Addiction Treatment for Cocaine
Crack cocaine is a highly addictive substance that acts as a stimulant. Numerous treatment options are available for treatment of crack cocaine addiction. Medication No FDA-approved medications are available for treating addictions to crack cocaine. For alcohol addiction, Anabuse blocks the effects of alcohol and causes nausea after consuming alcohol. A similar medication for crack cocaine addiction may be effective in treatment. Therapy Attending individual or group therapy sessions are an option available for treating crack cocaine addiction and preventing relapse. A certified substance abuse counselor or a licensed clinical social worker typically offers these services. Narcotics Anonymous Narcotic Anonymous meetings are available in many areas. These meetings provide an outlet for sharing experiences and difficulties associated with substance addiction. These meetings are free and do not provide counseling services. Inpatient Inpatient treatment is available for crack cocaine addiction. These are typically short-term hospital stays that provide a place for detoxing from crack cocaine and constructing a followup plan to prevent relapse. Residential Residential treatment is also available for crack cocaine addiction. These are "group home" facilities that provide services including vocational rehabilitation and instruction on using community resources, and have the ultimate goal of the resident becoming independent in the community.