to be more psychological than physical. The withdrawal process will typically last from between 7 and 10 days. After the last usage, the abuser may experience any of the above-listed withdrawal symptoms as soon as within the next hour.
The withdrawal symptoms may include lack of appetite, depression, fatigue, apathy, anhedonia, and suicidal ideation.
Cocaine Detox Program
While cocaine addiction is on the rise throughout the US, American men and women are beginning to seek better and more effective treatment measures. While those in the grips of active addiction may feel that leading a drug-free life is near impossible, recovery is always an option. Chapel Hill Detox is dedicated to providing top-quality treatment to those battling the life-threatening disease of addiction.
Our Team of Medical Specialists
Addiction is complicated, and some of the psychological symptoms may persist for months – even years, in some cases. Those who use cocaine regularly may experience cravings for years after use is ceased. Fortunately, our team of dedicated doctors and mental health professionals is always on standby. They are available to check in with past clients at any time, suggesting options for aftercare and help along the recovery process. Our comprehensive treatment program and supportive environment makes Chapel Hill one of the best facilities for drugs and alcohol detoxification in the US.