Addiction Treatment

Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Cocaine is a drug extracted from the leaves of the South American coca plant. It is a strong stimulate that effects the body's central nervous system. Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. Nearly one percent of Americans, or 2.1 million people, are currently using cocaine.

Users can be from all economic status, all ages and all genders. Cocaine is a potent and dangerous drug. The short-term and long-term effects of cocaine are equally dangerous. The dangers of experiencing cardiac arrest or seizures followed by respiratory failure are common in both short and long term abuse. There is a strong need for cocaine addiction treatment for these individuals.

Cocaine addiction is highly difficult to overcome, because when an individual has taken this drug, it will travel throughout the bloodstream and stay in the fat tissue, and bone marrow. These remains can cause serious side effects like cravings, anxiety, and depression. It takes the human body up to five years to remove all of the residue from the fat tissue and bone marrow. Cocaine will also interfere with the levels of a chemical produced in the brain for mental stability called dopamine, and levels of serotonin which is a chemical produced by brain for pleasure. This causes the person’s serious depression some days while other days everything is good. According to the statistics, cocaine addiction recovery is anywhere from 3% to as high as 76% depending on the cocaine addiction treatment chosen.

People can spend hours looking for a right cocaine addiction treatment that will fit their or their loved one’s needs. What makes it so difficult is the easy availability to thousands of treatments. What people do not realize is that some programs are not as effective as others. When in the process of looking for a cocaine addiction treatment people have to consider the success rate of that treatment. The type of the rehabilitation center has a lot to do with the success rate.

It is a proven fact that long term inpatient cocaine addiction treatment has the most positive outcomes. Some people pay a lot of money to get their loved one in a cocaine addiction treatment. Most of the time, an individual has a relapse so he attends another treatment paying more money. Majority of the relapses occur because of the individual’s physical cravings for cocaine. Some successful treatments do a detoxification program and clean the person’s body making him totally drug free. Having a clear body and clear mind will get rid of one’s physical cravings for the drugs. To get rid of the mental cravings, some kind of cognitive therapy, or individual counseling should be done. The treatment programs that do both are known for their best success rate. Why would anyone want to pay more than once for a cocaine addiction treatment when you can find one great one?