Individuals suffering from a cocaine use disorder account for a significant number of people enrolled in residential addiction treatment programs in the United States. Addiction to powdered cocaine or crack results in approximately 15,000 deaths per year. A stimulant derived from the coca plant, cocaine is highly addictive and readily available for street purchase in many parts of the country.
If you are concerned about your use of cocaine or worried about a loved one, don’t wait to get answers to your questions and look at options for cocaine addiction treatment. Mile High Recovery has an inpatient drug rehab center in Colorado for cocaine use disorders. Call our cocaine rehab center today to learn more about our evidence-based treatments for this serious addiction. Our number is 855.796.2102, or you can simply fill out our online form, and someone will reach out to you.
What is Cocaine Addiction?
Cocaine is derived from a plant but cannot be considered a natural substance. It is a highly addictive stimulant drug. It is a hydrochloride salt typically snorted in powdered form but can also be injected. Crack is formulated by combining cocaine with water and sodium bicarbonate to achieve a solid, rock-like consistency. This form of the drug is typically smoked. Crack is highly concentrated and even more addictive than cocaine; in some cases, people become addicted to it after just one use.
Like other addictive drugs, cocaine interacts with the brain’s reward centers, interfering with the production and release of neurotransmitters that regulate feelings of well-being and pleasure. The brain’s reward center shuts down and becomes dependent on cocaine to feel any pleasure once it has been flooded with massive quantities of dopamine and serotonin. The brain’s physical dependence on cocaine means that you cannot feel any satisfaction or pleasure without the drug.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment in Denver
Numerous therapies are effective for addiction. People with a cocaine use disorder often respond very favorably to cognitive-behavioral therapy and others. Some of the treatment options for cocaine addiction at Mile High Recovery include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – This approach can be used in individual therapy or group therapy and is based on identifying maladaptive thoughts and beliefs that can be shifted to enable recovery. New strategies for coping with negative thoughts, cravings, and triggering situations and people help with relapse prevention.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) – ACT is a mindfulness-based treatment that is very effective in drug rehab. Based on acceptance of what cannot be changed and empowerment to change what can be, this therapy helps clients avoid the pitfall of perfection by living fully in the imperfect now.
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) – A history of trauma is linked to relapse in those with a cocaine use disorder, so therapies that directly address PTSD and other trauma-related mental health challenges are often highly recommended. EMDR allows the brain to access its own healing abilities. It helps clients resolve previously unprocessed traumatic memories stored in the brain, consciously or unconsciously.
Discover Inpatient Drug Rehab in Colorado at Mile High Recovery Center
Mile High Recovery in Denver offers numerous evidence-based therapies, including those listed above, and provides opportunities for proven modalities such as family therapy, 12-step programs, and equine therapy.
The value of residential cocaine rehab at Mile High is based on many factors, such as:
- Safe withdrawal in our medically managed detox program
- The absence of environmental triggers
- Time and space to focus on recovery without distractions
- Wrap-around, 24/7 care, and support
- Healthy living, from nutritious meals to exercise and fresh air
- The presence and support of peers who are on the same path
Don’t wait. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one with cocaine addiction. Our online form is quick and easy, or you can call us at 855.796.2102.