Cocaine is a dangerous and highly addictive drug extracted from the coca plant, which is native to Central and South America. What typically begins as casual cocaine use can quickly become physical dependence and addiction. In addition to physically altering the brain, cocaine can cause a number of mental and physical health problems. Excessive cocaine use can cause adverse effects such as seizures, high blood pressure, strokes, memory loss, and overdose.
Luckily, residential inpatient programs like ours at Soba Recovery can help effectively treat cocaine addiction.
What Is Residential Inpatient Treatment?
As the name suggests, residential treatment requires individuals who are recovering from addiction to live onsite at the rehab center while they recover. In addition to providing around-the-clock care, comprehensive residential treatment programs typically offer:
- Medical detox
- Individual and group therapy
- Peer support groups
- Addiction education
- Skills-building sessions
- Medication management
- Family or couples counseling
- Integrated mental health services
- Follow-up care
Here at Soba Recovery, our residential inpatient program is a 3-month structured treatment program that employs a neuro-biological approach aimed at accelerating the restoration and stabilization of the brain. Our program also includes behavioral and experiential therapy, education groups, counseling, and a 12-step framework. This program can be especially beneficial for individuals looking to gain stability and support before returning home.
How Does Residential Treatment Help Cocaine Addiction?
While addiction treatment benefits many people, finding the right level of care can be difficult. Because of cocaine’s highly addictive properties, symptoms of withdrawal, and association with polydrug use, and mental health challenges, residential treatment can be an extremely beneficial way to treat cocaine addiction. Here’s why:
Medical Personnel Can Monitor the Detox Process During Residential Treatment
When most individuals stop using cocaine, they undergo an initial crash, known as withdrawal. Withdrawal is often intense and uncomfortable and can include:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Nightmares and sleep disturbances
Fortunately, medical personnel at residential treatment centers monitor the detoxification process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, preventing individuals from experiencing sudden medical emergencies.
Residential Treatment Can Help Treat Co-Occurring Mental Health Challenges
Cocaine stimulates the central nervous system. This means that using cocaine can make users feel excited, elated, confident, euphoric, and energetic. When cocaine’s peak effects die down, though, many users experience severe bouts of depression.
Typically, a cocaine addiction co-occurs with mental illnesses such as:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
Unlike outpatient recovery programs, residential treatment programs typically include dual diagnosis programs that can treat addiction and mental health challenges simultaneously. In addition, residential treatment provides a structured, long-term, distraction-free environment that allows individuals in recovery ample time to work through co-occurring mental health disorders.
Other Ways Residential Treatment Can Help Cocaine Addiction
Receiving treatment through a residential inpatient program can also help treat cocaine addiction by providing:
- Medical appointments
- Wellness and fitness activities
- Trigger identification and healthy coping mechanisms
- Nutritional assessments
- Spiritual care
- Experiential therapy
- Relapse prevention education
Learn More About Supportive Distraction-Free Residential Treatment
Here at Soba Recovery, our residential treatment program can help you overcome cocaine addiction. Our non-judgmental, supportive, distraction-free environment can help you achieve freedom from addictive substances. Let us help you reclaim your life and regain your independence. Contact us today to learn more about our residential program and our comprehensive approach to treatment.