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Cocaine Rehab, Detox & Aftercare

Making the decision to find treatment for cocaine addiction is the first step toward recovery. It’s also the most important step. Once someone admits to struggling with cocaine addiction, the only way to go is forward.

The first step towards recovery is admitting that there is a problem and accepting that change is needed. The next step is finding a treatment that suits you: and that is where we can help. AT ADT Healthcare, we tailor the treatment programme to your individual needs, responsibilities, and desires.

All of our cocaine addiction treatments typically involve detox and therapy at an inpatient facility, where an individual’s chances of a successful recovery are significantly higher. By calling us today, you can receive a free assessment and a detailed treatment plan which takes you one step closer to a cocaine-free life.

Psychological dependence on cocaine is a huge hurdle in recovery but without expert care and guidance, you can expect to overcome your cravings and need to consume cocaine. We offer 24-hour care and medically-assisted detox, as well as a tailored counselling plan and 12 months free aftercare upon your exit.

If you are considering treatment for cocaine addiction, evaluation from one of our substance abuse experts can determine the right type of support for you. This plan is based on a number of aspects including the seriousness of the addiction, the living environment, and pre-existing psychiatric and medical needs.

What is cocaine?

Cocaine is a strong, highly addictive stimulant drug that has been used and abused in the UK for over 100 years. It’s status as the most established and popular – and even desirable – substances of abuse in the country derives from its ability to increase levels of alertness, attention, and energy. It is often referred to as ‘the stimulant’ in many party scenes across the nation.

There are two ways to consume cocaine: the water-insoluble cocaine base and the water-soluble hydrochloride salt (powder.) The drug is created by processing its properties with ammonia or sodium and water and then heating it to produce a smokable, or sniffable substance. It is normally injected or snorted, and the term ‘crack’ refers to the street name given to freebase cocaine which makes a cracking sound when it is smoked

Britain is now referred to as the “cocaine capital” of Europe, with more than 10% of trying the drug at some point in their lives. As a result, we have established a number of high-quality facilities and centres that are currently running throughout the country, offering cocaine addiction treatment to addicts from all walks of life.

Ready to get help?

At ADT, we offer high-quality rehabilitation & detoxification services tailored to your individual needs.

To discover your road to recovery, call us today on 0800 088 66 86.

How is cocaine addictive?

Cocaine has an instant impact on the mind and the body. It arouses the pleasure centres in the brain, which lead on to a surge of chemicals that make us feel good – dopamine. Cocaine also prevents the brain from absorbing the released dopamine, which happens when the chemical is released naturally. The accumulation of the drug and the brain’s chemicals produce the euphoric feeling associated with

So how does cocaine work in the body? Cells in the brain release this neurotransmitter – dopamine -as a response to something pleasurable. Naturally, this can be anything ranging from good food, a massage, or a happy conversation. The brain naturally releases a small burst of dopamine, and our brain cells pick up what they can in the few seconds that follow. Whatever isn’t picked up is recycled by other brain tissues.

Cocaine disrupts this process by augmenting the level of dopamine that’s released. That means cocaine users feel a huge surge of pleasure and euphoria when they take the drug, a bigger one than they might ever feel natural. Everything is enhanced. Cocaine then keeps the dopamine from being ‘recycled’ by other brain tissues, so that this euphoria lasts longer. For some, it can go on and on for a while.

It is crucial to understand that these changes are not natural and normal, and the brain is capable of adjusting to them. That means repeated use of cocaine over time can build immunity, and often the dose needs to be increased to feel the same high.

When they take cocaine, they may not feel anything at all if the dose is the same as when they first started. Over time, these users may not feel any pleasure from the real world at all – the huge euphoria that only cocaine can deliver is the only thing that brings enough pleasure.

Not only does cocaine damage the brain in this way, but it also disrupts all body tissues it comes into contact with. Cocaine can tighten and shrink blood vessels, and over time, these tissues that depend on blood vessels can shrivel and die. Snorting cocaine can also lead to tumours, lesions, and trauma to the mouth, nose, and palette. This sort of damage might need surgical correction.

