You probably started using cocaine because it made you feel happy, powerful, intelligent or energetic. You may snort it, smoke it or take it intravenously by injection. Regardless of how you get cocaine into your body, you can become dangerously dependent on it and may require cocaine addiction rehab.
How Cocaine Works
Cocaine achieves its effect by increasing the amount of a neurotransmitter called dopamine in your brain. This naturally occurring chemical regulates emotions such as euphoria and is responsible for sending out reward cues to the brain. For that reason, your body can become dependent upon and crave these high amounts of dopamine.
More frightening still, this downward spiral of ever-increasing cravings is often very difficult to stop on your own. Attempting to detox yourself or go cold turkey can actually be dangerous. Abruptly ceasing cocaine use can cause a serious crash or comedown that can be both physically and mentally devastating. People who have mental health issues are even more likely to have difficulties since paranoia and suicidal thoughts can be a major part of many people’s withdrawal symptoms. Instead of risking these dangers, you may be better off seeking professional cocaine addiction treatment.
Indications That You Have a Cocaine Problem
Because each person is unique, substance abuse disorders can show themselves in numerous ways. Even so, there are several common signs of addiction that are present for most people. See if you recognize yourself or someone you love in the following list:
- Extremely high level of energy and enthusiasm
- Increased agitation and movement (hyperactivity)
- Lack of restraint or impulsive behavior
- Nosebleeds or other cold-like symptoms
- Involuntary movements such as muscle tics
- Decrease in your ability to focus
- Lack of proper sleep
Over time, cocaine and crack use can cause permanent damage to your heart muscle as well as stroke and even death. If you or someone you love is exhibiting some or all of the above symptoms, cocaine rehab might just save your life.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment on Long Island
Throw out all of your stereotypes of an institutional rehab center, and let us welcome you to the luxurious, home-like setting at The Dunes of East Hampton, Long Island (not far from NYC). Our secluded community will provide you with all of the tools you need to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
You’ll do the challenging work of getting to the root causes of your substance abuse disorder with the individualized attention of our expert staff. There are no cookie-cutter approaches here, no shaming or punishing. Instead, we believe that healing and recovery happen when you receive love and respect in a place where you can challenge yourself.
Our senior clinical advisor, Harvard Medical School associate professor Dr. Howard Shaffer, has developed an evidence-based syndrome model of addiction that we use to help our residents. According to this model, addressing substance abuse disorders of all kinds, including cocaine addiction treatment, ideally involves a blend of various clinical and holistic approaches.
We take the time to get to know you, and only then do we customize the optimal program for you. You can expect it to include several of these elements:
- Clinical therapies including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma therapy and relapse prevention
- Equine-assisted therapy in which you learn to connect in healthy ways with people through interacting with and caring for horses
- Energy medicine therapies including tai chi, yoga, meditation, acupressure, craniosacral therapy and sound vibrational healing
- Experiential group outings to encourage problem-solving and socialization in new environments
Your cocaine addiction treatment can begin today. Learn how you can regain control of your life without having to sacrifice your dignity or your standard of living. Call us today at 877-818-5539 and let the beauty and healing of The Dunes luxury rehab center welcome and surround you.