Cocaine Addiction Treatment
The goal of Morningside Recovery’s cocaine addiction treatment is to relieve the suffering that led our clients to compulsively use cocaine. Our philosophy is that there is always hope for a long-term recovery — no matter what the addiction or diagnosis. Our cocaine addiction treatment program features an ongoing, comprehensive assessment of a client’s needs. This process includes evaluating a client to determine whether a dual-diagnosis is appropriate. We also offer ongoing psychiatric and psychological assessment to keep pace with a client’s current status. This type of care helps our team to maintain a dynamic, individualized cocaine treatment and recovery program.
How Does Cocaine Affect The Body?
Once cocaine enters the body, it produces a drastic effect on the nervous system by increasing dopamine levels in brain circuits which regulate pleasure and movement. For regular users, cocaine can cause long-term changes in the brain’s systems. These changes lead to addiction.
What Are The Dangers of Cocaine Addiction?
Cocaine abuse leads to nearly half of all drug related emergency visits in the United States. Nearly 75% of people that try cocaine will become addicted to it.
Negative Effects of Cocaine Abuse
- Constricts blood vessels
- Increases body temperature
- Increases heart rate
- Increases blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal complications
- Heart Attack
- Loss of sense of smell
- Severe Paranoia
- Bowel gangrene
How Does Cocaine Addiction Treatment Work?
Morningside’s therapists rely on Western and Eastern philosophies, incorporating therapy and meditation. Individual and group sessions focus specifically on the needs of the client. These groups are facilitated by clinical psychologists and are intended to allow the recovering addict to focus on emotional management, triggers, and dealing with any lingering consequences of previous behavior. In addition, clients have access to other professionals within the local healing community during treatment.
Unlike other cocaine rehab centers, our treatment program includes educational seminars, as well as individual and group therapy sessions that concentrate on real-life situations clients might encounter after they complete cocaine addiction treatment. Group education and therapy are conducted by experienced therapists, using a curriculum that is research-based. For example, Morningside therapists are experts in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Research suggests that CBT is particularly effective for treating cocaine dependence.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Cocaine Addiction
- CBT has been evaluated in clinical trials and evidence points to the practical nature of CBT’s “thinking tools” as well as its effectiveness with individuals with co-occurring addiction disorders.
- CBT is structured, goal-based, and focused on the immediate problems, which appeals to cocaine abusers who have failed in 12-step rehab programs.
- CBT is a flexible, individualized approach that can be adapted to a wide range of clients who are receiving cocaine addiction treatment.
- CBT is compatible with a range of other treatments the client may receive, such as pharmacotherapy.
- CBT’s broad approach covers the important common tasks of successful substance abuse treatment.
Individualized addiction treatment continues to help clients to stay clean by offering both vocational services and academic counseling. Recovering cocaine users learn to deal with temptations that arise, avoid substance abuse “triggers”, meet their personal goals, and get their life back.