When someone has taken cocaine, their central nervous system speeds up and this can lead to raised body temperature, rapid heartbeat, sweating, and increased awareness. People who have taken cocaine often feel alert and confident: but its short half-life means that cocaine’s effects do not last long and are commonly followed by a debilitating ‘comedown.’

People who have experienced this claim it is like the flu, with symptoms such as shaking, muscle weakness, tiredness and sweating which occur as the drug wears off.

Am I addicted?

Denial is a common state to live in for those who are addicted to cocaine. Pretending that everything is OK as opposed to facing demons is the reality of addiction and what treatment works towards. Most cocaine users think that by denying or diminishing their problem that it will pass on its own: but this is never the case.

Taking a good look at your substance use will determine whether or not you are addicted. Taking a considerable amount more of drugs than you used to is a sign of developing a tolerance. This can happen with haste with mood-altering substances, especially with a substance with a short half-life like cocaine.

Signs that you are addicted to cocaine and that you need professional help include:

  • You find that you have to take more and more of the drug to feel the desired effect
  • Reducing your dosage of cocaine makes you feel agitated, restless and depressed
  • You are unable to cut down or control how much you take, despite trying to
  • A lot of your time is spent on thinking about and trying to get cocaine
  • You disregard family, friends and work to favour taking cocaine
  • You fully understand the damage you’re doing but stopping is not possible

People assume that all cocaine addicts look and act the same, but this is simply not true. Cocaine addiction affects everyone differently; some can manage to function very well while still dealing with addiction. The ability to get up and go to work and provide an income does not at all mean that you are not addicted.

Addiction means being unable to control your drug use and when you use it. What’s more, addiction is a progressive illness and your high functioning right now is unlikely to continue over time. Things can only get worse if you don’t choose to get better.

Tackling the problem now, with our help, could help prevent you from losing everything you love and cherish.

For those wanting tips on how to approach someone about their cocaine addiction, go to our intervention page where you will find some useful guidance.

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Signs & symptoms of cocaine use

Cocaine sends a high level of dopamine into the brain, causing feelings of intense energy and alertness. This is often obvious and those who know what to look out for can spot the signs.

If you are unaware of the signs and symptoms of cocaine use, we have listed the most common attributes below:

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch, sound, and sight
  • Intense happiness
  • Anger/irritability
  • Paranoia
  • Lack of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Constant sniffing
  • Tetchiness
  • Over-confidence
  • Loss of smell, nosebleeds, runny nose, and trouble swallowing, if you snort it

As an appetite-suppressing drug, cocaine users can also become very thin and don’t feel the need to eat regularly. As people who stay awake and move around for long periods, they can burn a lot of calories.

Cocaine can also cause behavioural changes including an increased need for privacy, and becoming irate or upset at finding people in their rooms or looking in their possessions. They may also get defensive about their whereabouts and their actions.

Knowing when someone needs help

Approaching the topic of addiction is challenging as most cocaine users are unwilling to admit their habits are bad. It can be destroying to see someone heading down a destructive path

Helping someone with an addiction to cocaine can be a challenge as most addicts are not willing to see themselves as such – at least not initially. It can be hard to tell if your suspicions are correct if the person you love is deliberately trying to hide his or her drug use. Nonetheless, there are signs that you can look out for, such as extreme mood swings, paranoia, and over-confidence.

Behavioural signs such as a lack of interest in hobbies or activities that were once enjoyed or becoming increasingly isolated and withdrawn is another sign of cocaine addiction. If you think that someone you care about is a cocaine addict, and they are exhibiting these signs, then you should speak to them about getting help.

Inpatient cocaine rehab

Inpatient treatment constitutes leaving your home and admitting yourself into a rehab centre for the entirety of your cocaine rehab programme. This method is far more effective than outpatient treatment as patients are completely removed from drug-related triggers.

The access to cocaine is eliminated during treatment, as are negatively influential people and habits. Inpatient treatment is essential for those who are acutely addicted to cocaine. For those who have tried to stop taking cocaine but weren’t successful, inpatient treatment is certainly best.

Cocaine use is impulsive and users cannot stop taking it even when they do not wish to. The body builds up a tolerance, meaning a higher dose is needed to satisfy cravings – and this is can lead to serious health problems, physically and psychologically.

