Cocaine addiction is not something that only affects people of lower incomes; it is also a problem for many individuals in the corporate world. Many people start using cocaine as a recreational drug only on weekends or when partying. Once they feel the effects of cocaine, they start using it more often on other occasions.
Effects of Cocaine
Cocaine is a stimulant and appetite suppressant. It increases alertness and produces feelings of well-being and euphoria. It gives the user feelings of energy and competence. Many young business men and women start using cocaine to enhance their endurance. They can work longer hours and feel more creative which will help them get ahead in the corporate world. Athletes sometimes use cocaine because they feel it raises their performance levels. Cocaine is illegal in almost every country.
The use of cocaine causes drastic changes in personality. The user may become aggressive and compulsive. It can also cause the following:
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks
- High blood pressure
- Loss of appetite
- Endless chattering
- Constant runny nose
Cocaine is very addictive. Some people can use it only one time and become addicted. Others can use it recreationally for a while, only to become addicted as the tolerance level goes up and it takes more and more to obtain the original high they felt from it. Cocaine addiction can lead to criminal behavior because once addicted, the abuser will do anything within their means to obtain the cocaine. They will steal, lie, cheat, and anything else they can think of to keep taking care of their addiction. At this point, that is their only goal. Once an individual gets here, the only thing that will help them is to get professional help from a reputable drug rehabilitation center.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Moral Reconation Therapy have proven to be very helpful with cocaine addiction. Both of these treatment programs are offered at Best Choice Rehabilitation. We are a residential drug and alcohol treatment center. Clients have greater success rates when enrolled in residential treatment. Residential treatment takes the individual away from their cocaine suppliers and friends who they are used to doing cocaine with. This is especially helpful when first entering treatment. The client has to go through the detoxification process to remove any of the toxins from the cocaine that are left in their system. It is much easier if this is done in a drug-free environment without temptation threatening the process. Cocaine addiction is an emotional addiction as well as physical. Once the drug is out of the system, the individual may still have emotional cravings for cocaine.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a treatment approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions. This program helps with depression and anxiety. Moral Reconation Therapy helps the client return to having structure in their life and living within rules. This therapy bonds together a connection between moral reasoning and moral behavior.
At Best Choice Rehabilitation, a counselor will be assigned to you during your time in the facility. This counselor will help you with one-on-one counseling as well as any other needs that you have while residing with us. One-on-one counseling will help you get to the underlying reasons for your drug abuse and addiction. Almost always there is some internal emotional reasoning for cocaine addiction since many people use drugs or alcohol to mask some sort of underlying problem.
You will also receive group therapy as part of your treatment at Best Choice Rehabilitation. This involves meetings with your peers with a counselor present to discuss your experiences and problems with family members and other loved ones as a result of your cocaine addiction.
Best Choice Rehabilitation offers excellent aftercare programs for our clients once they graduate from our facility. We know that when it comes to addiction, all of your temptation and cravings will not be gone just because you have spent time being educated and being counseled about drug addiction. Cocaine addiction is a powerful thing, and we continue to care for you after leaving our facility.
Our goal is to see you get back to your life as it was before cocaine addiction. We will continue to stay in touch with you and your family to keep you on the right path. If you run into hurdles along the way, we are just a phone call away. There are many aftercare programs from which to choose. We will support you in which ever one you decide to participate in to give you a full recovery.