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.