As one of the most common drugs consumed, cocaine is responsible for a great deal of drug addiction. With a quick tolerance build up after subsequent uses, and relatively short-lived effects, it’s not uncommon for cocaine addiction to have a fast onset time.
In spite of this rapid effect, withdrawal symptoms can be fairly severe, including agitation, extreme fatigue, and an overwhelming urge to use again. UMMC is here to help curb your addiction and free you from cocaine addiction with the help of a modern, pharmaceutical detox method that’s faster and safer than many of the standard detoxification methods.
If you’re struggling with cocaine addiction, we understand that there are many reasons our patients may be wary of detox or rehab. In most cases, people hesitate because they’re concerned about the difficulty of facing withdrawal symptoms, or that they’ll fall back into addiction once the detox process is finished.
Thankfully, we are able to offer people a solution to the out-dated and difficult methods of detoxification with our RAND method. This method uses a mix of sedation and chemical detoxification to completely wipe out the chemical component of a particular addiction. With a process and set of chemicals tailored to each individual patient, we’re able to resolve addiction and withdrawal symptoms in a rapid and controlled manner.
In more traditional detox or rehab settings, being cut off from your addiction leads to withdrawal and a longer detox process, which puts patients at risk for relapse. Not only does our treatment process help cleanse your system, it’s often more effective because it bypasses withdrawal, preventing patients from experiencing that need to return to their drug of choice.
Typically, cocaine is addictive because it prevents the regular dopamine release-absorption cycle, causing an excessive amount of dopamine to linger in the reward center of the brain. The result is a quick 15-30 minutes of energy, alertness, irritability, and paranoia, usually followed by a “crash” that either encourages people to use more cocaine or leads to a period of greater irritation, restlessness, and an absence of energy.
Apart from the crash period, cocaine can cause damage to the nasal passages, as it acts like a vasoconstrictor. Risks include nosebleeds, or with repeated use, potential deviation of the septum. With consistent use, there’s a quick tolerance build up which leads to many struggling with addiction. In some cases, while a person’s addiction to the drug itself may be a considerable factor, the withdrawal symptoms can be just as impactful on a person’s inability to escape from addiction.
Again, that’s why we’re invested in a method that treats both the chemical component of addiction and the withdrawal symptoms all at once. Preventing both components of addiction allows us to offer safer, more effective addiction detox treatment for all forms of drug addiction, including cocaine.