Cocaine Treatment & Recovery Center
Cocaine is a strong and very addictive stimulate. Cocaine is also known as coke, crack, blow, rock, white, and many other names. Though cocaine does have valid medical uses, it remains a deadly illegal drug in the United States.
Cocaine is used and kills regularly across the U.S. with no regard for race or gender. Many times cocaine is mixed with other deadly drugs or various things that are unknown to the user, making it even more dangerous.
According to the National institute of on Drug Abuse, “cocaine increases the levels of the natural chemical messenger dopamine in the brain circuits related to the control of movement and reward.” For non-users of cocaine, when dopamine is released naturally by the body, it is recycled back into the body. Cocaine use stops or slows the body from recycling the dopamine and the dopamine builds up which in turn tricks the brain to want more drug pleasure. Ultimately, the brain ends up developing a resistance to cocaine and tricks the user to take more potent and frequent doses to achieve the same feeling, high or pleasure. The cycle then repeats over and over until the user gets help or in some cases overdoses.
As with any drug, continuous and repeated use can lead to addiction. Cocaine’s release of dopamine makes it even more addictive. Some signs you or a loved one might be addicted to cocaine are listed below:
- Craving for use
- Unable to stop using without feeling withdrawal symptoms
- Got arrested
- Needing more potent cocaine to achieve a “high”
- Using more frequently to get a “high”
- Family or friends telling you that you need help
- Loss of employment due to use
- A cocaine detox is achieved through a process. Our doctors meet with each of our clients one on one to get a thorough history of use, physical exam, medical history, tox screening and any other medically needed information to help make the detox or recovery safe.
- Once safely admitted to our program, our doctors use their special training and experience to prescribe medication to ease, or in some cases, eliminate the withdrawal symptoms.
- During the withdrawal or detox time period, our staff are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and meet all of your needs, all while being monitored by our doctors. Our goal is to get you on the road to recovery quickly and safely.