Inpatient rehab facilities are highly confidential, and most clinics do not require a GP referral which means medical records, for employment purposes, can be hidden.

Outpatient cocaine rehab

While inpatient treatment has been proven as the most effective way of overcoming cocaine addiction, it is not your sole option. Outpatient treatment programmes for cocaine do exist if a residential programme is unsuitable to your needs and responsibilities.

Outpatient treatment is considered more of a long-term solution to cocaine recovery and takes place on a daycare basis. This means you will not have to live in a centre while being treated. Instead, your recovery will occur by attending regular counselling or therapy sessions – then returning home after each session.

Session length can vary each week and this determines the length of the programme. Some continue for months, but some others can continue for over a year or more.

Outpatient cocaine treatment programmes are generally provided by organisations such as the NHS, charities, and local support groups. But due to these programmes being free, there is a very long waiting list and waiting for a space on one could mean your addiction worsens, or what’s worse, you could suffer from the debilitating side effects.

Waiting for an outpatient programme means you may have to wait for weeks or even months before a first consultation. With private treatment, you could be on the road to recovery within 24 hours of making that call to us.

Why is inpatient rehab the best option?

Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs on the market and deciding to quit it takes a lot of determination and courage. Crack cocaine is even more addictive in its powder form too. Those wanting to rehabilitate themselves cannot afford to underestimate how difficult the recovery process can be. For months, even years for some, you have relied on a substance that your body becomes dependent on both physically and mentally.

Thus, the detoxification and withdrawal – when your body stops receiving cocaine into the system – can have some unpleasant effects. In an inpatient setting, you will be surrounded by people who ultimately understand and can empathise with what you’re going through. They offer only support and guidance, not judgement or ignorance that you might find in the outside world.

The physical challenges of cocaine addiction recovery can be tough, and in an inpatient setting your desire to relapse (take cocaine again to stop unpleasant withdrawal symptoms) will be halted by various methods of relapse prevention, as well as a team of doctors and nurses who can help with these physical sensations. Medical care is available 24/7 should you need any medication or treatment during the detoxification process.

Some withdrawal symptoms you can expect include:

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Sweats
  • Restlessness
  • Seizure
  • Agitation
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Sedation
  • Increased appetite
  • Disturbed sleep

Our inpatient cocaine rehab settings have years of experience dealing with other strong people like you, and we can aid the withdrawal process to ensure a safe recovery from your addiction. Cocaine detox generally takes less than a week but for the first couple of days, the challenges surrounding cocaine detox can be extremely difficult.

Psychological addiction to cocaine is as serious as physical addiction. Most people who have recovered from cocaine use claim that overcoming the psychological addiction to cocaine is the most difficult and challenging aspect of all. Various types of counselling are on offer at our inpatient facilities, to help you work through the psychology behind your cocaine addiction.

We provide individual counselling, group counselling, and family therapy which provides the foundation for psychological healing. Cognitive behavioural therapy is also a highly useful tool which is incorporated into our treatment plans. This is available whenever you need during inpatient treatment, and works to help you overcome bad habits by replacing them with positive and productive habits that will help maintain your lasting sobriety.

How much does cocaine rehab cost?

Cocaine rehab costs vary and several factors influence the price – it is therefore impossible to give a direct quote without an initial consultation to understand the severity of your addiction and what treatment you need.

As mentioned, free cocaine addiction rehabs have a very long waiting list and if you do not want to wait for a programme of treatment to commence, inpatient cocaine rehab provided by a private clinic is your only option. This will inevitably come with a cost.

For an average month-long programme at one of our rehab centres in the UK costs somewhere between £4,000 to £6,000. However, the overall figure will depend on the standards of the clinic, the facility and its amenities, and the level of luxury in the centre.

More complex needs entail a longer treatment programme, which will obviously add to the overall sum. Moreover, registering at one of our top rehabs in the UK, where you can expect a high level of luxury, the cost of treatment will exceptionally increase. Semi-private accommodation will generally reduce the fee.

But you also need to remember that paying more for addiction treatment does not necessarily guarantee a better programme. It is all about what is best for you and your recovery, which is something we can discuss and guide you on during a consultation.

