Cocaine is a stimulant that affects the reward pathways in a user’s brain, often leading to physical dependence. Stimulants are associated with withdrawal symptoms that differ from those seen in detox from “downers” like opioids, alcohol, and benzodiazepines. Our cocaine detox in Huntington Beach works with patients who have developed an addiction to the stimulant drug.
Our Huntington Beach cocaine detox program recognizes cocaine addiction as a separate condition that must be managed entirely on its own. Our medical professionals create individualized treatment plans for clients detoxing from Cocaine to ensure a thorough recovery process.
The goal of the cocaine detox program at Newsong Recovery is to manage the drug cravings and emotional turmoil associated with withdrawal while providing the highest level of comfort and support.
A person suffering from cocaine withdrawal usually does not experience immediate medical danger or intense discomfort. Instead, withdrawal usually manifests in three phases:
1. Initial crash: A person in the crash phase of cocaine withdrawal may sleep for days, notice an increase in appetite, and feel depressed, agitated, and unfocused.
2. Acute withdrawal: During the acute withdrawal stage, irritability, fatigue, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and drug cravings are common.
3. Extinction: Cravings for cocaine along with depressed moods and even potentially suicidal thoughts may continue for several months after stopping the use of cocaine. Eventually, they will fade.
The risk of profound depression and negative thoughts, which may include suicidal ideations or attempts, make cocaine detoxification under the care of qualified detoxification medical professionals absolutely essential.
Cocaine detox is different for everyone, but there are emotional and physical commonalities between many clients. Sometimes, psychotherapy alone isn’t enough to manage the symptoms of Cocaine withdrawal. To alleviate the effects of stopping stimulant use abruptly, Newsong Recovery sometimes suggests that clients use specific medications.
These withdrawal medications can manage blood pressure, anxiety, agitation, and other distressing symptoms. Cocaine works on the brain chemical Dopamine, so it is common to experience feelings of lethargy and depression during the detox process as well. With the combination of psychotherapy and medication, detoxing from cocaine is much easier.
Newsong Recovery’s cocaine detox program is closely supervised by a team of physicians with more than 35 years of experience using the latest evidence-based approaches to manage the symptoms of withdrawal.
At Newsong Recovery, your detox will begin with a comprehensive assessment to determine the most effective detox protocols based on your substance use history, medical history, and individual needs. Our physicians and mental health professionals will provide necessary psychological support and care during detox to help eliminate risks and manage the physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal while also improving comfort and stability.
Most of our clients complete cocaine detox within three to seven days. However, there is no guaranteed time frame for completing cocaine detox. For some, the process will only take hours or days. For others, it may take weeks to completely clear the body of the drug. To create a successful outcome, your detox process will be finely tailored to your own unique, specific needs.
Newsong Recovery offers free complimentary consultations with our team of board-certified physicians. To learn more about our comprehensive treatment program and to discuss detox and substance use treatment, call us now.