Wilmington Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with cocaine addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.
The Importance of Cocaine Detox
Developing an addiction to any type of substance can quickly wreak havoc on an individual’s life, and developing an addiction to cocaine is no exception. This powerfully addictive substance can rapidly trap individuals into a habitual cycle of consuming it until it has suddenly become a priority above all else in their lives. And once this pattern of cocaine consumption has begun, it can be exceedingly difficult to overcome for a number of reasons.
The progressive use of cocaine can cause an individual to become tolerant to it. This means that the longer that a person is consuming the substance, the more difficult the effects will become to achieve. This happens as the body becomes accustomed to the presence of cocaine in its system, therefore requiring the individual to consume more of the drug, or to consume it more frequently.
As this use increases, the body essentially starts to become reliant on the substance in order to continue functioning. This is known as chemical dependency. Once a dependency on cocaine has developed, if a person then attempts to stop using the substance, he or she is vulnerable to experiencing a period of withdrawal as his or her body attempts to readjust itself to the way that it functioned prior to the introduction of the substance.
What Happens During Cocaine Withdrawal
Depending on the length of time that a person has been abusing cocaine, in addition to various other factors, the type and severity of withdrawal symptoms that he or she experiences will differ. Examples of possible symptoms that can arise during the period of cocaine withdrawal can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Intense cravings for cocaine
- Weight gain
- Increased appetite
- Vivid, unpleasant dreams
- Psychomotor agitation
- Psychomotor retardation
- Disturbed occupational and/or social functioning
- Dysphoric mood
- Insomnia or hypersomnia
Once the symptoms of withdrawal set it, individuals frequently become desperate to find any means possible to alleviate their discomfort. One way in which many do this is by using cocaine again. In doing so, however, they are further perpetuating the vicious cycle of addiction.
Fortunately, there is a better way in which to manage the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal and be successful in achieving in sobriety.
Why Choose Wilmington Treatment Center for Cocaine Detox
Detoxification, or detox, refers to the process of having substances of abuse physiologically removed from one’s body. When an individual opts to engage in detox in order to begin the process of overcoming a cocaine addiction, the symptoms of withdrawal can be reduced, or eliminated completely, working to jumpstart his or her recovery journey.
At Wilmington Treatment Center, we recognize how troubling it can be to face the prospect of withdrawing from cocaine. Our medically monitored detox protocols provide individuals with access to highly experienced and trained professionals who are well-versed in helping guide individuals through detox while ensuring their safety and helping them remain as comfortable as possible.
The nursing staff at our detox center tend to individuals around-the-clock, and certain medications are available that can be administered on an as-needed basis in order to enhance comfort.
As part of our dedication to offering the most up-to-date, clinically excellent care, at Wilmington Treatment Center, we are pleased to be able to provide patients with the opportunity to engage in an auricular acupuncture program that is endorsed by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association and the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. Using small electric microcurrents, auricular acupuncture elicits relief from the symptoms of withdrawal as quickly as an individual’s body will allow.
As individuals progress through detox, their mental and physical stability will increase, providing them with the ability to participate in a variety of therapeutic offerings, including support groups and recreational activities like art therapy, yoga, and music therapy.
Long-Term Benefits of Cocaine Detoxification
The benefits of engaging in detox for an addiction to cocaine can be monumental. Examples of such benefits are listed in the following:
- When participating in detox, individuals do not have access to cocaine, therefore preventing them from reentering the cycle of substance abuse when withdrawal symptoms kick in.
- While in detox, individuals are monitored by trained professionals who are devoted to ensuring that they remain safe during the process.
- The discomfort that is elicited by the withdrawal process can be significantly reduced.
- Mental health professionals are available within a detoxification program to provide ongoing encouragement and support.
- By receiving detox services as a preliminary step in one’s treatment plan, individuals can achieve the clarity of mind necessary for fully benefiting from therapeutic interventions.
- The risk of overdosing on cocaine can be eliminated.
- The detriments that further cocaine use could have on a person’s mind or body can be prevented.
If you are struggling with an addiction to cocaine, please do not hesitate to contact Wilmington Treatment Center today. Our staff of professionals is ready and willing to help guide you as you make the life-changing decision to put an end to your addiction once and for all.