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THE OTHER SIDE OF SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE IS WHERE TRUE HEALING BEGINS. START TODAY.
Devastating official statistics report that 4.8 million people aged 12 or older used cocaine in the past year. Whether cocaine use occurs only in occasional social settings or it’s become an everyday Substance Use Disorder, there is an effective and supportive path to recovery.
Backed by evidence and facilitated through individualized cocaine addiction treatment options in Massachusetts, Refresh Recovery & Wellness Centers in Norwell, MA, doesn’t focus only on substance use but on you as a whole person. Take your first step toward a healthier life today. You’re In The Right Place.
SIDE-EFFECTS OF COCAINE USE
Cocaine use affects your physical and mental health, often at the same time. Many users experience increased alertness and energy while feeling euphoric and talkative. It’s these effects that give cocaine its addictive nature. Severe common mental side effects include anxiety; irritability; paranoia; and/or volatile or aggressive behavior.
Short-term physical or physiological side effects may include abdominal pain; dizziness; increased blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate; nausea; restlessness; and/or tremors. It’s also possible to experience significant, if not fatal, side effects after one use, such as:
- Changes in heart rhythm, including
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Heart attack;
- Seizure; and/or
LONG-TERM HEALTH RISKS OF COCAINE USE
Cocaine overdose deaths rose by more than 250% during a six-year period ending in 2020. Part of the consequential increase can be attributed to people using cocaine in combination with synthetic opioids. Aside from the risk of an overdose, long-term cocaine abuse causes damage to your body, with some effects not appearing until years after use.
Because cocaine is often binged consumed, the repeated use of higher amounts may lead to panic attacks or full-blown psychosis. Snorting may cause nosebleeds, issues with swallowing other foods and liquids, and/or chronically inflamed nose and sinuses, also known as “coke bloat” or “coke nose.”
Smoking crack cocaine causes lung damage, including a heightened risk for pneumonia and other lung infections. The injection has been noted to trigger allergic reactions in some people, usually to the cocaine itself or a substance it was cut with. These reactions have been linked to fatal outcomes in severe cases.
Cocaine use over a long time period is also linked to neurological issues, including bleeding within the brain — intracerebral hemorrhage — and Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Long-term consumption isn’t worth the risk, treatment can help.
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Cocaine addiction treatment in Massachusetts is possible with individual treatment plans and professional support at Refresh Recovery & Wellness Centers. You’re In The Right Place.
AN OVERVIEW OF COCAINE DRUG FACTS
Cocaine is produced when a purified chemical — cocaine hydrochloride — is separated from cocoa leaves. When dried, the chemical becomes the recognizable white powder form; it’s generally snorted but can be smoked (freebase) or dissolved in water and injected intravenously.
Because it is an addictive stimulant and has a high potential for misuse, cocaine is a Schedule II drug in the U.S. today. When used under illicit means, it’s often cut or diluted with other substances to extend its illegal distribution.
Baking soda, cornstarch, flour, and talcum powder are often cut in, while some manufacturers use fentanyl or heroin. Unfortunately, you or your loved one cannot know what’s in this type of cocaine, heightening the risk of adverse side effects and even overdose.
Common street names for cocaine include Blow, Bump, Coke, Nose Candy, Rail, Snow, or Toot.
Cocaine Vs. Crack Cocaine: What’s The Difference?
Although the names are often used interchangeably, cocaine and crack cocaine feature noticeable differences, from appearance to the length of effects one experiences.
- Appearance: Cocaine is often in its white powder form, while crack cocaine is small chunks or rocks that are cream, light brown, tan, or whitish in color.
- Method of use: The powder can be snorted, smoked, or injected, but crack is only smoked.
- Rapidity of the effects: The high associated with crack cocaine happens rapidly due to the smoke inhalation and absorption by the surface of the lungs for rapid distribution into the bloodstream. It takes a few minutes longer to feel the effects of snorting the powder, but the associated high lasts longer.
- How long the effects last: The effects of snorted cocaine begin in 1 to 5 minutes, peaking within 30 minutes, then subside within 2 hours. You may feel the effects of crack cocaine in less than a minute, peak within 5 minutes, then subsides within 1 hour.
Cocaine Withdrawal Timeline
The duration and intensity of your cocaine withdrawal symptoms will depend on a handful of factors, including the type of cocaine used and how long it has gone on. If you regularly use crack, it’s known to trigger withdrawal symptoms within a matter of hours after your last use and, in some cases, can ignite dependence after only a single use.
Cocaine withdrawal can be categorized into three phases — crash, withdrawal, and extinction. During the crash, your symptoms may mimic the flu for up to three days. The withdrawal phase varies from person to person and may last up to a month. Extinction may last up to another month or longer for those with a severe cocaine use disorder.
