Cocaine Addiction Recovery
Serving the Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, & Cape Cod, MA Areas
Cocaine is an addictive white, powdery substance that is snorted, smoked, or injected. Any use of this drug is considered abuse as it is an illegal substance. It is a stimulant that affects the brain by creating high levels of dopamine which is linked with pleasure and reward. Users of cocaine are often talkative, excited, alert, anxious, and overly confident after taking the drug. If cocaine is snorted, the effects are usually short-lived, lasting about 15 to 30 minutes. If the user is smoking or injecting it, the effects last about 5 to 10 minutes. To get the desired effects, cocaine users will keep taking doses.
Using cocaine is dangerous as it can be addictive. Once someone becomes addicted to cocaine, it can be very hard to stop because of the increase in the level of dopamine/reward. It is especially dangerous as it causes strain on the heart. It negatively affects every part of the body and has the risk of severe long-term effects. Cocaine use can cause changes in genetics of brain cells, as well as nerve cells, and proteins, among other permanent effects.
How is Cocaine Addiction Treated?
As mentioned, an addiction to cocaine can be difficult to stop. At Foundations Group Recovery Centers, our addiction rehab center offers assistance to those in the Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, and Cape Cod, MA areas who are experiencing cocaine addiction. We offer inpatient and outpatient recovery options depending on the individual in need. We work with our clients to help them recover from their addictions by addressing their concerns and creating an individualized treatment plan for them as we understand not all patients are dealing with the same addiction. We help our patients identify their addictions and learn what triggers them. From there we help give them the tools and resources needed to avoid these triggers and focus on their health without using cocaine.
If you or a loved one is struggling with cocaine addiction, please reach out to the team at Foundations Group Recovery Centers for more information.