Rehab can be the toughest part of recovery after detox, but Landmark Recovery aims to make your rehab as effective as possible. We’re proud to offer treatment for addiction here in Connecticut. Your story is just beginning, and we’re here to help you start the next journey in life.
Derived from the coca plant in South America, cocaine is usually found in a white powder form. Coca leaves were chewed by the indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia for thousands of years as a salve and productivity drug. The usual amount of cocaine derived from chewing the coca leaf is about 200 milligrams.
In the last century or so, drink companies figured out that it was a desirable additive to their products, and it was sold legally both as an additive and solo as a drug for regular everyday people. By the 1910s, doctors and the public had figured out how addicting it was and that tolerances leading to overdoses and addiction could develop from its regular use. However, by the 1980s, it became the illicit drug of choice for the “cool kids”. Since the 80s, cocaine has fallen out of favor with more choices (cheaper drugs being the motivation for the shift) being available on the black market. Meth has been a big factor in the stabilization of cocaine use since the 90s.
Cocaine has many forms, the white powder form being the most common. Powder cocaine is laid out on a flat surface in lines and snorted via a straw or rolled-up dollar bill. Crack cocaine is a smoked form named for the sound it makes when heated in a crack pipe.
When cocaine is snorted, it gets absorbed in the mucous membranes, stomach, and lungs. Smoked cocaine is rapidly and fully absorbed by the body, with effects being felt almost instantaneously. Cocaine has the possibility of disrupting and harming your cardiovascular system in both the short and long term as a vasoconstrictor. The cardiac effects of cocaine are the biggest reason cocaine kills its users.
When cocaine users take the drug, it usually causes euphoria, paranoia, and hyperactivity. The blood pressure and heart rate will go up and you’ll feel a rush. Cocaine is a drug that rapidly develops tolerance in users, meaning that regular users will have to use more and more to get any effect. The more coke that’s taken, the closer you get to overdosing.
In the state of Connecticut, 6.21% of those in the 18-25 year old age bracket have done cocaine at least once in the past year. While only 2.15% of those over the age of 18 have done cocaine in the past year, it’s still a number too high. This is where Landmark comes in.
Cocaine rehab can be a bit of a system shock, but Landmark Recovery is prepared to make your time with us as effective and smooth as possible. We offer inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization treatment, and medication-assisted treatment for cases when an extra boost is needed to get you over the hill.
At our facilities, we offer 12-step programs like AA and NA to help maximize gains made during cocaine rehab. To ensure our treatment is holistic, we also provide therapy and counseling sessions so we can treat the root causes of drug addiction. Once you graduate from our facility, you’ll get access to an alumni program with a myriad of educational resources.
To learn more about the treatments that Landmark Recovery offers to our patients, give us a call at (860) 485-7361 today. Let’s save some lives, starting with you.
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