Before and After Rehab
Types of Cocaine Rehab
Benefits of Cocaine Rehab
Emotions and Feelings
Cocaine rehab is the ideal medical and therapeutic choice for anyone who has developed a dependence on this dangerous and addictive drug. Because cocaine addiction comes with cravings that can be hard to overcome alone, cocaine rehab should include a comprehensive program based on the evidence-based care options of detox and ongoing therapeutic treatment that begins during the initial stay in rehab and continues long after the patient returns home. The goal is to help patients stop using cocaine with a minimum of physiological disturbances, stabilize physically and emotionally, and then begin the process of addressing the issues that drove and informed the ongoing addiction – issues that may have started well before the development of cocaine addiction as well as those events and traumas that occurred during active addiction.
Michael’s House offers residential treatment for cocaine addiction on its dual luxury estates in Palm Springs, California.
The expert staff at Michael’s House understands the challenges facing recovering addicts and provides enriching treatment for the mind, body and spirit to address those challenges safely and effectively.
Contact Michael’s House today at 1-877-345-8494 for more information.
Common Features of Effective Programs
Cocaine addiction is defined by both the psychological and physiological characteristics of dependence and, for that reason; the best cocaine rehab programs will address both these issues as well as the spiritual, mental and emotional issues that arise. This is achieved through a comprehensive program that includes multiple types of treatments and therapies.
- Cocaine detox. Initially, the focus is physical stability. Without it, the patient can go no further into the deconstruction of their addiction or the process of rebuilding a life based on positive lifestyle choices. Cocaine detox provides the acute medical care, evaluation, analysis and diagnostic processes necessary to help patients find this kind of solid ground as well as address withdrawal symptoms like depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, restlessness, chills, sweats and cravings. This first stage of care can define the rest of treatment with an initial treatment plan and medical care that will ensure the patient’s ongoing safety and physical health.
- Counseling. As important as detox is, the backbone of cocaine rehab is counseling, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse – specifically, the individual and group counseling an individual receives during the program. In individual counseling, a patient meets one on one with a drug counselor who understands cocaine addiction. Together, they discuss the root causes of the cocaine addiction and look for strategies that will help the individual make better decisions and live life without drugs. In group counseling, an individual is given the opportunity to meet with other patients in the program and share stories of drug use while providing support for one another. The peer support and interactions can be good practice for functional relationships going forward and an excellent source of support that can help sustain the patient in recovery.
- Aftercare programs. As the cocaine rehab program winds down, the drug treatment center will begin to prepare the individual for life in the “normal world.” This includes making arrangements for aftercare programs. Cocaine rehab aftercare programs are designed to help the individual stay on track and utilize everything they learned during rehab. Common options include follow-up counseling, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs, personal therapy, alumni meetings and more.
Cocaine Addiction Before and After Rehab
Before a patient enters a cocaine rehab program, chances are that cocaine addiction has taken over almost every aspect of life. For example, cocaine costs a great deal of money. That means that an addict’s finances (and the family’s stability) are both thrown into chaos as a result of cocaine addiction. Because it’s harder to focus at work, show up on time, and perform at an acceptable level during addiction, it’s not uncommon for an active addict to lose their job and develop a reputation that makes it difficult to replace that job, increasing the financial issues at home. When finances are tight and active addiction is an issue, relationships with loved ones become tense.
In the most extreme cases, violence and abuse can become an issue, which can in turn cause legal issues, divorce, homelessness and more.
The only good news is that the severity of these issues can encourage an active addict to get the cocaine addiction treatment necessary to begin to mend these problems. After cocaine rehab, patients have the tools they need to begin the healing process in an active way at home and work. Of course, patients may not regain everything lost due to addiction, but they can improve the quality of ongoing relationships and make better choices that open up their opportunities for new employment, new relationships and new hope for the future.
Additional Reading: 7 Ways to Spot Someone With a Cocaine Addiction
Different Types of Treatment
There are two major types of cocaine addiction treatment programs: residential and outpatient. Although each, at their core, offers many of the same programs (such as detox, counseling and aftercare), they are different in a number of ways.
Residential addiction treatment programs provide the patient with inpatient care that includes room, board, and around-the-clock care from alcohol and drug rehab professionals. These programs are ideal for those who have serious addiction issues, co-occurring disorders, an inability to avoid relapse during early recovery, or a home life that is not conducive to sobriety.
In an outpatient addiction treatment program, patients attend treatment during the day and return home (or to a sober living facility) in the evening after the day’s therapies and treatments. Outpatient rehab is the most appropriate choice for those individuals who must maintain responsibilities at home during treatment or do not have a serious enough condition to merit the constant care provided by residential rehab.
The type of treatment that is right for you will depend upon your personal experience.
Take advantage of the type of cocaine rehab that will best suit your needs and set you up for success in your recovery – just make sure that the program you choose adheres to the Treatment Standards for Substance Use Disorders.
Benefits of Getting Help
Cocaine addiction is a serious disease that can devastate your life on multiple levels. The benefits of cocaine rehab are almost limitless when you’ve been living with addiction; there are physical, psychological, financial and social benefits to be had when you choose to change your life and get the help you need to recover after cocaine addiction.
Dealing With Emotions and Feelings
Those in recovery often suffer from extreme mood swings, depression, or bursts of anger or sadness that are easily triggered by unexpected and small events. Though these emotions are normal for those in early recovery, they can also be embarrassing and some feel so uncomfortable with the depth and range of their emotions during cocaine rehab that they want to quit just to avoid the consequences.
Here are a few pointers to get you started:
- Give yourself permission to heal. Be patient with yourself. Cocaine numbs your emotions, so it stands to reason that irritability and lack of patience would be common during the first few weeks without cocaine. You may be uncomfortable and feel like you can’t control yourself, but you can. Getting down on yourself for your initial reactions to events or people will only make it worse, adding anxiety to the mix. Relax. Look around at others who have just entered the program; you’ll see them dealing with the same issues.
- Vent your emotions. It’s perfectly okay to vent your emotions, no matter the cause of that emotion, as long as you do so in an appropriate manner. Trying to bottle up the emotions that come out during early cocaine addiction recovery only means that they will explode later. Don’t worry – the intensity will eventually level off. In the meantime, keep yourself safe in cocaine rehab and ride it out.
- Actively process what’s behind your feelings. Don’t sit by and let your feelings control you. Rather, actively process your emotions by talking about them with your counselor, journal about them privately to continue to work through the source of those emotions, and find positive ways to vent excess energy.
At Michael’s House, we are staffed with caring and well-trained individuals who understand exactly what you are going through. We can help you navigate these choppy emotional waters during cocaine rehab and provide you with the tools you need to succeed in cocaine addiction treatment.
Additional Reading: Addressing Emotional Wounds After Cocaine Addiction
Getting a Loved One Into Treatment
According to the Mayo Clinic, a cocaine intervention is a meeting in which friends and family (or in some cases, coworkers) gather together in an attempt to get the individual with an addiction to seek professional help. Before conducting an intervention, concerned parties are urged to contact a professional interventionist who can help make the meeting more effective. Immediately following the intervention, your friend or family member should be taken directly to a cocaine rehab center.
Learn More About Treatment at Michael’s House
Michael’s House is a residential alcohol and drug rehab facility dedicated to helping individuals with cocaine addiction regain control of their lives. The cocaine rehab program at Michael’s House is one of the finest in California at treating the whole individual by making sure that their recovery encompasses the mind, body and spirit in equal parts.
Contact Michael’s House today at 1-877-345-8494 for more information.