Cocaine is an illegal stimulant that comes in the form of a white powder. People abuse cocaine by snorting it or mixing it with water so it can be injected. It can also be formed into small rocks (crack rocks) that many individuals smoke. It doesn’t matter how cocaine is abused – it is a dangerous substance that can lead to numerous negative effects such as heart attack, stroke, and even death. While the effects of cocaine taken alone are hazardous, the substance is particularly dangerous when used with alcohol and other drugs.
Cocaine causes you to feel as though you’ve been sped up. When first taking the drug you may feel full of vigor, joyful, and enthusiastic. After using the drug for a period of time however, your mood and personality can change. You may feel angry and irritated or anxious and paranoid. You might exercise poor judgment or make decisions that put you in hazardous situations. After the cocaine “rush” wears off, you may come down suddenly feeling as if you’ve collapsed, becoming fatigued and depressed unless you use more of the drug. You will also likely experience physical and psychological cravings. After people experience this, most will begin to use more cocaine before the former dose wears off to avoid these withdrawal effects. This is likely to result in addiction and tolerance, a potentially dangerous condition consisting of the need to use more of the drug to obtain the same effects initially experienced.
At Delta, we understand how hard it is to leave coke behind and we are aware of the difficulty in remaining drug free. This is why we don’t just focus on helping you get off the drug during rehab – we treat all of you. We provide you with many coping mechanisms to use to remain drug free. Relapse prevention and continuity of care are the two primary objectives that must be used for successful rehab.
Why You Should Seek Inpatient Treatment for Cocaine Addiction at Delta
Cocaine abuse and addiction wreaks havoc on every aspect of a person’s life – including their views, behaviors, interactions, and the ability to understand the world. Coke abuse leads to a serious disruption in the person’s life and may progress to a point that their ability to function is limited.
When you first use cocaine, it may be a choice. Over time and with continued use, the substance can cause long-term changes in the brain’s reward system. When attempting to cut down, an individual may experience sudden depression and other withdrawal effects. Feeling unable to tolerate these symptoms, the individual feels forced into taking more cocaine. Thus, this behavior, which may have begun as a choice, is now out of your control. Coke controls you instead. This is one of the reasons that it is incredibly difficult to stop using coke without help and support. Delta’s skilled and compassionate staff can provide the support you need to begin your recovery so you can move towards a life that is filled with satisfaction and happiness. Most importantly, we can help you start to regain control over your world.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Delta we strive to be a beacon of light for the community. Our unique integration of medical care, behavioral health, psychological services, and substance abuse treatment provides the resources to enable us to care for all of your needs. We care for you as a person and are concerned with your well-being and quality of life. We are dedicated to providing our community with continuity of care consisting of a number of levels of treatments and intervention. Whether you need information, outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient options, or inpatient care we have a program to help you overcome your difficulties.
Treatment for Cocaine Abuse at Delta
At Delta, we take pride in our ability to offer the most comprehensive services for substance abuse disorders in the Memphis and greater West Tennessee area. Our team of well-trained medical and behavioral health professionals helps you fight your substance abuse problems while in our program, and provide you the weapons to continue the fight after you’ve left us. Specific treatment options that may be recommended include:
Detoxification clinic – This program is designed to provide the most humane detox services for those who are either currently in active withdrawal or at risk for experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
Medication evaluation and management – We may recommend medications to help you during detox or to help with longer term symptoms. We constantly monitor your response to any medications and adjust as needed. Given the serious effects cocaine can have on the body, we also conduct a physical exam, and if any medical conditions are discovered, our medical staff will manage these.
Family therapy – We know how importance healthy relationships are in the recovery process. Yet sometimes problems develop within family systems related to your substance use. We strongly encourage family and friends to take part in your recovery, and we help to restore damaged relationships and educate them about your illness, treatment, and next steps. We also help to establish strategies to help all members to support each other.
Group therapy – The main treatment approach we use at Delta is group based. We use psychoeducational groups to provide education on topics of shared interest and teach skills that will allow you to better deal with stress once you are home. We also provide process groups that allow you to process your difficulties and share your treatment progress with others who have similar problems.
Individual therapy – Our treatment professionals are available to provide problem-focused individual therapy should you experience something between groups that is particularly distressing or if you want to discuss a problem outside of group.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – We use CBT techniques in our various treatment modalities to provide you with the ability to control your thoughts in such a way as to positively influence your feelings and actions.
Dual diagnosis – We have a special program that uses these interventions to help people who may be experiencing a psychiatric disorder in combination with a substance abuse condition.
Additional services may be available including:
- Daily therapeutic activities
- Nutrition and wellness counseling
- Recreational therapy
- Spiritual guidance
Continuity of Care – What Comes Next?
At Delta, our staff knows that when the time for you to leave approaches, you may feel anxious about your ability to remain sober. To that end, we’ve created two intensive outpatient programs to help you continue your progress. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) has a similar structure to our inpatient program but at a lower level of care, meeting Monday through Friday for a 20 hours a week. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides services you’ll find familiar from your participation in our inpatient program. Our IOP meets three days a week for a total of 12 hours weekly.