Cocaine, is a highly addictive substance and there are a variety of methods to treat a cocaine addiction. Treatment for cocaine usually begins with a detox, where the user’s body is cleansed of the drug. A cocaine addiction is often successfully treated by entering a drug rehab facility. 12 step programs and crisis hotlines are also available for cocaine users.
A successful recovery often includes treatment that focuses on harmful behaviors, counseling, and support groups.
“The cocaine treatment process addresses all aspects of cocaine addiction, focusing specifically on the mental, emotional and physical components. In order to being the cocaine treatment process, the user must first rid the body of all toxins and chemicals produced by the drug. This first step is called a medical detox. The detox takes place in a controlled environment and should be closely supervised by medical professionals. Although the detoxification process is uncomfortable because the body is still craving more drugs, it is essential and extremely beneficial in the long run. Beginning the cocaine treatment process with a medical detox has proved to be the most effective first step in recovery.
Once the person has gone through the detox process further steps are taken help the user recovery from cocaine addiction. During cocaine treatment it is essential to address the user's physical being and give the person tools to repair the damage that has been done by cocaine abuse. Activities such as walks on beach, meditation and following a daily meal plan are just a few of the ways that the user's body achieves recovery. Most cocaine treatment programs feel that it is important to address the physical aspect of the client before moving onto the emotionally centered pieces of the program.
After the physical aspect of treatment has been addressed, addressing the emotional and mental issues of the user becomes the first priority. There are many ways through which the user is able to come to terms with the destruction and pain that his/her using has caused. Through one-on-one counseling, the addict is able to straighten out mental damage that has been done by cocaine use and it also helps the addict to remember some of the more painful and degrading periods of his/her use. Group counseling is also used as a tool for recovering addicts to share their experiences with each other and also confront each other on issues or problems within the treatment community. Cocaine treatment should be a safe environment where each person feels safe and unthreatened. Family counseling should also be available and this type of counseling helps to mend the ties broken by the destructive nature of cocaine addiction.
Through these programs, groups and continual counseling, the addict begins to gain control of his/her thought process, and slowly the obsession to use cocaine or return to old ways of life will dissipate. Ideally, cocaine treatment should focus primarily on helping the addict change thought patterns that have led to drug abuse and addictive behaviors in the past.