Cocaine Treatment Options in Massachusetts For Safe Recovery
Our Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) in MA and Intensive Outpatient Programs in Massachusetts offer varying levels of care designed to meet your unique needs. These part-time cocaine addiction treatment programs range from 3 to 5 days a week, with daytime and evening hours available.
Our partial care or Day program in MA offers a greater level of daily support, while outpatient programs offer more flexibility to attend to daily responsibilities outside of cocaine treatment in Massachusetts. Once a client enters aftercare, they’ve begun to reintegrate back into their daily routines and obligations fully.
Your recommended cocaine addiction treatment path with be designed to meet your needs and help you maintain your focus on recovery and sober living.
Behavioral Health and Therapy For Overcoming Crack Cocaine Dependence
Many people experience effective outcomes when they participate in a combination of mental health interventions and peer support. These methods may be implemented as part of your outpatient treatment.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: You or your loved one learn how to change internal thought patterns and emotional habits often behind a use disorder.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Similar to CBT, this therapy helps you create better emotional control while focusing on safety and self-acceptance.
- Medication-Assisted Therapy: Medications help manage withdrawal symptoms while various types of therapy help you learn different skills, such as coping and communication.
- Motivational Interviewing: Generating a change in your actions and jumpstarting core values is the crux of motivational interviewing.
Trauma-Informed Treatment: If a cocaine use disorder stems from past or present trauma, this therapy allows for safely processing experiences.
- Group Therapy: Share your experiences and learn from a group of peers in the same situation while practicing skills needed after treatment.
- Family Therapy: Openly and safely share the experience of your loved one and learn how to support them. Heal stronger together by learning and practicing practical communication and interpersonal skills.
- Support Groups: Peer support is a vital component of recovery. Here, you will learn from the experience of others, practice coping skills, and learn to understand your own experience from new perspectives.
HOW COCAINE ADDICTION TREATMENT AT REFRESH RECOVERY & WELLNESS IN NORWELL, MA, CAN HELP
Overcoming a cocaine dependence on your own is nearly impossible. Most people who recover successfully find the support and understanding they need to be offered in professional detox and outpatient programs. Each treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs, meaning you receive medical care and regular supervision during detox and as you progress through treatment.
Our client-focused approach to recovery digs into any potential underlying or co-occurring disorders and provides practical support to mitigate effects while learning healthier coping and communication skills in therapy and support groups. We’re here to help you see this through and restore the best version of yourself. You’re In The Right Place.
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Many of our supportive staff have been right where you are and know the strength it takes to maintain a lasting recovery, and they’re here to help in every step.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE: IDENTIFYING COCAINE DEPENDENCE
Although cocaine dependence can look different, frequent signs include dilated pupils; deterioration in personal hygiene; excitability; loss of interest in activities or hobbies; mood swings; social isolation; and/or weight loss. No matter how long you or your loved one have had a dependence, it’s possible to stop using.
Many cocaine withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable and affect your physical and mental health. Physical withdrawal symptoms can be characterized by:
- Chills and tremors;
- Increased appetite;
- Lack of pleasure;
- Muscle aches;
- Nerve pain;
- Restlessness; and/or
Psychological withdrawal symptoms can be characterized by:
- Difficulty concentrating;
- Increased cravings;
- Irritability or agitation;
- Paranoia or suspicion; and/or
- Suicidal thoughts or ideations.
Typically, cocaine isn’t associated with life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, but serious medical conditions, including delirium, grand mal seizures, heart attack, heart palpitations, and strokes, have been reported.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COCAINE REHAB IN MA
What is the average length of stay for a cocaine rehab center in MA?
Is there a difference between rehab centers for alcohol and rehab centers for cocaine in MA?
Our Massachusetts treatment center offers substance use treatment for a variety of disorders, including alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, benzos, opioids, and co-occurring disorders. Client-focused treatment zeros in on treating what each individual needs.
Can I get my job back after cocaine rehab in MA?
Yes. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects people in a use disorder treatment program from discrimination or termination due to treatment. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows for those who qualify to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave due to specified medical reasons within a 12-month period.
What should I have in my cocaine aftercare plan?
Comprehensive Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Massachusetts
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Alcohol Use Disorder is a socially acceptable substance problem with devastating consequences. Overcoming this disorder requires strategic and effective medication treatment, therapy, and support. A lasting recovery from alcohol abuse is possible, and we can help.
Cocaine is an illicit street drug that is highly addictive and dangerous. It can have devastating effects on the brain and the body, making recovery on your own particularly difficult. Treatment is effective, and pursuing professional help could save your life or the life of someone you love.
Crack cocaine is a different form of cocaine that is smoked as opposed to inhaled or injected. It is one of the most highly potent illegal drugs available that can lead to both physical and psychological dependence. Medical and therapeutic treatment is the safest and most reliable way to recover from crack cocaine use.