At Recovery Ways our Master level clinicians are experienced in the treatment and recovery of cocaine addiction. We offer the highest quality of care for all individuals that focus on the biological effects of cocaine and the underlying emotional pain which often leads to drug use so that the addict can fully recover and maintain a happy, clean, healthy life following treatment.
Cocaine is a prominent problem in America and throughout the world, with women being 3.3 times more likely than men to become addicted. Cocaine-related emergency room visits occur more than any other illicit drug. Cocaine can be snorted, ingested, smoked, and/or injected straight into the bloodstream. It is extracted from coca leaves and made with hydrochloride and it stimulates brain receptors creating a euphoric state that over time users develop a tolerance for. This means that the users need more of the drug more frequently just to feel the same effect. After the short-lived high, users feel anxiety and depression, causing a psychological craving for more of the drug to feel pleasure again. Cocaine has been known to be used by people of all ages, economic levels, occupations, and background; with kids as young as eight years old becoming users. Women who are pregnant and use cocaine have babies that are born addicts themselves and will most likely suffer from birth defects and many other problems. Signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction can include the user becoming overly alert, extremely talkative or excited, overconfident, and in some cases debilitating anxiety.
Are you ready to seek help for your cocaine addiction?
Cocaine addiction rehab is available for you or your loved one. All you need to do is contact one of our trained admission coordinators who will review your insurance or benefits and find the best treatment options available.
What is Cocaine
Cocaine is a white powdery substance. Street dealers often cut or mix pure cocaine with other white powder substances such as flour, cornstarch, talcum powder, or even other drugs. Since the cocaine obtained by addicts is constantly different whether it is from a different dealer, mixed with different drugs, or taken in different amounts, the chance of overdose is high. According to the National Center for Health Statistics over 5,000 people died of a cocaine overdose in 2014. Users tend to binge on cocaine, meaning they take excessive amounts in a short period of time to maintain their high. The most common deaths from cocaine abuse are caused by heart attacks or strokes. These health risks are exactly why cocaine addiction treatment must be considered if you or a loved one is abusing the substance.
Cocaine is highly addictive with the psychological addiction being the most difficult part to overcome. Addicts depend on cocaine to feel normal because of the effect the drug has on the production of dopamine in the brain. This causes the brain to “rewire” the reward system. Cocaine is often offered with other substances such as marijuana or alcohol. When people do this it is called poly-drug use and is extremely dangerous. It can also lead to these other substances becoming triggers. Cocaine and Heroin are known to be used together (called a “speedball”) and is the most dangerous drug combination, increasing the chance of fatal overdose significantly.With Recovery Ways’ residential program, family therapy, aftercare programs, and local support we help give our patients a means for continued support and treatment to maintain control over their drug-free life. Due to the severity of withdrawals, Cocaine addiction detox must also be administered in a medically assisted setting.
Common Names for Cocaine
- Coke (Soda)
- Rock (Rock Star, Ready Rock)
- Snow (Sleighride, Powder, Florida Snow)
- Speedball (Cocaine + Heroin)
- C (Charlie, Big C)
- Flake (Big Flake)
- Dust (Happy Dust, Happy Powder, Powder)
- Line (Trails)
- Nose Candy
- Stardust (Marching Dust)
- Sugar (Sweet Stuff)
- White Horse (White Lady, White Powder)
Common Names for “Crack” Cocaine
Crack Cocaine is different than the white powdery substance most people associate with Cocaine. Crack is made with ammonia or baking soda and processed into rock-like chunks and is smoked with a pipe and cheaper than cocaine. It is called crack because of the popping or cracking sound it makes as it is heated. Crack is considered more addictive than powdered cocaine. It is between 75% and 100% pure making it more potent. People can become addicted or overdose with their first try. Smoking crack creates an intense short-lived high, usually about 15 minutes.
- Ball (Hard Ball)
- Candy (Cookies, Crumbs, Sugar Block)
- Devil Drug
- Hail (Sleet, Ice Cube, Snow Coke)
- Rock (Rock Star, Rox/Roxanne)
Are you ready for cocaine addiction rehab?
If so, our admissions coordinators are here to listen and help you towards a sober life free from cocaine addiction. Recovery Ways offers dual-diagnosis and highly accredited substance abuse treatment. Please contact our admissions coordinators to reserve your space start on the road to recovery.