How to find the best centre

Communication with treatment facilities is key once families have seen the signs and chosen to take action. Enrolment is the first step, which means registering at one of our facilities of your choice and discussing a treatment plan with our referral staff.

There are many different programs to choose from – some provide inpatient care, meaning addicts move out from home and into the facility for 24-hour supervision and living at home while working on their substance misuse. Others include outpatient treatment, which means working on our addiction from the comfort of your own home.

This option is generally considered more dangerous and less favourable due to the lack of medical assistance that is provided at an inpatient facility.

Factors to consider when searching for the right cocaine addiction rehab setting include:

  • The risk of relapse
  • If the care level fits your need
  • Is specialised care available
  • The approaches to treatment
  • Special needs/ disability
  • Your budget
  • Location

Inpatient settings are considered best as it removes triggers altogether. Centres allow patients to work on their skills and resistance, in order for them to thrive when their programme has ended. Inpatient facilities provide breathing room for recovery to take place.

Some addicts find that family members and friends provide both support and understanding. They find strength and motivation from their community which surrounds them on an outpatient basis, and the routine of home and work helps keep them on track.

For people like this, moving into a private inpatient setting is too much of a change and it can be too hard to think about. They might benefit more from an outpatient facility, so they can remain connected while they recover.

It’s best to sit down with your loved ones after gathering all the information about which treatment program is right for you. It’s vital for you to seek professional advice from a doctor, and our expert team of staff is just a phone call away to offer you advice and guidance.

Ready to get help?

At ADT, we offer high-quality rehabilitation & detoxification services tailored to your individual needs.

To discover your road to recovery, call us today on 0800 088 66 86.

How is cocaine addiction treated?

An addiction to cocaine is generally treated with a comprehensive plan that starts with detox to addresses the physical aspect of addiction. During cocaine detox, we can administer medications to treat any discomfort produced by the withdrawal symptoms. Psychological interventions such as therapy and counselling are also crucial.

After completing detox, the rehabilitation programme will begin, which aims to prepare you with the skills and resources for you to live a cocaine-free life. During rehab, we will employ various treatments and our care team will create a plan that is tailored to your individual needs. This commonly includes both individual and group therapy sessions to help you cope with the issues that are personally affecting you. Support is key in this stage.

What is the recovery process?

Below we have outlined the general recovery process for cocaine addiction. The first step starts with you. Take control of your own life and choose health, not cocaine. The process to expect entails:

After receiving your first call, we carry out a pre-assessment in which our specialists will discuss with you the nature of your addiction, the severity of the dependence or addiction, the amount of time you have been suffering for, and of course, what your hopes and aims are with regards to seeking assistance in recovery. These assessments are medically-based and our team will ask a series of intimate questions that will be dealt with in confidence, and used as a basis for our advice and treatment guidance.

The next step in the rehabilitation process involves visiting our centres and facilities to gain a first-hand insight into the nature and surroundings of the program. Our team will arrange these times and dates with you after the assessment stage, and you will then be informally invited to the facility of your choice or a number of facilities that we recommend, to help form your decision. You will be given a guided tour of the center and introduced briefly to the various forms of treatment and therapy options. Trained members of staff and specialists will also be on-hand to answer any questions or queries during this time.

After viewing our selection of rehab clinics within the London area, it is vital that you return home to analyse and reflect on your experiences and choices. Once you have formed a loose decision on one center in particular, some important questions to ask yourself are:

  • What will this facility offer me in the long-run?
  • How safe will I feel there?
  • What duration of stay there will benefit me most?
  • Are the treatments offered there suitable for me?
  • How suited is the aftercare program to me and my addiction?

The detoxification process consists of removing all traces of the drug, or alcohol, from the body. In most cases, substances cause chemical imbalances and have serious physical effects, most notably that the body becomes dependent on the drug. When detoxing, the harmful substances the body has been reliant on for so long are removed causing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, our expert staff offer medically assisted detox services which will ensure your safety at all times. Our detox programs also come with the guidance and medical advice of a certified doctor who will oversee the entire process. All of our facilities provide round-the-clock care in case of emergencies and each of our programs will be tailored to individual needs.

