Cocaine detox doesn’t have to be a hard process. Landmark Recovery is dedicated to making the process as easy as possible for all our patients here at Landmark Recovery of Wisconsin. Live beyond your addictions and dependencies with our treatment and recovery coaching. Let’s succeed together.
Cocaine is an illicit psychostimulant powder drug that’s usually snorted in various settings. An alkaloid powder that comes from the South American coca leaf, it’s processed through a variety of chemical reactions to produce the white powder we know of as cocaine. The current theory about how cocaine developed in the plant was a way to eliminate pests if they tried to eat the leaves or other parts of the plant.
As a stimulant, the drug makes you hyperactive, euphoric, and somewhat paranoid. As a vasoconstrictor, cocaine causes high blood pressure and can trigger seizures or strokes. Most users of coke will go on coke binges when snorting cocaine due to the high amount of tolerance you can build in a short amount of time when using the drug. For this reason, coke becomes increasingly dangerous to use the longer a binge goes on.
Since the 80s and 90s, the use of cocaine has fallen as methamphetamine and ecstasy demand has replaced a lot of the demand for cocaine supply. Crack cocaine is a big part of the modern supply of American coke, as it’s far cheaper but less pure—easier to make and sell on the streets. Crack is named for the sound it makes when heated in a crack pipe. Smoking cocaine in any form is the fastest and most effective way to achieve a euphoric high. Using cocaine and alcohol at the same time can create an even more toxic compound called cocaethylene, which is metabolized in the body instead of benzoylecgonine.
In the state of Wisconsin, 5.54% of those in the 18- to 25-year-old range have done cocaine at least once in the last year. In terms of adults, only 2.19% of those over the age of 17 have done cocaine during the same time period.
Landmark Recovery is proud to offer the best in cocaine detox services to our patients. Outpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization treatment is offered at our facilities, allowing our patients to have multiple treatment paths forward. Medication-assisted treatment is also provided for severe cases of withdrawal to ensure the path to a full and lasting recovery is made easy.
While here, we offer counseling and therapy to treat the root causes of addiction as part of our holistic treatment program. 12-step programs, including AA and NA, are available for patients so they can reinforce their recovery education and build relationships with figures that might help them build accountability and lasting friendships. After you leave our care and supervision, we give graduates access to a nationwide alumni association with as many post-treatment educational opportunities as possible.
To learn more about Landmark Recovery and the treatments we offer, give us a call at 888-448-0302 for information. Live beyond addiction with us. Let’s make your paths straight and help you to live a life of recovery moving forward.
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