Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction & Treatment

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that is abused because it is such a powerful stimulant. Addiction to cocaine in powder form, or crack, the street name for its solid form, is a serious problem that affects all aspects of one’s life including family, relationships, work, and health. Here at Cornerstone Recovery Center, we have had success with our individualized and customized treatment plans that are developed for each individual. If cocaine is a problem for you or someone you care about, read on and learn about the signs of cocaine addiction and the different treatment options that we have available in warm and sunny South Florida. If you or a loved one needs help for alcohol or drug addiction, please contact our admissions counselor today by contacting us online or calling 1-888-711-0354. All communications with our staff are confidential.

Signs of Cocaine Use and Addiction

If you are concerned that cocaine addiction has become a problem for you or a loved one, you should be able to recognize the signs of drug addiction to help determine if it is time to get help. Cocaine addiction has a physical, emotional, and psychological dependency because the initial feeling from cocaine includes a euphoric sensation, followed by a crash that leaves the user longing for more. Cocaine is a white powder, which can be snorted or made into a liquid and injected and the solid form is known as crack, which can be smoked in a pipe. Here are 8 questions to help you determine if cocaine use has become a problem for you or a loved one.

  1. Is cocaine usage consuming your life? Do you spend most of your time finding, using, and recovering from cocaine?
  2. Do you continue to use drugs even though you realize they are harmful? Cocaine use is very dangerous to your health, if you recognize this, but cannot stop using it, then it is time to seek help.
  3. Have you built up a tolerance? Do you need to take increasingly larger amounts of cocaine to achieve the same high?
  4. Are you suffering from withdrawal symptoms? Irritability, lack of appetite, problems sleeping, and craving more cocaine are all symptoms of withdrawal.
  5. 5. Have you tried to stop using cocaine and cannot? Cocaine addiction is defined as continued use despite realizing the negative effects and trying to stop.
  6. Have you stopped participating in other activities? Are your hobbies, important obligations, and other social activities taking a back seat to cocaine use?
  7. Are you putting yourself in dangerous situations to obtain or use cocaine? Driving while under the influence and searching to buy cocaine or crack in bad neighborhoods should be a sign that this is a problem and you should seek help.
  8. Have you gotten into legal trouble related to using drugs? Legal problems from stealing, driving under the influence, or possession often follow people who are addicted to drugs.

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions or are familiar with these signs of addiction to cocaine or crack, you are in the right place. We understand that dependency can make you feel like you are not in control, but we can help you regain your life back.

The Effects of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction can negatively affect behavior, relationships, and health. Using cocaine and crack is life threatening. However, even short-term use can have serious and permanent adverse effects on health. Some of the health problems from cocaine usage include heart attack, respiratory failure, stroke, digestion problems, skin infections, and allergic reactions. In addition to those, there are health risks associated with sharing needles including Hepatitis C and HIV. Because cocaine addiction takes over so much of a person’s life, it often causes turmoil in relationships, families, and work life. Addiction interferes with work and makes it difficult to keep a job. If your job is gone, so is the income that once supported the drug habit and paid for other expenses. Too often, this tears apart families and other relationships with loved ones. At Cornerstone Recovery Center, we understand that addiction is a family disease and we focus our individualized and customized programs on treating all aspects of cocaine addiction.

When is it Time to Seek Treatment for Cocaine Addiction and Heroin Addiction?

If the signs of cocaine addiction sound familiar, there is hope and help is available for you or your loved one. If you have tried to stop using cocaine but have not been successful, you should contact an addiction recovery center like Cornerstone Recovery Center because we can help. Cornerstone’s family-centered and individualized approach to recovery has been very successful for clients looking to stop using cocaine.
We believe that everyone is different and there is no formula for recovery. That’s why we customize plans for each individual to fit their unique needs and situation. Our staff including our medical director, nurses, behavioral coaches, and therapists all work together to keep you moving towards your goals and be successful in recovering from addiction. You will be able to help customize your treatment plan by choosing from our different programs including SMART Recovery® and traditional 12 step. Every client has access to experienced addiction therapists that provide mental health counseling and treatment for co-occurring disorders and trauma. Our family-centric and holistic approach to recovery has been very successful for clients who are ready to get back to a normal lifestyle without drugs.

Make the Call. . . Get Help for Cocaine or Crack Addiction

Cocaine addiction can have negative effects on a person’s physical as well as mental health, and the effects of drug abuse can wreak havoc on your relationships, job and home life. Do you feel that using cocaine is controlling your life or ruining the life of your loved one? There is hope! Cornerstone Recovery Center provides a safe and comfortable setting for recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Please call 1-888-711-0354 or contact us online to speak with an admissions counselor. All communications with our staff are confidential.