The consequences of cocaine abuse severely impact the residents of Indiana, especially in and around the city of Indianapolis. 1 Finding the right treatment for a cocaine addiction is important. Landmark Recovery offers Indianapolis residents a local cocaine treatment option to help you get on the path to success.
Cocaine is a dangerous and powerful stimulant drug extracted from the leaves of the coca plant of South America. It is most recognizable in the forms of a white crystalline powder or as crack cocaine, a more deadly form of freebase cocaine that resembles an off-white or pink colored rock crystal 2 . Both the powdered and crack forms of cocaine are readily available throughout the state of Indiana, although crack cocaine appears to be more predominantly found within urban areas like Indianapolis.
Powder cocaine can be snorted or injected into the veins (after being dissolved in water), while the more potent crack cocaine is heated and smoked, either alone or on marijuana or tobacco, to provide a shorter but more intense high to smokers. Cocaine increases levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in areas of the brain related to the control of movement and reward, producing increased mental alertness, extreme happiness, and increased energy. Use of the drug also elevates blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration and can cause adverse effects that include irritability, paranoia, muscle twitches, raised body temperature, and hypersensitivity to sight and sound. 3 Cocaine is highly addictive and both short- and long-term use can result in serious health issues, including increased risk for overdose leading to seizures and death.
Many Indiana residents are suffering from the effects of cocaine abuse. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 in 47 Hoosiers have used cocaine within the past year.5 Cocaine use is highest among young adults, aged 18 to 25, with 1 in 15 reporting cocaine use in the past year 4 . Around 1 in 35 Indiana college students currently use cocaine, and more than 2 in 3 college students who use cocaine first did so after starting college. 5 Unfortunately, cocaine abuse is not confined to the adult population of the state. The use of cocaine is also prevalent among Indiana teenagers. Around 1% of 12th graders currently use cocaine, 6 and at least 1 in 25 high school students (grades 9-12) in Indiana report taking cocaine at least once in their life 7 .
Cocaine addiction is a major health issue for many people across the country, including here in the Hoosier State. Cocaine is one of the most frequently used stimulants in Indiana’s treatment population and accounts for around 4% of all admissions to substance abuse treatment centers in Indiana 8 .
Cocaine is a very dangerous drug that can cause irreparable damage to the lives of both you and your loved ones. Let us help you face your cocaine addiction and get on the road to wellness and recovery. Landmark Recovery is proud to offer science-backed, evidence-based treatment at our cocaine addiction treatment program in Indianapolis.
If you or someone you know is struggling with cocaine addiction or searching for an inpatient cocaine treatment facility, call us at 317-449-8029 to chat with a recovery specialist. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and get you the information you need to make the best recovery decision for you. Your call is 100% confidential, and we are ready to help you get started whenever you decide that it’s the right time.
Detoxification, or detox, is the first step in recovery from cocaine addiction and involves the clearance of all cocaine from your body. Most people suffering from cocaine addiction experience extremely painful and uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal during detox, often within as little as a few hours of stopping use. Some of the withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced during cocaine detox include: 9
Due to the intense emotional and physical discomfort associated with cocaine withdrawal, we recommend undergoing medically supervised detox at our cocaine treatment center in Indianapolis. In the safe and secure environment of our facility, you will receive top-notch medical care and around-the-clock supervision from trained clinical professionals. During your medical detox you will be closely monitored and treated for signs of severe depression and dysphoria, some of the more dangerous symptoms of cocaine withdrawal that can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. 10
Behavioral therapy is the most effective and proven treatment for cocaine addiction.4 Landmark Recovery offers cocaine addiction treatment therapies that explore the underlying triggers of cocaine addiction and teach positive behaviors to replace unhealthy and negative modes of thinking. Our cocaine treatment programs in Indianapolis often include cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and community-based support groups such as 12-Step programs or similarly structured meetings. We also provide group and family counseling that will help you share and empathize with both peers and loved ones.
While there are currently no medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of cocaine addiction, there are several different prescription medications that we can administer to help offset cocaine withdrawal symptoms. Some of the drugs that may be used to treat symptoms like agitation, anxiety, drowsiness, fatigue, and cravings include:
If you are looking for a local Indianapolis treatment center to help you overcome your cocaine addiction, please call us today at 317-449-8029 to learn more about our medically supervised detox and cocaine treatment programs.
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