Signs, Symptoms & Treatment
Cocaine Abuse Can Destroy Your Life.
An Introduction to CocaineAddiction & How to Get Help
Above It All Treatment Network is here to help those addicted to cocaine in finding the best treatment options to overcome your addiction. We are here to take the stress off you & your loved-ones when it comes to getting help. Learn more about the signs & symptoms of cocaine addiction and how our partner programs can help you or your loved-one in achieving long-term recovery from cocaine addiction.
According to the United States government, cocaine is a substance that comes with a high risk level for abuse and ultimate dependence. This is another way of saying that it is addictive. Cocaine addiction can place a powerful physical and mental hold on the individual, and shaking that grasp can be all but impossible without clinical care. The happy news for those who are struggling with cocaine addiction is that clinical care is readily available, and with it, recovery is attainable. Even a serious cocaine abuse problem doesn’t stop you from enjoying ultimate addiction recovery and freedom.
Above It All Treatment Network provides that freedom to those who struggle with all kinds of substance abuse issues, including addiction to cocaine but also alcohol, meth, opiates and all kinds of prescription and street drugs through our partner facilities. Our partner dual diagnosis facility also helps individuals facing co-occurring mental health disorders. Our mission is to help those battling addiction develop the skills they need to maintain sobriety over the long run. Hope and healing are here for you—but first, it is helpful to understand exactly what you are up against.
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Understanding Cocaine AddictionWhat Exactly is Cocaine Anyway?
Cocaine is a stimulant, and those who ingest it do so in a number of ways. Cocaine can be snorted through the nose, dissolved in water and then injected into the vein, or even injected just under the skin, in a process called “skin popping.” Cocaine can also be ingested by way of a pipe, something that is most common with “crack” cocaine.
Like so many dangerous and addictive drugs, cocaine works on the pleasure centers of the brain, specifically increasing production of dopamine. This leads to a “high” feeling, but before long it grows all but impossible to achieve further highs, or to experience any kind of happiness or peace of mind at all, without the aid of increasingly large doses of cocaine. It rewires the brain, and can create strong physical and mental dependence.
How to Know if Someone is addicted?Signs of Cocaine Addiction
What to Do When Someone is Abusing Cocaine
There are different ways in which you can identify cocaine addiction in a friend or loved one. Because snorting is the most common form of cocaine ingestion, you can be alert to some of the physical effects of taking cocaine through the nose—including:
- Lost sense of smell
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Chronically runny nose
- Difficulty swallowing
More broadly, cocaine can impact individuals in a number of ways. Some common personality changes include restlessness, anxiety, irritability and paranoia. Additionally, cocaine can lead to a number of common health problems—among them:
- Heart problems, including heart attacks
- Respiratory problems/ respiratory failure
- Strokes and other problems of the nervous system
- Problems of the digestive system
- Major infections of the skin
- Major allergic reactions
For those who use cocaine by way of the needle, the possibility of other serious infections is also possible—including HIV. Cocaine use can ultimately be fatal, but there is no one for whom cocaine addiction recovery is not possible with the right clinical intervention and ongoing, supportive care. We seek to offer these things through the partner facilities of Above It All.
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Cocaine Addiction Treatment in California
How to Overcome Cocaine Addiction& Find Quality Treatment in California
Choosing a cocaine treatment center in California can be overwhelming. There are a number of facilities to choose from and it can be a difficult process to find the right treatment program for you or your loved-one. That’s why Above It All Treatment Network does the work for you. Our team of certified advisors are here to guide you to the best cocaine treatment programs in California and beyond!
If you have a loved one who is struggling with cocaine addiction, the first step is to know that it is not your responsibility to “fix” anyone, nor force anyone into treatment. Your job is to offer love, support and encouragement, but also to candidly express your concern. Let your loved one know that you care about them and are ultimately worried about their health. Suggest rehab to them, and let them know you will be there to support them at every step of the way. Remember as you do so that addiction is a mental health disorder, not a choice; it can adversely affect a person’s behavior, but it is important to remember that this is the disease.
Ultimately, your goal should be to help your loved one seek clinical treatment through a center like those we partner with at Above It All Treatment Network, then to provide your ongoing support and encouragement as they continue down their recovery journey. Our interventionists and treatment specialists can assist you in encouraging your loved one to get the help that they need.
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Whether you or a loved one is suffering with a drug or alcohol problem, we can help. Our team of Certified Above All Advisors are available day and night in order to help you get help and recover once and for all. Pick up the phone and call us now.
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Cocaine addiction can take everything from you. From legal issues to relationship problems, cocaine abuse can touch every aspect of your life and wreak havoc. The good news is recovery is possible. Through our extensive network of cocaine treatment programs in California, we are able to give you truly individualized options when it comes to seeking treatment. Not only do we help you in finding the right program, we are going to help you every single step of the way. From planning transportation to assisting in the intake process, to continued check-in’s after you complete treatment, once you reach out, we are here to help for life.
Our mission at Above It All Treatment Network is to provide a pathway to lasting sobriety through our network of facility partners. Our evidence-based approach encourages clients to awaken to their own self-worth, and to seriously commit themselves to self-recovery. Our partners methods have been proven to be effective. We believe that this hope is available for all. If you or someone you know is battling cocaine addiction, we encourage you to contact us today.
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