About Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Cocaine is a very addictive stimulant drug and overcoming its abuse is difficult. Cocaine creates feelings of euphoria and energy by releasing dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is part of our reward center and it makes us feel good. As the addict continues to use cocaine, the brain needs more of it to function, and greater amounts are required to feel the same pleasure that the user felt the first time the drug was used.
The loss of pleasure that comes with cutting back makes stopping this addiction challenging, and it makes relapsing more common. Cravings can last for months after withdrawal. Withdrawal side effects range from mild to severe and include an emotional crash, headaches, muscle tremors, nervousness, lack of energy and increased appetite. While that certainly sounds unpleasant, addiction can be overcome with the help of supervised cocaine detox and good cocaine rehab programs, like that offered by Legacy Recovery Center. Our admissions and medical team will assess you to determine if you need cocaine detox. If you do, we will work with you and our local detox partners to help you get admitted to their detox program. Once complete we will arrange for your admission to Legacy Recovery Center.