Cocaine Abuse Treatment Program
Cocaine Addiction in Massachusetts
Cocaine is one of the most mentally addictive psychoactive drugs that is abused by individuals with substance abuse in Massachusetts. At Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center, located in Wakefield, MA, we understand how difficult it is for an individual suffering from cocaine addiction. Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center will provide the structure and supportive environment you need to achieve long-term sobriety from cocaine addiction. Our drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation center offers several substance abuse treatment programs that are catered toward the specific needs of the individual.
What are the Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse?
Cocaine use disorder is a chronic condition due to what the drug does to the drug addicted person’s brain. Cocaine alters your brain chemistry by flooding it with dopamine (a “feel good” chemical messenger) which makes it so psychologically addictive. Individuals suffering from cocaine use disorder can be afflicted with a variety of psychological and physical symptoms. This is in part due to the different ways a substance abuser takes the drug into their body. Cocaine can be taken nasally (snorted) or injected intravenously or smoked in the form of crack-cocaine. The following are some of the signs of cocaine abuse:
Physical Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse
- Dilated (enlarged) pupils
- Runny nose
- Nose bleeds
- Sudden weight loss
- Track marks (from IV drug use)
- Burned lips (from smoking crack cocaine)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Lack of sleep followed by long periods of sleep
Mental Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse
Behavioral Changes of Cocaine Abuse
- Antisocial behavior
- Erratic behavior
Withdrawals from cocaine is unpleasant to say the least. Cocaine alters brain-chemistry in drug dependent users and the individual develops a mental and physical need for the substance. Those who have experienced long-term cocaine addiction go through several serious withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms of withdrawal from cocaine addiction include:
- Increased appetite
- Difficulty concentrating
- Intense Cravings
For those suffering from cocaine addiction, the side-effects of the withdrawal process should not be attempted on your own. Individuals withdrawing from their cocaine abuse should do so under medical supervision in an inpatient drug and alcohol detox facility. The process of detoxing from cocaine addiction is just the beginning of the process of recovery for cocaine addiction. The cocaine addicted individual should continue their treatment at an outpatient drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation treatment center, such as our Wakefield, MA facility at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center.
The Cocaine Abuse Treatment Program at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center
Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center,offers a Cocaine Abuse Treatment Program based on clinically proven methods to help the individual recover from cocaine addiction. The Cocaine Abuse Treatment Program at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center has several levels of care. It all starts with our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) where those struggling with cocaine abuse will receive a structured, supportive, and compassionate approach from the team at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center. Our PHP Program includes: individual and group therapy, family counseling, medication management, 12 step modalities, relapse prevention methods, health and wellness education, case management services, and more. After completing Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center’s PHP Program the drug or alcohol addicted person would then begin our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The IOP Program at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center supplies the continuation of treatment for drugs and alcohol, while allowing our clients to get back to work and live at home. The IOP Program provides the structure and flexibility for those who struggle to maintain their sobriety to get the treatment they need for their substance abuse, while being able to meet their social obligations. The therapeutic services of the IOP Program at our drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment center provide various modalities of therapy, family counseling, case management, medication management, recovery resources, and an array of other services. Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center now has remote virtual offerings for our PHP Program and IOP Program. Contact Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center today for more information about out Virtual PHP Program and our Virtual IOP Program.
If you believe you have a substance abuse problem the team from Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center will help you recover from your cocaine addiction. The road to recovery can begin with one call.