Cocaine Intervention and Treatment
If you or someone you know is suffering with a cocaine addiction, we can help. Cocaine is a fast acting drug that can last from 15 minutes to an hour. It is also known as a stimulant allowing users to feel energetic, alert, and can be highly addictive. If the use of cocaine is left untreated, it can cause severe mental and physical problems along with possible overdose and death. It may be time to involve a professional interventionist to convincing your loved one or friend to seek treatment now.
Cocaine and Physical Symptoms
Cocaine abuse creates a euphoric state, immediately after the high wares off the abuser is left with a feeling of depression, irritability, edginess, and an urge for more cocaine. Physical symptoms contributed by cocaine use can include chest pain, nausea, convulsions, muscle spasms, fever, blurred vision, coma, and death.
Other behavioral symptoms with cocaine use are irritability, mood swings, psychosis, panic attacks, high blood pressure, cognitive impairments, paranoia, hallucinations, and restlessness.
Long-term Effects of Cocaine use
An individual who uses cocaine on a daily basis can affect the user’s behaviors such as violent mood swings, depression, and fatigue. Long-term use can lead to many types of heart disease. Cocaine can cause chaotic heart rhythms, accelerated heart beat, and breathing difficulty.
Cocaine Treatment Approaches
Behavioral treatment approaches for cocaine abuse can been treated in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Using cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational incentives can help motivate the patient to focus on remaining abstinent from cocaine and other substances. Through these form of treatment, the cocaine abuser will learning coping skills, recognizing their addiction, successfully prevent relapse, and avoid past behaviors in efforts to stay sober. Treatment is necessary for those addicted to cocaine to apply in their life to maintain sobriety.
If you need help find the right treatment center or if you are need of an intervention for a loved one addicted to cocaine, call us now toll-free 1-866-631-0026. We can help.