At PVRC’s Cocaine Rehab, we think it’s important our clients understand the true nature of the substances that have come to exert such control over them. Coca is one of the oldest, most potent, and most potentially dangerous stimulants of natural origin. Ancient Incas in the Andes chewed coca leaves to get their hearts racing and to speed their breathing, in to counter the effects of living in thin mountain air. Cocaine was first extracted from coca leaves in 1859 by German chemist Albert Niemann. Over time, Cocaine use in society increased and the dangers of the drug gradually became more evident. The word cocaine refers to the drug in a powder form or crystal form. The powder is usually mixed with substances such as corn starch, talcum powder and/or sugar or other drugs such as procaine or amphetamines. Cocaine was originally developed for medicinal use as a painkiller. When used “recreationally”, cocaine is most often sniffed; the powder will get absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. It can also be ingested by rubbing it into the gums. To more rapidly absorb the drug into the body, abusers inject it, often without realizing that this method substantially increases the risk of overdose. Also, inhaling it as smoke or vapor will speed absorption and produce a stronger effect in the user.
Cocaine Rehab for Addiction at PVRC
Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs known to man. Once a person begins taking the drug, it can become very difficult to break free of the addictive grip that grabs hold, both physically and mentally. Physically, cocaine use stimulates key receptors within the brain that will create euphoria. Users can quickly develop a tolerance to the drug over a short period of time. Only higher dosages and more frequent use can bring about the same desired effect. Today, cocaine is a worldwide, multibillion-dollar enterprise. Users encompass all ages, occupations and economic levels, even schoolchildren as young as eight years old. Cocaine use can lead to death from respiratory failure, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage or heart attack. Cocaine users often describe the euphoric feeling as an increasing sense of energy and alertness, extremely elevated mood, or a feeling of supremacy. On the other hand, some people get a very negative effect from cocaine that includes irritability, paranoia, restlessness, and anxiety. Despite its dangers, and the frequent unpleasant effects, cocaine use continues to increase because users find it so difficult to escape from the first steps taken down the long dark road that leads to addiction.
Cocaine Rehab at PVRC
Although there are many types of Cocaine rehab programs available, it is important that the Cocaine addict take the time necessary to properly to figure out all his or her options. There are outpatient programs available, which involve visiting a facility for treatment, sometimes for numerous hours a day, but not staying at the facility for the night. This type of program is recommended for people whose problems with drugs are not that severe, and aren’t affecting their lives in a highly damaging fashion. But for a more typical Cocaine addict, whose drug use has caused tremendous damage in his or her life, an in-patient Cocaine rehab is often the best option. If it’s clear that a long-term stay at a residential treatment facility is the right option, the Cocaine addict must then decide which of the many different facilities out there best suits their needs. Some treatments centers are extremely luxurious, while others are more of a home like setting. Other rehabs feel less like a home, creating more of a hospital or medical clinic-like environment. At PVRC, our facility has been designed to promote a comfortable, healing experience, managed in a soothing atmosphere. We know that if the recovering addict is not comfortable with their environment, the chances of achieving sustainable sobriety are considerably smaller (source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/health/addiction-relapse-cory-monteith/). Our PVRC staff members have many years of experience in the field of treating alcoholism and addiction. Each member of our team is prepared to make a life changing effort to make sure that you will have a relaxed, comfortable, and safe experience while under our care. The recovering Cocaine addict will undergo a treatment program custom-made to their specific needs. A program that, at PVRC, confirms that Cocaine rehab can be effective, if the addict is willing to invest in his or her own recovery.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a Cocaine addiction, please don’t let another day go by without getting help. Contact one of our admissions specialists today at 866-737-4962 to find out if PVRC’s Cocaine rehab is the right program for you.