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Despite what Hollywood blockbusters may have you believe, you don’t have to be taking cocaine daily to be addicted. In fact, you may have heard of the term ‘functioning addict’ meaning someone who still holds a job or manages other responsibilities despite having a dependency on drugs, alcohol or other vices. Cocaine addicts are probably the most functional of anyone affected by addiction, which is why it is so important to get the help needed for recovery.

Drug detox can take place medically or naturally. While in the care of professionals, natural detoxification involves immediate withdrawal from cocaine. A medical team are on hand to guide you through any withdrawal symptoms that may occur. Another form of treatment for cocaine addiction is therapy or counselling. Here, the psychological aspects of dependency are discussed and addressed. These meetings, either as a one-to-one or group session, serve to delve into an addict’s history in order to better understand any triggers. From there, aftercare aims to help you stay off drugs once your programme is complete. Drug rehab aftercare programmes can range from attending 12-step meetings to addiction therapy at another facility.

With an ability to place you into programmes throughout the UK, please make us your Port of Call by calling for free on 08000029010.

The Symptoms: Signs of cocaine use

Are you concerned about a loved one’s cocaine habits? Or perhaps you have noticed that your own signs of cocaine use are triggering some tell-tale red flags. If you, or someone close to you, find that responsibilities at work or school are being neglected, suddenly getting in legal trouble or causing relationship problems due to excessive cocaine usage, it is time to do something about it.

Taking cocaine speeds up your heart rate and can drastically alter your mood. Regular nosebleeds and a loss of sense of smell are also linked to cocaine abuse.

While addressing the signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction, let’s take a look at some of the physical effects:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Headaches
  • Paranoia

People who try to quit cocaine on their own are much more likely to relapse than those who seek professional help. Often, it requires a family intervention for somebody to agree to seek help. Withdrawal management programmes for those recovering from cocaine abuse vary from person to person, and our team of dedicated professionals are available to tailor a plan to suit your needs.

Types of treatment for cocaine addiction

As mentioned earlier, a cocaine rehabilitation process tends to consist of detox, counselling and aftercare. However, depending on your specific needs and goals, your specific treatment for cocaine addiction may include a combination of any of the below.

Cocaine detox programme

An environment that allows you to rid your body of cocaine with as little discomfort as possible. This process is medically supervised.

Residential rehabilitation

Includes 24-hour care and support from a team of consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and nurses.

Day therapy

Structured care with flexible treatment hours to accommodate personal and professional needs.

Seen as an ideal step-down from day therapy, outpatient therapy provides limited ongoing support while you adjust to an independent lifestyle.

One-to-one therapy

Taking place in a confidential and trusting environment, this form of therapy helps someone in recovery to process successes and setbacks. It also provides an ideal opportunity to address issues that you may be reluctant to discuss in a group environment.

Group therapy

Allows you to share journey and insights with like-minded people while learning from the experiences of others.

Take a look at the below infographic explaining the adverse effects of cocaine abuse, before making an informed decision on the type of treatment that would best suit you.

Treatment for cocaine addiction

Cocaine Anonymous

Port of Call are advocates of recovering alcoholics attending meetings to discuss their journeys, at places such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

Similarly, we would always recommend a recovering cocaine addict to attend Cocaine Anonymous. Their programmes allow those in recovery to speak with people who understand each other and share their stories. In a recent blog post, we celebrated how Cocaine Anonymous helped a former addict turn their life around.

Affiliated with 40 top treatment centres throughout the UK, we are confident in our ability to place you on a treatment plan to suit your needs. Please take a moment to look at our range of rehab clinics.

Feel like we could help you or a loved one? Get in touch on 08000029010 or email us on help@portofcall.com.

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