Cocaine Recovery – Detox and Rehab Treatment for Addiction

Addiction recovery from cocaine addiction includes detox and therapy in rehab to overcome the mental and physical desire to abuse this powerful and highly addictive drug. Cocaine addiction is in part caused by a crystalline tropane alkaloid that can be snorted or injected to induce its effects. It is commonly known as snowflake and blow.

Crack cocaine, also highly addictive is a form of cocaine produced to for its properties of a short but intense high when smoked. Whether the user prefers cocaine or crack, both stimulants act by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine that create the more intense craving for more in those with the disease of addiction. The sooner one seeks detox and addiction recovery the less damage the brain suffers as well as the ramification on the addict’s life .

Both cocaine and crack stimulate and change the mesolimbic pathway. In easier terms, this is the pathway in the brain that is believed to be responsible for indicating “reward” or desire. While this is not universally accepted in the medical community, it is well known that the use of cocaine is highly addictive for its “feel good” properties as a drug.

Because both crack and cocaine induce short-lived highs that usually subside within an hour or less, it’s proven through extensive study and addiction treatment that these drugs are extremely addictive and run the risk of extreme dependence. The continued abuse can lead to a laundry list of intense side-effects, both short and long-term. They include but are not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular and brain damage
  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pain and compulsive cravings

Thousands of studies have been done on cocaine and its effects on the brain. Both cocaine and crack are believed to cause profound changes in the biochemistry of the brain. It is believed that some of these changes in the brain are responsible for dependency and relapse. First Step To Freedom’s network of rehabilitation facilities across the United States has treatment programs especially designed for cocaine addiction to ensure the best chance for sustained recovery. The best physicians and cocaine treatment specialists will be attending to each client weather you choose to rehabilitate in centers from California to Florida. Accredited detox facilities initiate the treatment plan and once cleared for rehabilitation the rehab center begins the recovery process usually at residential treatment centers with on premises therapists and medical personnel.

It’s imperative that if you or a loved one is dependent on crack and/or cocaine that you seek recovery help as soon as possible. First Step To Freedom can offer you the help you are seeking. Please call 1-888-415-8810 today!