Cocaine Addiction and Treatment
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It produces short-term euphoria, energy, and talkativeness in addition to potentially dangerous physical effects like raising heart rate and blood pressure.
Some effects of cocaine depend on the method of taking it. Regular snorting of cocaine, for example, can lead to loss of the sense of smell, nosebleeds, problems with swallowing, hoarseness, and a chronically runny nose. Ingesting cocaine by the mouth can cause severe bowel gangrene as a result of reduced blood flow. Injecting cocaine can bring about severe allergic reactions and increased risk for contracting HIV, hepatitis C, and other blood-borne diseases.
Binge-patterned cocaine use may lead to irritability, restlessness, and anxiety. Cocaine abusers can also experience severe paranoia—a temporary state of full-blown paranoid psychosis—in which they lose touch with reality and experience auditory hallucinations. Cocaine is more dangerous when combined with other drugs or alcohol (poly-drug use). For example, the combination of cocaine and heroin (known as a “speedball”) carries a particularly high risk of fatal overdose. Our team is highly experienced in dealing with crack cocaine addiction and has a number of practices to help clients overcome this addiction. Principles Recovery Center is firm in our belief that every individuals treatment plan is different which is why we encourage you to reach out and learn how we can help you today!
Additional Rehabilitation Programs Offered
At Principles Recovery Center in Davie, FL we treat the above substances as well as numerous others ranging from Flakka, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, MDMA, Methamphetamine, Steroids, and many others for the PHP and IOP levels of care. For any questions please call in and we will be happy to discuss your situation as we understand each one is different. If for any reason we are unable to provide services we offer numerous trusted referrals for drug rehab in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach as well as across the country in states such as New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and many more.