It’s important to find a cocaine rehab center in Las Vegas that offers the right treatment for cocaine addiction. Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas has different inpatient and outpatient programs specially tailored to all stages of recovery, from detox to therapy to aftercare.
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug produced from the leaves of coca plants native to South America. 1 The drug typically takes on the appearance of a white, powdery substance that can be snorted, rubbed on the gums, or dissolved in water and injected into the bloodstream. 2 Cocaine can also be processed into a more concentrated, solid form called crack cocaine that is smoked to provide a shorter but more intense high.
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that provides the user with feelings of euphoria, increased energy, and mental alertness. It also raises blood pressure and heart rate and produces adverse psychological effects such as extreme mood changes, irritability, aggression, anxiety, sensory overload, and paranoia. 3 Significant long-term risks of cocaine abuse include dramatic weight loss and malnourishment, infections, sleeping difficulties, neurological issues (such as memory loss and seizures), heart and lung problems, abdominal pain, and bowel tissue decay. 4
Cocaine physically alters the chemical makeup of the brain’s reward system. Individuals who regularly use cocaine become unable to experience feelings of happiness and excitement in the absence of the drug and undergo withdrawal upon the discontinuation of use. 5 To avoid crashing, many cocaine abusers will binge on the drug, sometimes for several days straight. Repeated cocaine use can quickly spiral into dependence and addiction while also causing you to develop a higher tolerance, meaning that more and more of the drug is needed to feel the same effects as before. This becomes extremely dangerous, as the use of higher doses increases the risk of overdose which can lead to heart attack, stroke, and death.
According to findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2.3% of Nevadans aged 12 or older reported using cocaine in the past year. 6 The rate of cocaine use is highest among residents aged 18 to 25, with nearly 6% of Nevada young adults reporting past-year cocaine use. Cocaine has also become popular among Nevada students, as results from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System indicate that 6% of Nevada high school students have tried cocaine at least once in their lifetime. 7
Cocaine addiction is a major public health and safety issue that impacts thousands of Nevadans throughout the state. Hospital inpatient admissions records show that 2,138 hospitalized patients were treated in Nevada for a cocaine-related primary diagnosis in 2017, representing 6% of all drug-related inpatient admissions in the state. 8 According to hospital emergency room discharge records, there was also 1,926 cocaine-related visits to Nevada emergency departments in the same year.
Cocaine is a frequently used stimulant drug among Nevadans seeking rehab for substance abuse. There were 148 treatment admissions for cocaine addiction last year, representing around 1.3% of all admissions to Nevada drug treatment centers in 2019. 9
Landmark Recovery can help you regain control of your life and begin your cocaine rehab journey. Our Las Vegas cocaine rehab provides the highest quality of addiction treatment and offers a diverse range of science-backed therapeutic techniques combined with expert medical care from physicians, mental health professionals, and addiction specialists. Landmark Recovery’s Las Vegas cocaine rehab programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment to help you achieve long-lasting sobriety.
Everyone entering our cocaine rehab in Las Vegas must first go through detox and remove all traces of cocaine from their bodies before fully engaging in the therapeutic process. During detox, individuals who have developed a dependence on cocaine might experience one or more of the following side effects of cocaine withdrawal: 10
Landmark Recovery’s cocaine detox program can help you get through the detox process safely. Our highly trained clinical specialists will manage the uncomfortable symptoms and potentially dangerous cravings that are associated with cocaine withdrawal. We will also closely monitor you for signs of potential medical complications, including seizures and severe depression that can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. 10 During your detox we may administer certain medications to help ease specific withdrawal symptoms like agitation, anxiety, drowsiness, fatigue, and cravings.
Following stabilization from detox, you will be prepared to enter the therapy stage of our Las Vegas cocaine rehab program. Depending on the length and severity of addiction and any unique needs (such as a co-occurring mental health disorder), your personalized cocaine rehab program may include a combination of residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient services, and paired dual diagnosis treatment that simultaneously addresses addiction and mental illness.
The cornerstone of cocaine rehab is behavioral therapy. During individual and group counseling sessions, you will work with a master’s level therapist to identify the root causes of your addiction and develop new thought patterns and coping skills needed to prevent relapse. Landmark Recovery’s cocaine rehab programs utilize evidence-based behavioral therapies to treat cocaine addiction, including proven therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy. 11
The last phase of cocaine rehab in our Las Vegas facility is aftercare, where you will continue the lifelong process of recovery by building on the treatment you received. We will help you transition out of structured treatment and back into everyday life by providing you with a comprehensive discharge plan (including coping strategies and referrals to private therapists, peer support groups, and sober living homes), access to special alumni programming, and dedicated family counselors. You will also be assigned a personal recovery coach who will continue to offer guidance and support while making sure you stay on track to meet your recovery goals.
Landmark Recovery’s locally based Las Vegas cocaine rehab center can help you overcome cocaine addiction. Please call us today at 725-217-9910 to learn more about our medical detox and cocaine rehab programs in Las Vegas.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/cocaine
2) Drug Enforcement Agency. (2020).https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Cocaine-2020_1.pdf
3) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/what-are-short-term-effects-cocaine-use
4) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/what-are-long-term-effects-cocaine-use
5) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/what-are-some-ways-cocaine-changes-brain
6) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020).https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-2018-nsduh-state-specific-tables
7) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020).https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline/App/Results.aspx?LID=NV
8) Foundation for Nevada Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency. (2018).http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Programs/ClinicalSAPTA/Docs/SAPTA%20Needs%20Assessment%202018%20Final%2011-12-18.pdf
9) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020).https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
10) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015).https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131
11) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/what-treatments-are-effective-cocaine-abusers