step in cocaine addiction treatment is
detoxification, which is often
medically supervised. Once the body is ridded of all drugs and alcohol, a comprehensive rehabilitation program that addresses all aspects of addiction
(psychological, biological, social, physiological, occupational, etc.) should
there are no specific pharmacotherapies available for the treatment of cocaine
addiction, some studies have shown that, especially in serious cases,
medications such as amantadine and bromocriptine effectively reduce
cravings, normalize sleep and increase energy.
successful drug rehab plans will incorporate some form of behavioral
therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy and addiction counseling, for example, focus on identifying
the underlying causes of addiction and teaching the addict to identify, avoid and
cope with relapse triggers. Behavioral therapy is an important step toward
long-term cocaine abstinence.
Cocaine Support Groups
support groups, such as Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA),
have proven to benefit treatment and ongoing recovery.
The importance of inpatient
not all cocaine addicts need to enroll in a residential treatment program in
order to successfully recover, inpatient rehabilitation programs can be an
effective choice for individuals with cocaine problems. These programs are able to manage all
aspects of a comprehensive treatment plan, including detoxification,
cognitive-behavioral therapy, addiction counseling, family therapy, pharmacotherapy (when
possible) and relapse prevention. In addition, residential treatment programs
are able to provide patients with professional, 24-hour care in a
safe, calming environment.
general, residential treatment programs also have higher success rates than outpatient
treatment programs, because they take the addict away from the environment and
friends that fueled the drug problem.
Caron’s residential programs
offer a comprehensive range of treatment services that focus on the medical,
psychological, clinical, physical and spiritual aspects of one's recovery.
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