Cocaine Addiction Treatment in Pennsylvania

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug and one of the most abused in the world. Cocaine hydrochloric salt, snorted in the form of powder, is used as a stimulant and mood enhancer. Mixed with water, cocaine powder can also be injected. Crack cocaine, which is cocaine powder processed into crystals and typically smoked, is the most addictive form of cocaine today.

Cocaine addiction is one of the most difficult to overcome, only second to heroin. After cocaine is used by an individual, it will circulate throughout their bloodstream and leave a metabolite (residue) in their fatty tissue and bone barrow. This residue causes serious effects such as cravings, anxiety, and depression. Cocaine also increases the dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain, which affect pleasure and movement. Soon enough, the brain associates the drug with good feelings, causing the frequent user to take the drug in response to bad news or depression.

Cocaine is a major problem in the state of Pennsylvania. It’s been estimated that the total number of cocaine users in the state over a given one year period is 244,000. The vast majority of these users, 229,000, are over the age of 18. It’s one of the drugs most commonly cited for drug treatment admissions in Pennsylvania. A survey performed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy found that more than 3,000 patients in the state cited cocaine or crack cocaine as their reason for admitting themselves into addiction treatment in 2010.

There a number of treatment options available for cocaine addiction, but the most effective is a combination of medicine and therapy that treats not only the root cause of the addiction, such as a psychiatric disorder, but also the physical and psychological problems caused by cocaine addiction. Generally, detoxification followed by a 12-step program does not have a high success rate for treating cocaine addiction. Following a medically-supervised detoxification, entering into a long-term cocaine addiction treatment center provides those struggling with cocaine addiction a much higher rate of success.

Cocaine Rehab at A Center for Addiction Recovery

A Center for Addiction Recovery offers cocaine addiction treatment in a 12 acre private facility. Our clinical staff consists of licensed social workers and mental health counselors, including therapists who specialize in cocaine addiction treatment. Our therapists understand the dynamics of cocaine addiction, and when planning a treatment plan for each client they take the client's past experiences into consideration, which may (or may not) include trauma, family and cultural backgrounds, and the client's life-style. Our medical team consists of physicians, psychiatrists and nursing professionals. We have medical personnel on site 24/7 to ensure the safety and comfort of all our patients during and after detox. In addition, each client is given a thorough medical exam and nursing assessment upon admission. Clients follow individualized detox protocols, which are carefully monitored and tailored to address detox symptoms. If a clients' recovery is compounded by mental health issues, we offer a complete psychiatric evaluation and appropriate psychotropic medications, as indicated. After cocaine detox is completed, we offer supportive therapies that promote total wellness, including: medical massage, chiropractic care, yoga and personal training.

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