Cocaine affects the neurotransmitters in the brain, releasing high levels of dopamine, and that’s why it’s so addictive. Whenever cocaine is used, the brain and the body desire more of it. Dopamine is a brain chemical that influences moods, especially by controlling pleasure. An excess buildup of dopamine causes intense feelings of energy and alertness.
In 2011, cocaine was the cause of roughly 40% of 1.3 million trips to the emergency room for drug abuse-related injuries and overdoses. Between 2001 and 2014, cocaine overdose accounted for 4,000 to 7,000 deaths, with the rate of death from overdose now increasing yearly.
Although cocaine withdrawal may not be as physically intense as some other drugs, it comes with its own challenges. If you or someone you love is abusing cocaine, Ethan Crossing of Cleveland is here to help. Our cocaine detox center can help you or your loved ones overcome cocaine addiction. We believe that sustainable sobriety is possible. Contact us through our secure online form or call us at 855.967.2436 to learn more.
Typical Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal from certain substances such as alcohol and benzodiazepines can provoke severe physical symptoms. However, cocaine withdrawal invites mostly psychological symptoms. Although withdrawal from cocaine is not usually a life-threatening process, some troubles may arise at times. Some of the most common cocaine withdrawal include:
- Slowed activity or fatigue
- Slowed thinking
- Inability to concentrate
- Depression or anxiety
- Suicidal inclinations
- Increased cravings for cocaine
The Cocaine Withdrawal Timeline
Cocaine withdrawal may last for five to seven days or up to 10 weeks, depending on how long it’s used as well as the quantity. If a person has persistent withdrawal symptoms or other significant physical or mental health issues, medical detox is recommended to promote safety throughout the withdrawal process.
However, detox alone is not sufficient to help those with a substance use disorder maintain long-term abstinence. Therefore, detox should be followed by an effective substance use disorder treatment program.
What Will I Benefit from the Medical Detox Program at Ethan Crossing of Cleveland?
It’s important to know what you’ll get from a medical detox program before joining one. Our medical detox program at Ethan Crossing of Cleveland is more than just a medical detox program. We offer a wide range of treatment programs that include but aren’t limited to:
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization treatment program
- Intensive outpatient treatment program
- Outpatient treatment program
We offer a wide range of therapies to help our guests work through the underlying causes of addiction like past trauma or mental health issues. A few of these therapies include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
One or more of the above options can help you succeed in your recovery. In addition, we strive to involve your family in your treatment plan so you can work together to achieve success in your treatment. You will also enjoy kind and compassionate support during the withdrawal period so that you can comfortably recover.
Contact Ethan Crossing of Cleveland Today for Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Detox is the first step in an addiction treatment journey, and a medical detox provider like Ethan Crossing of Cleveland is a necessary part of that journey. We are here to support you in making positive changes in your daily life. We want to help you find success in your addiction treatment, and that starts with a safe and successful withdrawal.
We promote long-term recovery through our full continuum of care from detox to aftercare. At Ethan Crossing of Cleveland, we are passionate about inspiring hope, restoring peace of mind, and healing lives. Contact us through our secure online form or call us at 855.967.2436 to book a tour today.