Few substances are as potent as cocaine or crack cocaine.This is why so many struggle with cocaine abuse. If you or a loved one is struggling, it’s important to get help and effective treatment services from a professional cocaine rehab center immediately. At Landmark Recovery of Oklahoma City, your health and complete physical and mental wellness are our top priorities. We create cocaine rehab programs specially tailored to all stages of recovery, from detox to therapy to maintaining your sobriety long after you leave our facility with intensive outpatient services.
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug produced from the leaves of coca plants grown in South America. 1 People who use cocaine experience increased energy, chattiness, and feelings of euphoria. 2 Cocaine is a short-lasting substance, and in order to sustain the high people who abuse cocaine often do so in a binge and crash manner. This cycle becomes very dangerous, as increasingly higher doses of cocaine are needed to achieve the same effect as before. 3 Cocaine elevates blood pressure and heart rate, and repeated use causes strain to the heart and greatly increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, and death. 4 Regular cocaine use also alters the chemistry of the brain, making it difficult to feel pleasure without the drug. 5 This will lead to increased cocaine abuse that quickly develops into dependency and addiction.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, around 2% of Oklahomans have used cocaine in the past year. 6 Drug and more specifically cocaine abuse is most common among young adults, with almost 6% of Oklahoma residents aged 18 to 25 reporting past-year use. Cocaine use is also prevalent among Oklahoma’s student population. Around 1% of Oklahoma high school students currently use cocaine, 7 and nearly 4% of high schoolers have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime. 8
Cocaine is one of the most frequently used stimulant drugs among Oklahoma’s substance abuse treatment population. In 2019, cocaine addiction was reported in around 2% of all admissions to Oklahoma rehab centers. 9
Getting help for your cocaine addiction can be a lifesaving move. When considering drug treatment programs or Oklahoma City facilities to receive treatment, please choose a cocaine rehab center that understands the complexity of addiction to a substance like cocaine. Landmark Recovery’s cocaine rehab center in Oklahoma City provides science-backed treatment programs featuring a comprehensive combination of detox, behavioral counseling, and intensive outpatient services. Even better, all our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.
Treating cocaine or any drug addiction effectively must begin with detox, a critical part of rehab services that involves flushing out all traces of cocaine from your system. If you have become physically dependent on cocaine, you will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms as the cocaine is removed from the bloodstream. Withdrawal symptoms typically start as early as a few hours after the last dose and often include: 10
Most withdrawal symptoms will taper off within a week, although intense cravings may persist for several months. Some symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can present serious health issues that could even become life-threatening if not properly treated, including severe depression that can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. 10 Due to the potential health risks and intense emotional and physical discomfort that can be experienced during withdrawal, cocaine rehab services for most people should begin with medically supervised detox at a professional treatment center.
At Landmark Recovery of Oklahoma City, you will have the opportunity to detox from cocaine in a safe and secure facility with around-the-clock monitoring by trained medical health professionals. Although there are currently no FDA-approved medications for the treatment of cocaine withdrawal during detox, we may administer a variety of medications to help manage the more uncomfortable symptoms such as intense cravings, anxiety, and insomnia.
Once you finish detoxing and are medically stable you will be ready to transition into a cocaine rehab program. Depending on the severity of your addiction and any unique challenges (such as co-occurring mental health disorders), your treatment may be received through a residential program, partial hospitalization care, or intensive outpatient services. The bedrock of cocaine treatment is individual and group counseling combined with evidence-based behavioral interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency management. 11 These proven counseling and behavioral therapies will explore underlying triggers of cocaine addiction and teach the coping skills and positive thought patterns needed to prevent relapse.
Recovery from cocaine addiction is a life-long process that will continue long after structured treatment ends. We will provide you with a comprehensive discharge plan that includes lifestyle guides, detailed coping strategies, and referrals to aftercare and counseling programs such as sober living homes and support groups. You will also be assigned a personal recovery coach who will provide you with help, guidance, and support and encourage you to stay on track to meet your personal recovery goals.
Are you in the Oklahoma City area and ready to face your cocaine addiction? Please call us at 405-896-8426 to learn more about the cocaine and crack cocaine rehab experience and our state-of-the-art cocaine rehab center. Our admissions specialists will work with you to discover which of our inpatient or outpatient treatment programs will work best for you.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016). Cocaine Research Report: What is Cocaine?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/what-cocaine
2) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016). Cocaine Research Report: How is cocaine used?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/how-cocaine-used
3) Nestler EJ. The neurobiology of cocaine addiction. Science and Practice Perspectives. 2005;3(1):4-10.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18552739/
4) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016). Cocaine Research Report: What are the short-term effects of cocaine use?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/what-are-short-term-effects-cocaine-use
5) Volkow ND, Wang GJ, Fowler JS, et al. Decreased striatal dopaminergic responsiveness in detoxified cocaine-dependent subjects. Nature. 1997;386(6627):830-833.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9126741/
6) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 83-84. Oklahoma.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-2018-nsduh-state-specific-tables
7) Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. (2019). Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey 2018.https://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/documents/State_of_Oklahoma_Profile_Report%20-%202018.pdf
8) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). High School Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — Oklahoma 2019 and United States 2019 Results.https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline/App/Results.aspx?TT=G&OUT=0&SID=HS&QID=QQ&LID=OK&YID=2019&LID2=XX&YID2=2019&COL=T&ROW1=N&ROW2=N&HT=QQ&LCT=LL&FS=S1&FR=R1&FG=G1&FA=A1&FI=I1&FP=P1&FSL=S1&FRL=R1&FGL=G1&FAL=A1&FIL=I1&FPL=P1&PV=&TST=True&C1=OK2019&C2=XX2019&QP=G&DP=1&VA=CI&CS=Y&SYID=&EYID=&SC=DEFAULT&SO=ASC&PF=1
9) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020). Oklahoma TEDS admissions aged 12 years and older, by primary substance use and gender, age at admission, race, and ethnicity: Percent, 2019.https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
10) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131
11) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016). Cocaine Research Report: How is cocaine addiction treated?https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/what-treatments-are-effective-cocaine-abusers