Cocaine and amphetamines (such as methamphetamine) are the most frequently abused central nervous system stimulants in the United States.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that in 2014, there were an estimated 1.5 million current (past-month) cocaine users aged 12 or older and that adults aged 18 to 25 years have a higher rate of current cocaine use than any other age group, with 1.4 percent of young adults reporting past-month cocaine use.
As with most addictions, cocaine addiction begins with recreational use. The quick and intense “high” that users experience is followed by a low that leaves the person wanting to use again, so they begin to chase the high. Repeated use leads to addiction. With cocaine addiction, the long-term use can result in symptoms such as irritability, restlessness, panic attacks, and paranoia. In some cases, full-blown psychosis can result in an individual losing touch with reality and be having auditory hallucinations. Cocaine overdose deaths can occur with first-time use, or any time thereafter. When used with other substances, the risk for overdose increases. Fortunately, treatment options are available. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), behavioral treatments for cocaine addiction have proven to be effective in residential settings.
Gulf Breeze Recovery offers holistic treatment for cocaine addiction focused on behavior as well as education, and overall health care.
Coping techniques such as meditation and yoga compliment treatment. Individual therapy sessions allow individuals to focus on the issues that are specific to them and to develop a plan for their recovery that addresses all their treatment needs. Group sessions allow an opportunity to learn from others who are also dealing with addiction issues.
Aftercare is important with cocaine addiction recovery. At Gulf Breeze Recovery, one-on-one continuing education following treatment, as well as groups with their peers (either in person or remotely), help people with cocaine addiction maintain their sobriety when they return home.
Cocaine addiction is difficult to overcome, but it is possible with the advanced programs available at Gulf Breeze Recovery. Our team of medical, clinical and support staff work together to offer the highest quality holistic treatment available anywhere.
Overcoming the fears of treatment and committing to taking that step, can be the best decision you make. If you or a loved one are battling addiction or relapse and looking for a facility that can help make a difference contact us at Gulf Breeze Recovery. Gulf Breeze Recovery is changing the future of addiction treatment with the THRIVE® program focused on overcoming chronic relapse. For more information about our program or to speak with an Addiction's expert call (855) 433-4480 or contact us.
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