WHERE COCAINE ADDICTION TREATMENT BEGINS
Although it may have diminished in popularity behind other drugs like heroin and prescription opioids, cocaine addiction is still alive and well in many areas of the United States, including right here in South Florida. Cocaine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant that creates serious, long-term and potentially permanent changes to a users’ brain function. It also poses significant danger to the heart and other major organs. Cocaine detox helps patients rid their bodies of cocaine-related chemicals so they have the energy and mental clarity to pursue the next stages of their treatment. Recovery Unplugged offers compassionate and quality cocaine detox to adult men and women who need help.
THE COCAINE WITHDRAWAL PROCESS
There’s a reason why cocaine is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. It hijacks the brain’s chemistry and inflicts serious and long-term damage on the central nervous system, and very quickly, can lead to serious physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal is one of the primary reasons why cocaine users find it so hard to stop. The process can be, and very often is, more physically and psychologically arduous than users realize, causing them to get caught up in an endless cycle of relapse and subsequent abuse. Depending upon a user’s history and frequency, stopping cocaine abruptly without any type of medical intervention can actually be life-threatening.
Each patient’s cocaine withdrawal symptoms will vary based on how long and how much they’ve been abusing the drugs. Some of the more common cocaine withdrawal symptoms include:
Restlessness and Irritability
Extreme Changes in Disposition
Aggression and Depressed Mood
Fatigue and Lethargy
Moderate to Severe Muscle and Joint Pain
More severe symptoms can include respiratory problems, seizures and even coma. Cocaine detox is not something a user should attempt without help. Recovery Unplugged offers medical detox and withdrawal management at our cocaine detox centers in Lake Worth, Florida and Austin, Texas.
BENEFITS OF MEDICAL COCAINE DETOX
Patients who enter professional cocaine detox have access to expert symptom relief and prompt medical intervention in the event of an emergency. They also have the opportunity to undergo withdrawal in a safe, supportive and compassionate environment; this can make all the difference when enduring the rigors of cocaine withdrawal. The rates of relapse for cocaine addiction are extremely high, most often because recovering users don’t seek professional help. You or your loved one can avoid these setbacks by relying upon a capable and committed cocaine detox expert. This is not a road that you have to walk alone. Help and support are available.
It’s common for casual cocaine users to let denial get the better of them and convince themselves that they can detox from cocaine on their own. Inevitably they wind up succumbing to their withdrawal symptoms and start using again. After enough cycles of relapse, abuse turns to addiction and the problems become much more serious. Cocaine detox becomes necessary the moment a user starts to experience moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms.
THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN COCAINE DETOX AND LONG-TERM RECOVERY
Cocaine is commonly linked to music for all the wrong reasons. We think of the fuel it gives us to party; the songs that celebrate cocaine’s power; etc. The reality is that music can have a whole new association with recovery from this drug. Slower-pace and down-tempo songs can help alleviate some of the paranoia and psychosis experienced during the withdrawal period; listening to our favorite records and writing down our thoughts can be welcome and vital distraction from the pain and sickness we feel when we’re coming down. Recovery Unplugged offers a common thread of music through every element of our treatment experience, whether it’s detox or rehab.
We also highly encourage individuals in recovery to integrate music into their everyday recovery. There are multiple ways to continue to utilize music to put more and more distance between yourself and threat of relapse. Go to shows, listen to records, start writing your own stuff and fully engage with this artform. The relationship between music and cocaine addiction doesn’t have to be the one that has persisted through the years. Let’s work to change the narrative, one person at a time.