The Camp’s detox services allow adolescents & adults struggling with cocaine addiction to safely remove the substance from their bodies. Located near Scotts Valley & San Jose, CA, The Camp provides premier substance abuse rehabilitation.
The Importance of Cocaine Detoxification
The importance of cocaine detoxification for effective residential treatment
Cocaine is a potent stimulant that impacts the lives of numerous individuals. Known for the intense high that it elicits, this substance is often snorted via powder form. However, the produced high is often brief, which is why women and men who abuse cocaine habitually will find themselves consuming more and more of the drug in order to achieve the desired effect. As their cocaine use intensifies in quantity and/or frequency, individuals are in jeopardy of developing a substance use disorder that they are no longer able to control without professional help. As soon as an individual is addicted to cocaine, he or she will struggle with a number of psychological and physical health issues, and will be unable to lead a healthy, well-balanced life.
As the health risks and interpersonal damages caused by one’s cocaine abuse continue to increase, he or she might find him or herself in a downward spiral that he or she is not able to handle on his or her own. When this effect occurs, an individual might require the support of a residential cocaine treatment program to obtain the skills and behaviors that he or she needs in order to recover from a life of substance abuse. Residential treatment centers offer a safe and comfortable environment where patients can start to heal from the abuse of cocaine, and supply therapeutic services to those within their care. However, without taking the time to clear one’s body and mind of damaging substances, it can be challenging, if not impossible, to truly benefit from treatment.
The Effects of Withdrawal
The effects of cocaine withdrawal
When an individual ends his or her cocaine use suddenly after consistently abusing it, painful and upsetting physical and mental withdrawal symptoms can occur within hours after the last dose. A severe deterrent to obtaining treatment for some, these symptoms can include:
- Physical aches and pains
A failed withdrawal can occur when an individual attempts to end his or her cocaine use, but continues abusing the drug in an effort to cease the onset of withdrawal symptoms. As time passes, this cycle will only serve to agitate the addiction and will make it all the more challenging to begin recovery.
Benefits of Cocaine Detoxification
Long-term benefits of cocaine detoxification at The Camp Recovery Center, located near Santa Cruz & San Jose, CA
Detoxification, or detox, is a process in which an individual is monitored by medical personnel while harmful substances clear his or her body. Without the support of a quality detox program, an individual will start to experience upsetting withdrawal symptoms when he or she attempts to end cocaine use on his or her own. These symptoms can serve as a trigger that causes an individual to continue his or her substance abuse, even when he or she truly wants to obtain recovery.
Detox services are appropriate for those who are ready to enroll in a treatment program, but have been unable to obtain sobriety on his or her own thus far. This includes those who have attempted an independent withdrawal in the past, or those who are concerned about the pain of the process of withdrawal. Under specific circumstances, the process of withdrawal can lead to significant health risks, and when this is a fear, a monitored detox program can be there to supervise one’s safety.
As withdrawal symptoms start to take over, the program’s medical personnel ensure that each individual will have a safe experience. Additionally, some detox programs supply prescription medications to decrease or eliminate painful withdrawal symptoms, allowing the individuals to move forward with the next phase of treatment without having to go through the suffering that is often connected to cocaine withdrawal.
Detox programs are run by a number of mental health professionals and medical staff who have specialized training in the needs of those who are struggling with substance use disorders. In general, the detox treatment team is made up of one or more of the following:
- Nurse practitioners
During a supervised detox, an individual is supplied with a safe and comfortable space where he or she can be monitored around the clock as cocaine and other substances clear the body. Detox programs go above and beyond to ensure a substance-free environment so that those who are receiving care can be free from temptation to use harmful substances, removing the risk of relapse.
As one prepares to travel the road to recovery, he or she cannot make the most of the supports provided to him or her without the clear mind and sound body that the detox program can supply. Trying to engage in withdrawal from cocaine on one’s own can lead to a relapse that only reinforces one’s addictive behaviors.
As long as substances of abuse are still in one’s system, he or she cannot be fully prepared to start the journey towards sobriety. However, a monitored detox program allows individuals to safely clear their bodies of addictive substances without the painful symptoms of withdrawal that will eat away at their resolve and, in-turn, jeopardize their safety. In this way, individuals can utilize detox to lay the foundation for a successful recovery.
If you or someone you care for is grappling with a cocaine use disorder, we encourage you to look into the treatment options we provide at The Camp. Reach out to us today to learn about our individualized programming for substance abuse, including our detox program.