Inpatient rehabilitiation is proven to be the most efficient and successful method of recoveirng from substance addiction in London. The rehab stage is ultimately the most crucial element during any recovery journey. Durinng your stay at one of the many rehab facilities we work with in london, you will receive the highest standard of rehabilitation therapy, counselling, support and guidance. This stage involves working through the demons of your past either on a one-to-one basis, in a group session, or during family therapy. The duration of time spent at any of our facilities depends on the intensity and severity of your addiction. For further guideance, call one of our experts today and learn more about what to expect at a rehab center.

This is your recovery and it can only be fully completed if you engage wholly with the program. Our London rehab facilties offer a multitude of therapies, counselling options, leisure facilities and peer support groups to help you engage and grow on your journey. The 12-Step Program is also an integral part of this stage.

If you are looking for addiction rehab facilities in London, the option of aftercare is an absolute necessity. At ADT Healthcare, the journey does not end with us once you leave the center. We strive to give you not only the best boost in your recovery, but every chance at maintaining sobriety and implementing all the positive changes you have made in your life. This is why we offer a FREE aftercare service where you will regularly meet with a specialist to track your progress and recovery. We are also aware that the road to recovery is a bumpy one, and our expert team will always be just a phone call away should you ever need further guidance and support.

Contacting our admissions team today on 0800 088 6686 is the first step towards your recovery in London. We also offer our services nationwide, so if for any reason you believe that leaving London would be beneficial towards your journey, alternative arrangements can be made. Before you call, you will probably want to reflect on your problem and gather your thoughts around issues such as the duration and nature of treatment you seek. Our team of experts who deal with a number of calls every day is dedicated to offering expert advice while remaining friendly, empathic, and professional.

Our general detox page has some useful information on the detoxification process alone.

The role of medication

Medication is commonly used during cocaine rehab if appropriate for your needs. Due to cocaine having such a profound impact on the brain, it has been linked to mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. We can administer medications to realign the imbalance of chemicals in the brain caused by cocaine addiction.

Medications to prevent cocaine relapse are currently being tested by researchers. This includes the use of disulfiram, which is currently used to treat alcoholism. Disulfiram works by blocking the pleasurable impact alcohol has and also by blocking the negative effects experienced with a hangover.

Research reveals that disulfiram is promising in helping addicts reduce their cocaine use. However, it fails to be successful for all patients and researchers are attempting to establish its efficiency as an option to treat cocaine addiction.

Researchers are also testing a cocaine vaccine and if it is proved to be effective in preventing relapse, it could soon be administered to recovering addicts. The vaccine works by encouraging the creation of cocaine-specific antibodies through the stimulus of the immune system and these antibodies can stop cocaine reaching the brain – meaning lessening the risk of relapse in those who are recovering from cocaine addiction.

The role of therapy

Whether your cocaine addiction is treated in an inpatient or outpatient facility, you are going to find your treatment programme entails various therapies to help you battle your addiction. Talking therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-to-one sessions, and group therapy are highly useful to combat cocaine addiction. They provide you with an opportunity to discover more about your addiction, and how your addiction originally developed.

Individual counselling sessions work by you and your therapist working closely to maintain a trusting relationship. They will then help you identify the cause of your addiction in order for you to work on these issues, thus avoiding relapse at a future date.

Importance of aftercare

At ADT Healthcare, we are with you throughout the entire process – our support does not end once you have left the facility. Once you have completed a cocaine addiction treatment plan, and have left the facility, you have access to our supplemental care in the form of further therapy and counselling, and medical support.

Our aftercare plans generally involve attending clinics for scheduled appointments (which will reduce over time as recovery becomes more robust. You will also have access to support group meetings, and we will only ever be a phone call away from guidance from one of our therapists.

Our rehabs provide free aftercare for one year after treatment is completed and we are here if you find that you have relapsed or are in a kind of crisis. It is always wise for our recovering cocaine addicts to take advantage of our aftercare plans – even if they feel urgent help is not needed. This is because aspects like therapy, counselling, and a strong community are essential in maintaining a cocaine-free life.

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At ADT, we offer high-quality rehabilitation & detoxification services tailored to your individual needs.

To discover your road to a cocaine-free life, call us today on 0800 088 66 86.

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