Cocaine is a stimulant that produces feelings of euphoria. It typically comes in the form of a white powder. However, cocaine can be manufactured synthetically in a crystal or liquid form. Cocaine can be injected, snorted, or smoked.
Cocaine is a popular drug of choice for staying awake to party or work and curb your appetite to stay “bikini ready”; all of which can quickly lead to an addiction, devastating life consequences, and eventually the need for cocaine detox.
Detox of Delray is a cocaine detox center that provides safe, medically monitored detoxification from cocaine and crack cocaine. Our detox facility is equipped to help addicts safely and comfortable detox from cocaine.
Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction
Like other drugs, simply taking cocaine a few times may result in an addiction while for some, taking it for a prolonged period may never result in addiction. Look for the signs of cocaine addiction and abuse:
- Constant nosebleeds and scabs in the inner nose wall. Constant running nose and blocked nose are signs of cocaine abuse.
- Social isolation, depression and suicidal thoughts. Cocaine will severely deplete dopamine reserves causing sudden and long-lasting bouts of depression.
- Financial difficulties caused by the drugs high price and short half-life. The effects wear of quickly, resulting in a need for more no matter the cost.
- Sudden weight loss.
Detox of Delray approaches each case on an individual basis, allowing us to maximize the effectiveness of our cocaine detox center practices.
Cocaine Detox Timeline
Cocaine withdrawal happens very quickly after last dose, which is why cocaine binges are so common. In fact, cocaine withdrawal can begin within half an hour or the last dose and acute cocaine withdrawal symptoms can last for months.
A heavy cocaine user or addict will feel the affects beginning one week after last dose.
It will usually take up to 90 days before all withdrawal symptoms have disappeared.
Symptoms of Cocaine Withdrawal
Addiction takes over a person’s will power and rational thought. Addiction is physical, emotional, and psychological. As tolerance builds with addiction, the body signals its need for more with uncomfortable and painful withdrawal symptoms. When the need is not being met, the body experiences a crash, including lack of energy, increased anxiety, and intense physiological breakdown.
The addict in withdrawal is likely to experience:
- Increased cravings
- Increased sweating and pulse changes
- Suicidal thoughts
- Psychotic breaks
The brain feels a rush of dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter that creates a false sense of euphoria, alertness, and energy. The rush of dopamine causes the brain to become addicted to the pleasurable feelings it is experiencing. Over time, the brain requires increased amounts of cocaine to achieve the same exciting rush, thus leading to a cocaine dependency.
Cocaine is dangerous on its own, but most often it is cut with other drugs and chemicals that destroy brain matter and internal organs. A study from John Hopkins University concluded that high doses of cocaine causes brain cells to kill themselves.
Cocaine Detoxification Treatment
It is critical to the health of an addict to undergo a medical cocaine detox to ensure a safe, healthy, and comfortable detoxification and elimination of drugs from the body. Detox of Delray offers a medically supervised cocaine detox to stabilize the addict physically, emotionally, and mentally.
The experienced physicians at Detox of Delray identify underlying causes of the individual’s addiction, then design a detox plan that will be most successful for the individual. Detox of Delray offers 24/7 admission, assistance, and supervision. Call 1-800-598-3386 now to free yourself from your addiction.