According to recent statistics, the rate of cocaine abuse in the United States has been steadily increasing since 2018. In 2021, an estimated 3.9 million people age 12 and older misused cocaine in the past year. The highest rate of current cocaine misuse was found among young adults ages 18-25, at 8.4%, followed by adults ages 26-49 at 4.7%. Cocaine addiction also disproportionally affects men more than women, with 4% of men in 2021 reporting past year cocaine use compared to only 2.3% of women.
At Bayview Recovery, we are proud to provide a cocaine addiction rehab center to our patients that offers comprehensive treatment plans for cocaine and crack addiction. For more information about our substance abuse treatment programs, please contact Bayview Recovery today.
What is Cocaine?
Cocaine and crack are highly addictive drugs, even for first-time users also. These powerful stimulants are derived from the coca plant native to South America. Unfortunately, their abuse can require a cocaine addiction rehab center.
But the pleasurable effects of the drug — euphoria, happiness, and energetics — can be difficult to resist, and many users will find they have developed a dependency.
Cocaine is one of the oldest and most potent stimulants. Over 5,000 years ago, history tells us that the ancient Incans chewed the coca plant leaves to counter thin mountain air’s impacts on their health. However, by 1659, Albert Niemann, a German scientist, extracted cocaine from the coca leaves, and by the 1880s, the medical community prescribed it to their patients. However, in 1922, the United States made its use illegal, and it is now one of many illicit drugs in the United States, because it can quickly become addictive.
What is Crack?
Crack can be even more addictive than cocaine because of the way users take the drug. Crack is an illicit drug made from cocaine. It can be smoked, injected, or inhaled and results in a quick, intense high that dissipates quickly. Crack’s effects are highly addictive and can cause serious health problems including paranoia, hallucinations, heart palpitations, stroke, respiratory failure, and even death.
Cocaine and crack prevent your body from reabsorbing dopamine, a naturally occurring substance responsible for feeling pleasure as well as excitement. As a result, dopamine will continue to flow freely through your body with cocaine use, and users can sustain these highs for longer and longer periods of time.
The drug’s induced effects on the central nervous can be difficult to resist, and sustained use can quickly bring on devastating medical consequences.
Cocaine and Crack Dependency
Cocaine dependency or addiction is a chronic disorder characterized by compulsive cocaine or crack use and an inability to control the amount used despite experiencing negative consequences. People with cocaine dependencies often have difficulty stopping their use even when they have tried, and they may experience withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to quit.
Symptoms of cocaine dependence include:
- Cravings for the drug
- Increased tolerance to the effects of cocaine
- Preoccupation with obtaining and using the drug
- Difficulties in stopping its use despite negative consequences
- Withdrawal symptoms such as dysphoria, fatigue, irritability, and depression
If you’re suffering from dependency, you’ll need to visit a cocaine addiction treatment center, starting with a medically-supervised detox. A substance abuse treatment program in Washington state will be necessary to sever your dependency. Bayview Recovery’s cocaine addiction rehab center can help supervise your detox and provide a full slate of therapeutic and behavioral treatments coupled with a personal commitment to getting you safely past your addiction.
Cocaine and Crack’s Short-Term Abuse Symptoms
Cocaine and crack affect all aspects of the body, and even short-term abuse can then lead to many serious health problems.
For example, symptoms of cocaine and crack abuse include:
- Tachycardia (racing heartbeat)
- Cardiovascular problems
- High blood pressure
- Coordination issues
- Dilated pupils
- Elevated body temperature
Cocaine and Crack’s Long-term Abuse Symptoms
Cocaine and crack abuse have many long-term symptoms, and therefore the symptoms you have may vary depending on the form in which you take the drug.
