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Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Find a cocaine addiction treatment and rehab program that matches your recovery goals.

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a stimulant narcotic, primarily sold in a white powder form. Cocaine can be used by smoking, inhaling through the nose (also known as snorting), injecting with a needle, or taking it orally.

Crack cocaine, a variant of cocaine, looks like rocks or crystals. This form of the drug is most commonly smoked and produces a shorter and more intense effect. These rocks do not have the same properties as amphetamines but have many similarities in the body.

When someone ingests cocaine, it unleashes high dopamine levels in the brain, which creates the “high” users chase. However, this effect is brief, leading to a “crash” shortly afterward. Once the brain releases high dopamine levels and other “feel-good” chemicals, it produces fewer of these chemicals when the effects of cocaine wear off. This effect leads to depression, anxiety, agitation, and cravings for more of the substance.


Cocaine Addiction Rehab Programs

Substance use disorders affect every aspect of someone’s life. Effective treatments are comprehensive and personalized that vary from person to person. Most people need detoxification, behavioral counseling, and long-term aftercare. Others might also benefit from medication-assisted treatments.

However, treatment options for cocaine dependence will vary by person. People who seek cocaine treatment usually need medical detox at a clinically supervised treatment facility. Besides detox, rehab programs with behavioral therapies for at least 90-days are necessary for long-term cocaine addiction recovery.

Medical Detox

Being willing to accept help is the first step toward recovery from addiction. Admitting into a medical detox is the next step in the right direction. Medical detox is the foundation to build the rest of your recovery program.

This time can be initially very overwhelming. The first few days when your body is getting free of the toxic chemicals and substances you consumed for months or years. Post-acute withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol abuse, cravings, insomnia, and other physical side effects make it challenging and dangerous.

The relief that comes with supportive medical staff who provide supervision and comfort is unparalleled.

Inpatient Treatment

During inpatient cocaine addiction treatment, patients heal from the impact of cocaine use and develop the skills necessary for long-term recovery. This level of care includes structured groups, case management support, and intensive therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Many individuals seek outpatient drug rehab after residential care and enroll in intensive outpatient treatment or IOP. IOP allows patients to continue to access group and individual therapy services while enabling them increased independence to work, attend school, and reside in sober living.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is provided as aftercare services once an individual has completed cocaine rehab. Individual and group therapy will be provided based on their ongoing needs as they transition to independent living.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is an innovative approach regarding alcohol, opiate, and other addictions. MAT generally combines behavioral therapy with FDA-approved medications such as Suboxone or Naltrexone.

Upon admission into drug rehab, patients receive a comprehensive psychiatric assessment.

As a result, the clinical and medical teams work together to identify core issues. Additionally, the medical team addresses any underlying mental health concerns or diagnoses, which might require further attention during addiction treatment.


Talk to an Admission Specialist

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment to remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about the risks of drug abuse and to learn more about alcohol or drugs addiction treatment.

Learn More About Cocaine Addiction

If you have a suspicion that someone you know is struggling with cocaine addiction, assisting them in accessing qualified professional cocaine addiction treatment is the most effective way to help. Contact Lighthouse Recovery Institute to speak with someone trained and ready to assist with setting your loved one up with admitting to an addiction treatment center.

Effective cocaine addiction treatment includes intensive therapy, life skills development, addressing core issues, relapse preventionmedication management, and a range of holistic services aimed at helping the individual to build a fulfilling life free of cocaine.

Effects of Cocaine Use

Some of the symptoms that indicate that someone is using cocaine include heightened energy, alertness, restlessness, insomnia, and extreme mood changes. Also present are irritability, depression, aggression, talkativeness or fast speech, enlarged pupils, increased heart rate, diminished appetite, and weight loss. Not to mention conflict in friendships and family relationships.

Some short-term effects of using cocaine consist of narrowed blood vessels, paranoia, increased risk of heart attack, irritability, tremors, seizures, nausea, and sudden death.

Addiction to crack cocaine can have detrimental long-term effects on someone’s well-being. Most users may experience:

  • Cardiovascular problems may develop and include heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.
  • Malnutrition may also result from long-term use.
  • Cognitive deterioration.
  • Confusion, psychosis, or delirium.
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not present) are also common side effects.
  • Major depression, anxiety, and irritability are psychological disorders.

How Cocaine Use Can Lead To Addiction

Would you ever guess that one of the most prominent party drugs, cocaine, is also one of the deadliest?

Cocaine, an “upper” or stimulant drug, is used recreationally for its euphoric effect. However, with this euphoric effect also comes an incapacitating crash. With this incapacitating crash comes the need to regain the high again, leading to a pattern of destructive and severe consequences and following addictive behaviors.

