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Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant derived from the leaves of a South American plant. It is usually snorted and produces a high that comes on somewhat slowly but lasts for 15 to 30 minutes. Crack is a smokable form of cocaine. It produces an instant and intense high that lasts for 5 to 10 minutes.
Most people who seek treatment for cocaine addiction have used crack before or are regular users. Unlike opioid and alcohol addiction, there are currently no approved medications in the U.S. to treat cocaine/crack addiction. But non-medication therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 12-step, and others, can be effective treatments.
If you or a loved one is struggling with cocaine or crack addiction, recovery is possible with the right help.
Signs of Crack/Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine and crack abuse cause both physical and behavioral signs. Users typically have dilated pupils and may be excitable, talkative, and unusually confident. Cocaine use often causes a runny nose, and users may have nosebleeds. You may also notice burn marks on their hands or mouth and poor personal hygiene.
People who use cocaine and crack are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, and they may lie or steal to get money for drugs. They have mood swings, isolate themselves socially, or lose interest in things they once enjoyed.
Over time cocaine or crack addiction can become all-consuming, causing a person to lose everything.
Dangers of Cocaine/Crack Overdose
Cocaine constricts the blood vessels and increases a person’s body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, which can be dangerous. Using a large amount of cocaine can produce an intense high, but it can also lead to erratic and even violent behavior.
While a minor cocaine overdose may cause lightheadedness, agitation, and sweating for a short period, a severe overdose can cause hallucination and seizures. It can also cause heart attack or stroke, which can be fatal.
Cocaine and crack use can change the way a person’s brain works over time. Most people who are addicted to cocaine or crack will need professional help to quit.
Orange County Addiction Treatment at Adelante Recovery Center
Adelante Recovery Center offers comprehensive addiction treatment for people struggling with cocaine and crack addiction. We provide detox services, residential inpatient programs, and intensive outpatient programs at our Southern California treatment centers. Cocaine withdrawals can be intense, but our experienced staff does everything to keep clients comfortable through the process.
Our staff includes a trained medical doctor and certified addiction counselor who use the latest, evidence-based treatments and therapeutic approaches. We are licensed and certified to treat clients with co-occurring mental health conditions (dual diagnosis), including bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, and ADD/ADHD.
Our team takes a whole-person approach to treatment. We recognize that every person has their own physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and we strive to meet them.
Individual and group therapies are foundational to our cocaine and crack addiction recovery programs, but we allow plenty of time for restorative activities like yoga, hiking, beach walks and paddle boarding, and more.
Our Orange County drug and alcohol rehab features luxury amenities in tranquil settings where clients can focus on getting well. Our centers are easily accessible to clients who live in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Recovery is possible at Adelante. Don’t wait—contact us today for crack cocaine addiction help.