If you know anything about the 1970’s, you know cocaine was extremely popular and widely abused at that time. So, when the Motion Picture & Television Fund created a treatment facility specifically to help people in the entertainment industry with substance abuse, it wasn’t long before cocaine addiction treatment was part of the menu.
Cocaine is a stimulant, so it’s not like treating alcohol or an opioid addiction. In fact, back in the 70’s there really was no “treatment” per se. People just went to a treatment facility and basically white knuckled their way through the cravings until they could break free of them. Too often they then went back to their regular lives and quickly relapsed.
We know now that those cravings can be triggered by situations, or memories, or people, or a number of things, and once they are it is extremely hard to resist them. The brain’s survival mode kicks into gear and it’s essentially a no-win situation without the proper tools.
Plan Your Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
But today treatment for cocaine addiction is quite different, thanks to a lot of scientific research and the development of many psychological methodologies and therapies. For example, rather than white knuckling we now do withdrawal management guided by our medical doctor who can prescribe medications to make the process far more comfortable. For example, a mild sedative can help with anxiety and restlessness often experience in cocaine withdrawal.
Also, sleeplessness is a common issue with cocaine withdrawal and our medical doctor can prescribe something to help with that. It is imperative that, these days, a doctor help oversee withdrawal from the abuse of any drug. Following withdrawal we begin the actual therapy, using the psychological tools that have been developed over the years, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). These all help with the psychological issues attached to addiction.
Get Clean from Cocaine, Stay Clean from Addiction
There are other parts of our cocaine addiction treatment program that are designed to help you understand how you became addicted and what happens to your brain when you encounter “triggers” that can lead to relapse. We’ll give you the tools to use to be able to avoid those triggers and not react adversely to the ones you can’t avoid.
We place great emphasis on what happens to you when you move on from Recovery Guild either back home or to a sober living situation. Either way, you must be prepared for what you’ll encounter in order to maintain your recovery. But the first step is calling us to talk about how we can help you specifically. It’s the important first step to helping us create the treatment program that will best suit your situation and your needs. So, don’t wait. Call us now and let’s talk.