Even short-term use can lead to cocaine addiction. Fortunately, with effective cocaine addiction treatment, recovery is possible.

Signs of Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. That means it speeds up how the body processes and sends information. Cocaine also causes a surge in energy, which can last even after the main effects of the drug have worn off. If your child or loved one is often restless, you may want to scrutinize their other behaviors for signs of cocaine use.

Much like extreme restlessness, twitching is another common sign of cocaine use. Cocaine’s stimulant properties are responsible for this side effect. If your child or loved one is twitching more than usual, this may be a sign of cocaine use.

Other symptoms of cocaine abuse or dependence might be mild at first but will get worse over time:

  • Being overexcited, nervous, and having extra energy
  • Complaining about belly pain, nausea, or loss of appetite
  • Talking and thinking too fast
  • Sweating or having a rapid heartbeat
  • Having dilated pupils all the time

Cocaine Withdrawal & Detox

Withdrawal symptoms to be expected from cocaine use are anxiety and poor concentration, fatigue, elevated cravings, increased appetite, suicidal thoughts, depression, muscle and bone pain, and slow psychomotor skills.

Cocaine has a half-life of 1 hour, meaning it takes one hour for half of the cocaine absorbed into your bloodstream to leave the body. Cocaine can be detected in the saliva and the blood for up to 48 hours, in the sweat for a couple of weeks, and in hair samples for years. Urine testing is the most common method of detecting cocaine in the system, usually present for 2-4 days after use.

For more chronic cocaine users, cocaine can be detected in the urine for up to 14 days following a binge. Since cocaine can stay in the system for several days, most heavy users undergo a medical detox before beginning drug rehab to clear their body and brain of the substance and its effects.

Cocaine & Other Substances

There are famous street names for cocaine, such as coke, blow, nose candy, snow, and yayo. Street names for crack include rocks, gravel, sleet, and nuggets. Cocaine mixtures have their street names. For example, mixing cocaine with an opiate drug, such as heroin is called a “speedball.”

These mixtures are significantly dangerous because different drugs engage in other parts of the brain. The brain damage that may occur when mixing different drugs can be lethal.

Sometimes, people will take more than one substance to create a “better” or more intense high. Despite people achieving the high, the result can be extreme mental and physical harm, overdose, or even death. Long-term cocaine use can also result in mental health issues, such as depression.

When purchased on the street, cocaine is very often diluted or “cut” with any number of other chemicals like detergents, amphetamines, silicon, and the deadly Fentanyl. Fentanyl is responsible for a 540% increase in overdose deaths within the past three years. Fentanyl is synthetic and 100 times stronger than the morphine one would obtain in a hospital. Dealers tend to mix cocaine with similar light powders to take advantage of buyers.

These powders may include baking soda, boric acid, amphetamines, and laxatives. The danger of buying cocaine on the street is that one can never know what they are purchasing and using. Ingesting unknown substances, such as cocaine or heroin, can lead to tragic consequences such as death.


South Florida Cocaine Addiction Center

In any of our cocaine addiction treatment programs, patients meet with therapists weekly for individual sessions and engage in anywhere from one to five days of intensive group therapy per week. Patients learn coping skills, relapse prevention strategies, emotional regulation practices, and participate in various other services.

Furthermore, patients have the luxury to engage in trauma resolution treatment to uncover the underlying issues resulting in their continuous, chronic use of drugs and alcohol. Patients will address medical problems or mental health diagnoses and have access to medical staff weekly for medication management.

Additionally, case management, auxiliary services such as the gym and nutritionist, brain mapping, community, fun events, and access to recovery support meetings are offered to all patients.

Does Insurance Cover Cocaine Treatment?

Many commercial insurance plans often cover the cost of drug addiction treatment, either entirely or in part. We work with most insurance companies to arrange care, and we also offer flexible self-pay plans. If either yourself or a loved one is currently considering entering cocaine addiction treatment and are looking to obtain detailed information about your insurance plan or self-pay options, call our trained and compassionate staff today.


What our patients are saying about us…

“Lighthouse Recovery Institute is a great program and would truly recommend it to anyone serious about changing their life. The staff really cares about you and making you feel comfortable. When my son went to this program he was very demanding and had been to many other programs in the last year…”

James H.

“Lighthouse recovery institute has been a major component in what has gotten me sober and what has kept me sober. I came to Lighthouse recovery institute for the first time in June of 2016 a scared, lost, confused, and entitled girl. I had my ups and downs like any person does when there early in recovery and I made so many mistakes throughout my time there…”

Sara B.

“My daughter has been struggling with addiction for a while now. I was connected with Lighthouse Recovery and grateful for their help for my daughter and my family! They remained in constant communication with me and their family support liaison directed me to multiple resources that were very helpful to obtain support for myself, as well…”

Melissa P.

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one.