Cocaine, which is produced from the leaves of the South American coca plant, is the most powerful of all non-synthetic drugs. Whether snorted, injected or smoked as crack, cocaine is among the most highly addictive of all substances. Lab animals will press a bar more than 10,000 times to get a single dose of cocaine. They will choose cocaine in preference to food and water, and would, if allowed, take fatal doses. Does this sound familiar?
Since the purity of cocaine is difficult to determine, overdose is always a possibility. Overdose can lead to seizures, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, kidney failure, convulsions and death.
Despite all the physical, social, and emotional losses associated with cocaine use, the number of users continues to rise. There were approximately 30,000 new users in 1975. By 1985, there were 300,000, and by 2000, there were more than 360,000. If you are one of the many caught up in this epidemic, get help now at one of the many rehab centers for cocaine addiction.
Detox and Rehab Centers for Cocaine Users
Before the real work of rehab can begin, the drug must first be cleared from the user’s body. The length of time this will take varies widely, depending on how much and how frequently the addict used. Withdrawal symptoms can include vomiting, muscle pain, and extreme versions of psychological states such as anxiety, rage and depression. Once the majority of the drug has left the body, the focus will shift to counseling and finding ways to live a drug-free life from then on.
Detox procedures vary with the drug abused, so use our filters to find rehab centers that specialize in cocaine detox. Look under “Programs by Drug” on our home page to find a treatment center that’s right for you.