How to Detox from Cocaine

how to detox from cocaine

Detoxing from cocaine can be an extensive and emotional process. While it can be draining physically, it is often the mental battle that keeps individuals hooked on this stimulant. 

Cocaine detox challenges the physical, mental, and emotional strength of an individual. At Indah Recovery, we battle all three with our comprehensive programming and holistic healing therapies. Designed to help clients achieve sobriety through detox and inpatient treatment and maintain it through aftercare planning, the client-forward programming at Indah Recovery is changing lives.

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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Individuals who use cocaine often wonder if their occasional binges qualify as an addiction. While not all cocaine users are addicted, any amount of cocaine use is dangerous and should be stopped. If someone attempts to quit cocaine use but finds it difficult, that is a sign of a substance use disorder.

Through Narcotics Anonymous, an anonymous group devoted to helping individuals stop using drugs, they have developed a series of questions that help answer the question, “Am I an Addict?” It can also help you determine if your loved one struggles with problematic use or addiction.

In NA, there are 29 self-reflection questions they ask to help individuals determine if they are addicted to drugs. The first 5, listed below, help individuals begin to evaluate if their or their loved one’s use is problematic.

  1. Do you ever use alone?
  2. Have you ever substituted one drug for another, thinking that one particular drug was the problem?
  3. Have you ever manipulated or lied to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs?
  4. Have you ever stolen drugs or stolen to obtain drugs?
  5. Do you regularly use a drug when you wake up or when you go to bed?

The remaining 24 questions ask about use, problems cocaine use has caused, and how it makes you feel. These questions are asked to help you self-evaluate or evaluate your loved one’s use. Answering a certain number of questions “yes” does not indicate that you are an addict. It can help you realize the toll that cocaine is having on your life. 

How to Detox from Cocaine

Detoxing from cocaine can be a traumatic process. Following use, individuals immediately crash. The short euphoric high often leaves individuals feeling fatigued, anxious, or irritable.

Symptoms of detox and withdrawal of cocaine are often non-physical and can last for months after the last use. Some symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:

  • Agitation and restless behavior
  • Cravings
  • Depressed mood
  • Fatigue
  • A general feeling of discomfort 
  • Increased appetite
  • Vivid and unpleasant dreams
  • Slowing of activity
  • Suicidal thoughts

Why shouldn’t you try to detox from cocaine at home?

While cocaine doesn’t typically have physically life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, cocaine does have complex and extensive mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms. 

Cravings can completely derail the detox process for individuals attempting to detox at home alone. Depression, agitation, unpleasant sleep, and suicidal thoughts can also derail detox causing an individual to seek other drugs or other options as opposed to suffering through the withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, since the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can last for months, individuals often see no way out.

Cocaine detox should be completed in a professional facility where individuals can be medically monitored for their own personal health and physical safety. Additionally, individuals struggling with depression, agitation, and suicidal thoughts can have 24/7 access to therapists, counselors, and supportive staff members to get them through the challenging times.

Indah Recovery

Feel at home in our luxury Orange County cocaine addiction treatment center. Designed with clients’ personal needs in mind, our intimate, confidential, and exclusive rehabilitation facility supports those struggling with mental health disorders related to addiction. 

With unique therapies, our facility combines the best of traditional addiction treatment with high-quality alternative therapies designed to ease the mind and body and create a relaxing, responsive, and rehabilitative experience. Grow and develop through Indah Recovery’s evidence-based treatment programs. 

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