Best Cocaine Abuse & Addiction Detox & Treatment Center

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Sierra Tucson offers effective, comprehensive treatment for individuals in need of detox for cocaine addiction.

Understanding Cocaine

Understanding cocaine & long-term effects

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that affects the lives of countless individuals. Known for its intense high, the drug is typically snorted in powder form. But because the high is typically brief, people who abuse cocaine habitually will find themselves requiring more and more of the drug to produce the desired effect. As their cocaine use increases in quantity and/or frequency, they are at risk for developing a substance use disorder that they are unable to control without professional help. Once an individual becomes addicted to cocaine, they will suffer from a myriad of mental and physical health problems, and will be unable to live a healthy, balanced life.

As the health consequences and interpersonal damages from an individual’s cocaine abuse continue to mount, they may find themselves in a downward spiral that they feel unable to manage on their own. When this effect occurs, they may need the support of a residential treatment center to learn the skills and behaviors they need to recover from a life of chemical dependence. Residential treatment centers provide a safe, comfortable environment in which to begin to heal from cocaine abuse, and offer an array of therapeutic modalities to the individuals in their care. However, without first taking the time to rid one’s body and mind of harmful substances, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to fully benefit from treatment.

Withdrawal Process

What happens during cocaine withdrawal

When an individual stops using cocaine abruptly after a history of habitual use, painful and distressing physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms will set in only hours after the last dose. A significant deterrent to seeking treatment for some, these symptoms can include the following:

  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Anxiety / depression
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Disorientation
  • Paranoia
  • Vomiting
  • Restlessness

A failed withdrawal occurs when an individual attempts to stop their cocaine use but resumes abusing the drug in an attempt to stop the onset of withdrawal symptoms. Over time, this cycle will only serve to further exacerbate the addiction and will make it all the more difficult to enter recovery.

Detox Process

Detoxification at 0ur cocaine addiction treatment center

Detoxification, or detox, is a process in which an individual is supervised by medical personnel while harmful substances leave the body. Without the support of a quality detox treatment center, an individual will begin experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to cease cocaine use on their own. These symptoms often serve as a catalyst that prompts a cocaine-dependent person to continue the cycle of substance abuse, even when they truly want to achieve sobriety.

At our premier rehab center, we offer detox services for those addicted to cocaine. Detox services are appropriate for anyone who is preparing to enroll in a treatment center but has so far been unable to achieve sobriety on their own. This includes individuals who have perhaps attempted a withdrawal on their own in the past, or individuals who are worried about the pain of the withdrawal process. Under certain circumstances, the withdrawal process can pose significant health risks, and when this is a concern, supervised detox treatment can ensure one’s safety.

As withdrawal symptoms begin to take hold, the best medical personnel at our treatment center monitor each person to ensure a safe experience. Additionally, some detox centers offer prescription medications to lessen or remove painful withdrawal symptoms, allowing the individuals to progress to the next phase of treatment without having to endure the suffering that is typically associated with cocaine withdrawal.

The best detox centers are run by a variety of mental health professionals and medical staff with specialized training in the needs of those individuals who are suffering from substance use disorders and other co-occurring mental health conditions. Typically, the detox treatment team consists of one or more of the following:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Counselors

Long-Term Benefits of Detox

Long-term benefits of detox for cocaine addiction

During a supervised detox, an individual is provided a safe, comfortable space where they are monitored 24/7 as cocaine and other illicit substances exit the body. Detox treatment centers go to great lengths to ensure a substance-free setting so that individuals in their care can be free from temptation to use harmful substances, thus removing the chance of relapse.

As one prepares to venture down the road of recovery at our treatment center, one cannot make the most of the supports available to them without the clear mind and sound body detox provides. And trying to embark on a withdrawal from cocaine in isolation often results in a relapse that only serves to reinforce one’s addictive behaviors.

As long as substances of abuse are still present in one’s system, they cannot be fully prepared to begin the journey to sobriety. However, supervised detox at a treatment center allows individuals to safely rid their bodies of addictive substances without the painful withdrawal symptoms that will tax their resolve and potentially compromise their safety. In this way, individuals can use detox to set the course for a successful recovery.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a cocaine use disorder, we prompt you to explore the options for treatment at our detox center. Contact us today to learn about our individualized treatment for substance abuse, including our supervised detox services.

The Sierra Tucson experience has changed all our family’s lives. The marriage has strengthened as we both work our programs, individually and together. Thank you for giving us new life!

– Anonymous Client
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • PsychArmor
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval