Many people underestimate the importance of substance abuse treatment. Substance Abuse treatment and addiction education include a wide range of treatment modalities, from Inpatient Treatment, PHP (Partial Hospitalization), IOP (Intensive Outpatient), Outpatient Treatment to 12-step support groups. Each step is important and vital to one’s recovery. In today’s fast-paced times, with the increasing pressures of life, most people see it as a burden on their lives to enter into a treatment program. What they don’t seem to understand is without taking the time to take a hard look at their life, and being vigilant in their recovery, they could be treading into dangerous territory.
Substance Abuse Treatment is Vital
People will usually unknowingly shortchange themselves and choose to abstain from their drink or drug of choice without working on the core issues that cause them to drink and drug in the first place. What they don’t realize is that recovery from addiction is much more than just abstaining. Addiction starts from within, when you go through a physical detox you are still left with the mental urges and triggers that had kept you using in the first place. Without realizing what those issues are, and taking steps toward fixing them, you will be put in a position where you are left vulnerable to repeating the same mistakes you made in the past. Going to an outpatient facility and support groups will help keep you out of the grips of addiction in early recovery.
You are going to need to arm yourself against the disease of addiction. While you are relaxing at home, your disease is metaphorically in the parking lot doing push-ups, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. Identifying and working on the core, underlying issues that have been fueling your addiction will help prevent you from repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Without undergoing substance abuse treatment you are not learning your relapse triggers, not working through the past, and not learning steps of how to maintain your sobriety. The rare instance we see someone beat their addiction without going to meetings or working on themselves, we are usually left seeing someone who is not clean or sober, but rather “dry” without any lasting emotional sobriety.
Instead of gritting your teeth and white knuckling, you can go through the process with the help of caring therapists and a support group who are able to help you tackle the issues hands-on as opposed to avoiding them. You can only avoid an issue or trigger for so long till it ends up blowing up in your face.
It is important to take care of your issues at-hand instead of letting it go to the wayside. Today is the perfect day to stop and take control of your disease!
Addiction is not easy; no one should have to go through it alone. If you or someone you love is struggling with overcoming addiction, there is a way out! At Recovery Care Partner, we understand the delicate nature of planning an intervention and guiding a loved one toward recovery from active addiction. We offer a free, 30-minute pre-treatment consultation to help you make an informed decision on if our support is appropriate for your circumstances. Beyond that, we offer intervention services, post-treatment support, recovery care monitoring, transition coaching, and sober companions for intensive, discreet, and professional one-on-one support.
Our goal is to help your loved one come to terms with their illness and learn to build stable, sustainable lives while concurrently improving the lives of those directly affected by their disease.Learn More
We are frequently asked this question:
“Does cocaine use cause withdrawal?”
The answer we have to this is slightly complicated. Cocaine withdrawal is unlike heroin, alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal. Cocaine has no visible physical withdrawal symptoms like the latter drugs, which can cause symptoms from vomiting and shaking to full blown grand mal seizures. The user experiences cocaine withdrawal when they cut down or quit taking the drug. This phenomenon is also known as crashing. The symptoms during a crash can range from mild to extreme (severe depression and cravings).
Symptoms Experienced During Cocaine Crash or Withdrawal
A cocaine crash occurs after a cocaine binge or period of long-term heavy cocaine use. The symptoms can last anywhere from as a short as a day to months (for heavy cocaine use).
Primary Cocaine Symptoms Include:
- Suicidal thoughts in extreme cases
- General malaise and disinterest in activities
- Increased appetite
- Vivid and unpleasant dreams
- Slowing of activity
- Cravings for cocaine
- Agitation and restless behavior
Treatment for Cocaine Withdrawal
Since there aren’t really any pronounced physical withdrawal symptoms, there aren’t any medications specifically designed for “cocaine withdrawal”. More often than not, insurance will not cover a detox visit strictly for cocaine as it usually isn’t medically necessary. That doesn’t mean treatment isn’t necessary, the patient just won’t need to detox under medical supervision unless they’ve been using other substance such as alcohol, opiates, or benzodiazepines. Some treatment centers will prescribe Clonidine for issues with blood pressure and agitation, and a non-narcotic medication such as Trazodone to help with sleep. Wellbutrin is also used from time to time for issues with depression, low energy, and cravings.
The real issue among cocaine addicts is the fact that over half of them have a co-occurring mental disorder. Providing the necessary treatment by use of different medications and cognitive behavioral therapy is usually provided in an inpatient or outpatient treatment center.
Just because cocaine doesn’t have any pronounced withdrawals, it doesn’t mean the dangers of cocaine addiction and withdrawal couldn’t be life threatening and/or dangerous. A cocaine overdose could speed the heart up to supraphysiological levels and could lead to heart issues or even worse, a heart attack. Furthermore, the withdrawal could cause depression and in severe cases, suicidal thoughts. Suicidal ideation could become a life threatening issue and would require treatment immediately.
There is a Way Out
If you are or someone you know are struggling with addiction, there is a way out. At Recovery Care Partner, we understand the delicate nature of planning an intervention and guiding a loved one toward recovery from active addiction. We offer a free, 30-minute pre-treatment consultation to help you make an informed decision on if our support is appropriate for your circumstances. Beyond that, we offer intervention services, post-treatment support, recovery care monitoring, transition coaching, and sober companions for intensive, discreet, and professional one-on-one support.
Speak with one of our qualified professionals today at 855-727-2887, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our contact form online.Learn More