Florida Cocaine Detox Program

When someone abuses cocaine, their body learns to adapt and can even grow to depend on it. When that substance is removed, the individual can experience withdrawal symptoms that range from uncomfortable to painful and even life-threatening depending on the drug. This is why Legacy Healing Center Fort Lauderdale highly recommends anyone faced with such symptoms seek out our Florida cocaine detox program.

Facts About Cocaine

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is derived from the leaves of the South American coca plant. It is powerfully addictive and is typically snorted through the nose or rubbed on the user’s gums. It operates by heightening levels of dopamine in the brain, which play a part in that person’s internal reward system and movement. On the streets, dealers will cut the drug with other substances to increase profits, like baby powder, cornstarch, or flour. There have also been recorded incidents of cocaine being laced with fentanyl, leading to fatal results.

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

When a person uses cocaine over a period of time or participates in binges, when they stop using, they run the risk of developing symptoms of withdrawal. This is because their body has learned to adapt to the presence of the addictive substance in its system. These symptoms are often in opposition to the effects of the drug, so while cocaine will energize a person, its withdrawals can cause lethargy and slowed reflexes.

Other symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:

  • Agitation and irritability 
  • Depression
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Vivid nightmares
  • Sleeping pattern changes
  • Paranoia
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain

While cocaine withdrawal doesn’t typically cause an immediate physical medical risk to the patient, unaddressed feelings of depression can escalate. The dysphoria that some people face can be debilitating and, in some cases, can even lead to thoughts of suicide or worse. To avoid this, patients are encouraged to participate in our Florida cocaine detox treatments, where they will be monitored by medical professionals.

What to Expect During Our Cocaine Detox Program

Upon arrival at our Fort Lauderdale rehab center, patients will undergo a thorough medical examination, during which a clinical professional can identify any pre-existing conditions. They also account for any co-occurring disorders, other addictions, and how drastic of an effect the withdrawals have had on the patient. This is important information that will inform what treatment will look like and, when the time comes, which level of care may suit the client’s needs best.

Next is the actual detoxification phase, which is when symptoms will be at their worst. Luckily, as one of the best Fort Lauderdale detox centers out there, we can address these symptoms in a safe and timely manner. Once this portion is complete, patients have the opportunity to pursue cocaine addiction treatment that can help rid them of the dependency that brought them to us in the first place. It is here that they will have access to sensational counseling sessions, employing some of the most effective therapy methods in the field.

To learn more about our cocaine treatment options, contact the Legacy Fort Lauderdale detox center and speak with one of our intake specialists today.

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