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How to Stop Doing Cocaine

by Will Long

July 18, 2023
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Cocaine addiction is a complex issue that touches millions of lives. Over 32,500 Americans died from cocaine and other stimulant overdose deaths, according to the CDC Wonder. Landmark Recovery is deeply committed to helping individuals regain control and live free from drug addiction. This article seeks to offer insights on how to stop doing cocaine, illustrating the vital steps involved in overcoming the addiction and embracing a recovered healthier life.

Understanding Cocaine Addiction

The first step towards overcoming cocaine addiction is understanding the nature of the problem and the risks of using drugs. Cocaine is a potent stimulant that targets the brain’s reward system, inducing a “high” or euphoria and increased energy. However, repeated use leads to a reliance on the drug to feel ‘normal,’ marking the onset of addiction. Recognizing that overcoming addiction is not a matter of willpower is essential. Rather, cocaine addiction is a disease or health condition that needs medical intervention and continual support.

How to Stop Doing Cocaine

Recognize the Problem

Admitting a problem is a vital part of the recovery process. Many individuals fighting cocaine addiction live in denial, slowing recovery. At Landmark Recovery, we help our patients recognize their addiction and the need for help, forming the first step toward a cocaine-free life.

Find Support

Having a support network is critical when overcoming cocaine addiction. This network can include family, friends, healthcare professionals, or a community of individuals who have experienced similar struggles. Landmark Recovery provides a supportive environment where patients can share experiences, learn from others, and find comfort in knowing they are not alone.

Consult a Professional

Cocaine addiction should not be tackled alone. Professional help from addiction specialists can provide the most effective, evidence-based treatment plans. These include medical detox, counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and aftercare planning. At Landmark Recovery, we offer personalized treatment plans designed to address each patient’s unique needs.

The Rehab Process

Medical Detox

Detoxification is the first step in the treatment process. This phase includes the removal of cocaine from the body, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms. Medical professionals handle medical detox at Landmark Recovery to ensure patient safety and comfort.

Therapeutic Intervention

Post-detox, patients move to the therapeutic phase. Therapy, both individual and group sessions, is used to address the mental aspect of cocaine addiction. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, in particular, is effective in teaching patients how to identify and manage triggers that might lead to relapse.

Aftercare Planning

The journey to recovery doesn’t end after treatment. Aftercare planning is important to lasting recovery, giving patients tools to maintain recovery daily. Landmark Recovery designs custom aftercare plans, including ongoing therapy, support group meetings, and relapse prevention methods.

Learn More

Overcoming cocaine addiction is a journey, not a destination. It requires commitment, professional support, and the courage to make significant changes in one’s life. At Landmark Recovery, we believe in the power of recovery and stand ready to guide you or your loved ones on this transformative journey.

If you or someone you know is struggling with cocaine addiction, don’t wait. Reach out to Landmark Recovery today. Our team of addiction professionals is available 24/7 to help you start your journey toward a healthier, drug-free life. Call us now at 888-448-0302 because recovery is not only possible – it’s within your reach.

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About the Author

Will Long

Will Long

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Long has been a writer for Landmark Recovery since 2021. He specializes in research and writing about substance abuse from a scientific and social perspective. Unearthing information from underexplored, far-flung corners of the Internet, Long’s passion is finding emerging trends in substance use and treatment that the public should know about.