Cocaine Treatment

Two people talking about cocaine addiction treatmentCocaine addiction can be treated. You can recover from it and live a happier and healthier life with those you love around you. An estimated 25,000 Nebraskans use cocaine in any given year. Whether you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to this stimulant, you can find hope and healing at Northpoint Nebraska’s cocaine addiction treatment center.

Northpoint Nebraska supports patients with compassionate care and cocaine addiction rehab. Our Omaha clinic provides compassionate and flexible substance abuse treatment programs, including one created for people struggling with cocaine addiction. To learn more about our inpatient cocaine addiction treatment programs, call 888.351.3834 or contact our team online today for a free assessment.

What Is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant derived from the coca plant. The white powder is smoked, snorted, or injected. In crystallized, highly concentrated form, it’s called crack cocaine. Cocaine increases dopamine levels in the brain and speeds up the nervous system. Dopamine creates feelings of joy, euphoria, and motivation. This rapid increase of dopamine can cause fast-paced, erratic behavior.

Dangers of Cocaine Abuse

The long-term effects of cocaine abuse are often unwanted, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia or psychosis
  • Hallucinations or delusions

There is also a risk of fatal overdose, as cocaine can cause cardiac arrest, stroke, or respiratory failure. Cocaine also increases the risk of heart attacks and seizures.

Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

Signs of cocaine addiction generally include:

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Manic behavior
  • Mental alertness
  • Extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and touch
  • Slows the need for food or sleep
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dilated pupils
  • Restlessness
  • Increased body temperature

Cocaine can cause some people to work faster, pay better attention at work or school, and experience enhanced sexual pleasure. People may engage in more risk-taking behavior while high. Many people also find it hard to focus. Cocaine does not last long in the bloodstream. The short-lived euphoric feelings and mental alertness contribute to the drug’s addictive nature.

What to Expect from Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Northpoint Nebraska offers inpatient treatment programs to address cocaine addiction. Because cocaine is highly addictive, it’s best to detox in a safe place that does not have access to drugs or alcohol. When a person begins to detox, they experience cocaine withdrawal. As cocaine leaves the bloodstream, the brain and body crave more cocaine.

This can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Restless behavior
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • A general feeling of discomfort
  • Increased hunger
  • Vivid nightmares and dreams
  • Lethargy

During withdrawal, it’s very common for people to seek more cocaine or other drugs to lessen symptoms. People may engage in reckless or self-harming behavior. A residential rehab program can help prevent reuse, overdose, and endangerment to oneself or others.

Why Professional Addiction Treatment Is Crucial

At Northpoint Nebraska, we provide a safe, welcoming space for patients to begin detox and recovery. Our Omaha clinic houses 44 residents at a time. Each patient has a private room, 24/7 care, and access to our on-site amenities. We specialize in medically assisted detox and dual diagnosis treatment to help patients understand, manage, and overcome co-occurring mental health concerns and cocaine addiction.

Medical detox is a vital component of the cocaine addiction treatment program at Northpoint Nebraska. It provides the necessary medical supervision to safely manage withdrawal symptoms and prevent any complications, including fatal overdoses. Cocaine withdrawal can be intense, and the cravings can lead individuals back to drug use. However, in a medical detox setting, the patient is in a controlled environment with no access to cocaine or other harmful substances. Medical professionals monitor the patients closely, ensuring their safety and comfort. With medical detox, the patient’s health and well-being are our top priorities, making it a critical first step toward a successful recovery from cocaine addiction.

Get Started on Cocaine Addiction Treatment at Northpoint Nebraska

Don’t let another day go by without the support you need. To learn more about how Northpoint Nebraska can help you and your loved ones overcome cocaine use, call 888.351.3834 today or contact our team online for a free assessment.