Finding the right treatment for cocaine addiction is important, and even life-changing. Landmark Recovery of Denver can help you in your journey to lifelong sobriety. We’re proud to offer the best cocaine addiction treatment in Aurora, Colorado, and the surrounding area. Our caring staff at Landmark Recovery wants to save as many lives as possible in the next century, starting with you.
Cocaine is an addictive and stimulating drug made from the leaves of the coca plant. It can be used as a fine, white, crystal powder or in a crystal form known as crack cocaine.1
Smoking or injecting cocaine results in a “high” as the drug causes a build-up of dopamine in nerve cells, which then floods into the brain’s reward circuit. However, the effects do not last long. An individual will experience a “crash” of mental and physical exhaustion and even depression.2 Individuals also quickly build a tolerance to cocaine, which often means they must repeatedly take more of the drug – or binge – to achieve the same high.3
Because using cocaine causes a buildup of dopamine in the body’s limbic system, it creates powerful feelings of pleasure that make an individual want to repeat the experience. The limbic system also stores memories, which means memories of using cocaine are intensified and emotional for the individual using the drug.4 These are several of the reasons why it is so difficult to overcome a cocaine addiction even if an individual wants to be sober for their health, relationships, or professional life.
Landmark Recovery offers a full continuum of care for our patients. Because of its highly addictive nature, cocaine requires professional treatment for the best chance of recovery and sobriety. This is why we start with detox.
During detox, our team will provide medication assistance to safely manage the side effects as your body goes through withdrawal. The most common cocaine withdrawal symptoms are anxiety, depression, and cravings, all of which begin within hours of stopping use and can continue for weeks.5 At Landmark, we provide around-the-clock care and administer necessary prescriptions like buprenorphine to curb these symptoms and keep you comfortable.
Once you have completed detox, our healthcare staff will transition treatment to tackling the underlying causes that led to your addiction. Regardless of your treatment plan with us – residential, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient – you will receive one-on-one and group therapy to learn life tools that will help you recover and stay sober. Behavioral therapy, specifically, is a cornerstone of our cocaine addiction treatment.
Post-discharge, all of our patients receive follow-up support from our staff along with a detailed action plan designed to help you stay well for life. The relationships you will build with our staff during treatment are intended to outlast the program, with the sole purpose of serving you on your journey of sobriety as long as necessary.
Convinced we are the right rehab center for you? If you’re interested in learning more about what Landmark offers for cocaine treatment, give us a call at (720) 702-9994 today. We offer the highest quality of care, and our therapeutic approach will teach you how to navigate the world sober.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse (2021). Cocaine.https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/cocaine
2) DEA (2021). Cocaine.https://www.dea.gov/factsheets/cocaine
3) DEA (2020). Drug Fact Sheet: Cocaine.https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Cocaine-2020_1.pdf
4) National Center for Biotechnology Information (2005). The Neurobiology of Cocaine Addiction.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2851032/
5) Addiction Center (2019). What causes cocaine withdrawal?https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/cocaine/withdrawal-detox/