Watching a loved one struggle with a substance use disorder is not easy. It’s hard to understand why someone uses the drug in the first place. Users claim cocaine gives them energy and confidence that makes them feel they can do anything. Some use it as an appetite suppressant as well. But like any drug, addiction can set in and cause a multitude of lasting side effects, both physically and mentally. Being able to recognize the signs of cocaine abuse will better equip you to help a loved one.
SARC can assist with a cocaine rehab program in San Antonio. Get your questions answered today by calling us at 866-957-7885.
Knowing what to look for will guide you to getting the right help for a loved one. Users do not even realize the extent of their dependence once addiction has set in. In fact, they will do everything possible to convince you that they do not have a problem, including masking signs and symptoms of abuse. Cocaine use brings on seriously powerful effects, both mental and physical.
Three of the most common signs of cocaine addiction include:
Other signs include:
Cocaine stimulates the central nervous system, which causes the feelings of euphoria—or the high—that users chase. These highs and states of heightened awareness are experienced quickly but also do not last long, which is why users keep coming back to the drug. Unfortunately, tolerance builds up with continued use, which means a user needs more of the drug to get the effect they crave.
A critical component of rehab is the detox period, where the drug is completely removed from one’s system. Managing this withdrawal from the drug can be dangerous and should occur under medical supervision. Detoxing on one’s own, at home, is unsafe and not effective. The rate of relapse is extremely high without a medically supervised detox. The addiction to cocaine is a strong one, which makes it even harder to stop using. That’s why a cocaine addiction treatment program is so necessary and beneficial.
San Antonio Recovery Center provides a home-away-from-home experience where the entire person will be treated as part of a cocaine addiction treatment program. Depending on the severity of the addiction, outpatient and inpatient options are available. A fully customized treatment plan is developed, starting with a thorough and detailed assessment when you enroll. Through the support of therapeutic professionals and peers, SARC’s San Antonio facilities provide safety and comfort for all who come through the doors seeking treatment.
The holistic treatment experience includes treating the mind, body, and soul through a variety of programs and services, including gender-specific programs, experiential therapies like yoga, and alumni programming.
Recognizing the signs of addiction so that you can help a loved one help themselves is crucial. When untreated, the addiction takes control of the entire person, including the physical, social, and financial parts. It’s a burden that is hard to get out from under. This is why professional help is necessary. Getting help from an experienced team of therapeutic providers among peers going through similar experiences will serve you well. Treatment programs include a customized treatment plan for each individual person and their unique needs.
To speak with a SARC treatment team member about the signs of cocaine addiction and getting treatment for someone you care about, call today at 866-957-7885 or use our online contact form.
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