Substance Use Disorder is a serious disease with destructive and life-threatening ramifications. It is important to seek professional help for addiction and not attempt to recover on your own. At Any Length Retreat, we treat a variety of substance use disorders and can help you successfully conquer your addiction. Contact us to get help today. You and your family deserve to have your lives back!
Rehab Center in Austin for Cocaine & Crack Addiction
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant in white powdered form, derived from the leaved of the South American coca plant. Crack is a crystallized form of the powdered substance Cocaine, made when the standard form is dissolved in water and baking soda, boiled to separate the solids, and then cooled and cut into rocks. The result, known for the distinctive crackling sound it makes during the boiling process, has to be snorted or smoked for the effects to be felt, meaning the chemicals reach the brain faster and more directly than when powdered cocaine is ingested. Crack is potentially more deadly and addictive than it’s already dangerous counterpart.
According to Science and Practice Perspectives, it could take as little as one hit of cocaine or crack cocaine for the brain to be effectively rewired. As soon as the drug is consumed, it strikes the brain’s mesolimbic dopamine system, forcing the production of the brain’s dopamine neurotransmitter. This chemical pathway makes the user feel instantly rewarded or pleasured and creates strong anticipation for more of those same feelings. The strength with which dopamine is released after a hit of cocaine or crack far exceeds any satisfaction from any natural, healthy activities that would normally cause dopamine release. In fact, the drug stops the brain’s ability to break down and reabsorb dopamine, effectively putting the user into a state of frenzied stimulation and dependency, always in need of the next fix.
Any Length Retreat in Austin, TX specializes in treatment programs for men with Cocaine and Crack Cocaine addictions. Learn more about our facility and how we can help you or your loved one recover from substance use disorder.
Signs & Symptoms of Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine and Crack Cocaine have telltale signs of use, but these signs can often vary from person to person. The most important part of identifying an addiction is considering your loved one’s typical behavior and how these new behavioral patterns differ from that. Remember, addictions can present themselves as physical, emotional, psychological, behavioral, or social symptoms.
There are a number of general warning signs to look for if you are concerned someone you love is addicted to Cocaine or Crack:
- Weight loss due to decreased appetite, which could lead to malnutrition
- Cracked lips if the drug is smoked, persistently runny nose if it is snorted
- Loss of smell and chronic sinus infections if the drug is snorted
- Requiring higher amounts of the drug to get the same effect (tolerance)
- Spending more time using and recovering from the effects of the drug
- Sleep disruptions and persistent fatigue
- Depression, anxiety, agitation, and irritability
- Intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms if the drug is stopped
- Continued use even if the drug is causing serious social and professional problems
Effects of Cocaine & Crack Cocaine on the Mind & Body
Both Cocaine and Crack produce intense feelings of euphoria when ingested, better known as a “high.” However, the effects of both are short-lives, lasting only about 15 minutes, leading the user to seek out more of the drug to maintain the initial reward. In addition, cocaine and crack users quickly develop a tolerance to the drug, meaning they will need larger amounts over time to reach their desired level of benefit.
In addition to the high produced by cocaine, the drug also produces the following effects:
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate, sometimes to dangerous levels
- Elevated body temperature, possibly dangerous levels at times
- Sleep disturbances and inability to sleep
- Loss of appetite
- Hyper-stimulation, excitability, and irritability
- Hallucinations and psychosis
How to Help My Loved One Fight Cocaine or Crack Cocaine Addiction
It’s easy to feel helpless watching someone struggle with addiction to Cocaine or Crack – especially if that someone is your husband, son, father, or best friend. It’s tempting to try and care for them yourself. You want to provide them with whatever love, support, or money will get them through this. You want to give them shelter and protect them from themselves. In truth, the cycle of addiction to Cocaine or Crack cannot be broken so easily, and it is important that your loved one seek professional help to overcome their substance use disorder.
At Any Length Retreat, we ensure that your loved one is guided safely and successfully through the various stages of treatment so they can overcome addiction and get a fresh start to life. Getting help for your loved one can be the greatest act of love. If you need assistance talking to your loved one about treatment, please reach out to us 24/7, free of charge, no commitment. We are here to help you!
Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction
Cocaine and Crack are highly addictive substances that typically cannot be stopped without professional substance use treatment. At Any Length Retreat we offer a number of treatment programs and therapies that focus on healing the whole individual – mind, body, and spirit. By treating the inherent causes of addiction rather than just their symptoms (trigger, cravings, etc.) men and their families achieve fundamental, lifelong recovery as well as a new freedom and a new purpose. We provide a number of prescription drug addiction treatments including:
- Residential Rehab
- 30 Day Intensive
- 60 Day
- 90 Day
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- 12 Step Facilitation
- Evidence-based Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Social Learning Therapy
- Community Involvement
- Group Therapy
- Fitness & Wellness
- Mindfulness & Meditation
The Highest-Rated Drug Rehab Center for Men in Austin, TX
If you or your loved one suffers from prescription drug addiction, please contact us today. We are here to help you 24/7, free of charge and no commitment. Our treatment programs are open to men of all ages, including teens, college students, young men, and adults. The best thing you can do for yourself or your loved one is reach out for help. Get on the path to your best life today with the highest-rated drug rehab for men in Central Texas. Our compassionate and supportive admissions staff is standing by to help you, day and night.
*Any Length Retreat is a supportive, educational recovery program and community. It is not a substitute for psychotherapy, clinical or medical treatment for substance use disorders or mental health disorders.