Medical detox can help contain the psychological side effects of Cocaine withdrawal, like depression for example.
Why Do People Stop Using Crack
Dopamine is released when Cocaine is used and it makes a person feel jovial. If Cocaine continues being consumed for some time, the user's body will grow some tolerance to the euphoria effect, therefore they need more Cocaine to give them the euphoric state. In order for the user to feel like themselves again or for the brain to even release dopamine at all, they need to constantly use Cocaine. Trying to stop using Cocaine is what leads to the side effects of withdrawal. In order for the users to not feel these withdrawal symptoms, they develop the need to use Cocaine on a regular basis.
How intense withdrawal side effects will be, relate to how often and the doses of Cocaine that was used.
The Symptoms Of Withdrawal
The euphoric effect lasts only for a short moment, after this the users will have the withdrawal symptoms this keeps them going back to the drug. Avoiding these withdrawal side effects is why many Cocaine users take larger doses of the substance over small periods of time, or as it is popularly called, "binge". Increasing the dose over time can cause overdose and death to the users.
Sudden quitting of Cocaine abuse can cause some very hazardous side effects, like thoughts of suicide and depression. Withdrawal symptoms occur only a few hours after the last dose. Cravings or the itch of Cocaine use becomes so palpable after a month from quitting. Withdrawal symptoms lasts for a long time, it can last for months after the last use. Cocaine is extremely addictive and hard to quit because some withdrawal symptoms are very unpleasant.
The following are the side effects that are normally associated with quitting Cocaine:
Desire to eat increases
The Timeline Of Cocaine Withdrawal
Immediately after the user quits Cocaine, the symptoms start to manifest. The upsurge in desire to eat, fatigue and uneasiness are some of the initial side effects of withdrawal. During the prevalence of the symptoms mentioned earlier, the actual Cocaine cravings is less intense.
Afterward, the intensity of the cravings just grow until it becomes a perturbing urge. Although the users suffer from insomnia, they usually feel very tired. Users will experiences mood swings, they may feel very depressed, and have trouble sleeping due to nightmares.
The feelings of depression and intense Cocaine cravings will continue. Emotional balance and focus are difficult to achieve for rehabilitating addicts. Users will also show the symptoms of being impatient, due to unstable emotions they get angry and offended easily.
When detox starts to work and the body normalizes, these withdrawal symptoms start to go away. It is important to note that cravings are still very likely making the patient susceptible to relapse. Anxiety also spikes intermittently at this stage.
Detox And Treatment Of Cocaine Addiction
All recovery programs demand a hard work ethic and commitment, but supervised detox can help Cocaine users to quit their addiction by offering a secure environment. However, complete medical attention is not really necessary for Cocaine addiction rehabilitation. Recovering via outpatient care can take less time and can be effective, but only with the full commitment of the patient. For 10 to12 hours per week, the recovering addict visits a medical care facility or clinic. As the patient recovers from their dependency, on-site medical practitioners and advisers assess them physically and mentally.
Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of outpatient and inpatient treatment will help you make better informed choices.
Medical Care For Cocaine Dependency
Nervousness, cravings and depression are some of the hardest withdrawal side effects to deal with when it comes to Cocaine dependency.
Unfortunately, the side effects of stopping the use of Cocaine cannot be eliminated by medicinal means. The best treatments are to be involved in community groups and also attending psychotherapy, this has been shown to increase the success recovery rate.
There is also twelve-step groups like Narcotics Anonymous, this group provides the addicts with an encouraging environment which can give them emotional support.
Other than these groups, there is counselling whether it is individual or group, counselling can help users prevent a relapse. A favoured counselling method, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), is used to help addicts.
Cocaine addiction is a difficult to overcome on your own, but with the help available and personal desire to beat this addiction it is possible. If you are interested in the treatments available for Cocaine addiction, contact us.