- A decreased appetite
- Coordination issues
- Higher risk of Parkinson’s
- Poor hygiene habits
- An impaired sense of smell
- A constant runny nose
- Inflammation in the nasal septum
- Swallowing issues
- Decreased intestinal blood flow
- Bowel decay
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate
- Decreased breathing capacity
- Excessive changes in mood
- Excessive shifts in weight
- Risks of blood-borne diseases, such as Hepatitis C and HIV
- Lowered immunity
- Heart problems like arrhythmias, heart attacks, or stroke
- Mental health conditions to develop
- Kidney damage, liver failure, and other organ damage
- Skin infections
Cocaine and Crack Withdrawal Symptoms
Cocaine and crack stimulate the parts of the central nervous system responsible for pleasure and also give users a sense of high energy. Without the drug, users will experience severe, negative as well as opposite physical and emotional responses.
Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Increased appetite
- Concentration problems
- Inability to feel pleasure
- Nausea and vomiting
- Seizures (in more serious cases)
Bayview Recovery’s Cocaine Addiction Rehab Center
If you are currently on cocaine and want to get off of it, then you will need a medically-supervised detox followed immediately by a comprehensive rehab program. Of course, Bayview Recovery’s cocaine addiction rehab center can help you with both. We can work closely with your detox provider and provide a full suite of treatments and therapies designed to supplant your need for cocaine and crack.
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an intensive form of treatment similar to residential care. It’s focused on treating severe cocaine addiction. This type of program typically includes group and individual counseling sessions, medication treatment for mental health concerns, 12-step meetings, and social support activities. The duration of the PHP will depend on the patient’s individual needs and can range from several weeks to several months. The goal of a PHP is to provide comprehensive medical and psychological treatment for individuals suffering from cocaine abuse while allowing them to remain in their own homes and be part of a supportive Tacoma, Washington community during the recovery process.
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a type of treatment program designed to provide comprehensive medical and psychological care for individuals struggling with cocaine addiction. IOPs typically include group and individual counseling sessions, 12-step meetings, and various holistic activities. The length of the IOP will depend on the person’s needs and can last from several weeks to several months. While enrolled in an IOP, you can expect to receive thorough medical and psychological care. This is beneficial for those suffering from cocaine abuse as they’ll encounter a supportive community setting that allows them to remain in their own homes during the recovery process.
Our standard outpatient program is a less intensive program than an IOP or a PHP. In fact, a standard outpatient program is typically used as a step-down form of care for both forms of cocaine addiction rehab. A standard outpatient program allows individuals a more flexible form of treatment where they can attend therapy and other drug abuse education programs around their work and family responsibilities. Like all other forms of addiction treatment the length of the program will depend on the individual’s unique needs. Like other forms of care, you will continue individual, group, and family therapy.
We offer a variety of different forms of therapy in outpatient programs in Tacoma, Washington.
Our therapy options include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Meditation therapy
- Group therapy
- Family Therapy
Therapy is an important part of any cocaine addiction rehab. Therapists help individuals struggling with cocaine abuse learn how to cope with the physical and emotional effects of addiction, develop healthy ways to deal with stress and triggers that lead to drug use, and gain insight into their behavior and motivations.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most common type of psychotherapy used in recovery from cocaine addiction, helping individuals recognize unhealthy thinking patterns that contribute to their drug use, develop positive coping skills for feelings of depression or anxiety, and explore underlying causes of their substance use. Combined with drug abuse education, group counseling, and 12-step meetings, therapy can be a powerful tool for those seeking recovery from cocaine addiction.
Learn More About Our Cocaine Addiction Rehab in Tacoma, Washington
There is no magic or mystery to our approach at our cocaine addiction treatment center. We simply place more emphasis than any other treatment facility on understanding not only the problem but also you. We have the resources to do this and the experience. And our results — many healthier, happier guests — tell us this is the right approach for quality recovery and long-term well-being.
Call Bayview Recovery today to learn more about our individualized approach to recovery, and how it can help you end your addiction to cocaine and crack. Your story doesn’t have to end with addiction, and we can help you turn to a new chapter in your life, one that’s authentic and deeply deserved.
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