Cocaine Detox Rehab
Cocaine Detox and Rehab
Cocaine is one of the most harmful illegal drugs available today. Cocaine addiction is difficult to overcome, but, like any addiction, there is a solution, and it can be beaten if approached in the correct way. A cocaine detox should be the first step on the road to recovery.
Although there are medications approved specifically for the treatment of alcohol detox and heroin detox, there are, as yet, no pharmacological options designed solely and intentionally for people going through cocaine detox or fighting cocaine addiction and relapse. Some studies have shown that the use of antidepressant medications and pharmacological resources used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease may be effective for some patients who are trying to remain cocaine-free by reducing cravings for the drug. There are several kinds of pharmaceutical drugs that can be prescribed by a doctor to help with your cocaine detoxification.
Cocaine detox withdrawals if not done properly can produce a range of symptoms that include:
- Intense cravings
- Flu-like symptoms
There are several types of pharmaceuticals that address these issues in different ways, so it is important to get medical help for your cocaine detox.
As with any drug detox, you can expect to spend somewhere from two days to several weeks going through withdrawal depending on your level of dependence severity. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that the length of withdrawal varies widely. Physical withdrawal symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting and headaches may be severe for a couple of days, while the depression that can come as a result of a cocaine detox can last for several weeks.
It is not necessary to find a drug treatment program that specialises in the types of drugs you have been taking, as all good treatment and detox clinics will have experience of working with the various substances.
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Some cocaine facts
- There are more than 250 varieties of the coca plant, but only three are widely used in the illegal cocaine drug trade. They are Huanuco coca, which is grown in Bolivia and Peru, Amazonian coca, grown in the Amazon River basin, and Colombian coca, grown primarily in Colombia.
- It is estimated that almost all banknotes in circulation in Britain are contaminated with cocaine (to around a billionth of a gram per note), according to the Bristol-based company Mass Spec Analytical, which surveyed nearly 50,000 UK notes.
- Snorting powder cocaine (cocaine hydrochloride) causes massive amounts of dopamine to flood the brain, and increases serotonin levels, delivering a euphoric ‘high’, coupled with a massive boost in confidence. It also nullifies the effects of pain, hunger and fatigue, raises body temperature, causes the pupils to dilate and makes the heart beat faster.
- The average ‘high’ from snorting powder cocaine kicks in after about two minutes and hits its peak after 15, before fading 20-30 minutes later.
- The Incas saw coca as a ‘gift from the gods’ and used it in sacred rituals. The empire’s only method of communication was a chain of messengers who would walk hundreds of miles over mountainous terrain; the royal emperors would ply them with coca so that they could go for days without food or sleep.
- Ernest Shackleton took the ‘Forced March’ brand of cocaine tablets to Antarctica in 1909, as did Captain Scott a year later.
- Coca-Cola, John Pemberton’s coca wine developed in 1886, contained the equivalent of a small line of cocaine in each bottle. The company banished all trace of the cocaine alkaloid in 1903. However, to this day, Coca-Cola is flavoured with a non-narcotic extract of coca leaves.