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Cocaine Addiction Treatment

A young woman sits in a restroom after partaking in cocaine. She feels guilt and shame for how her life has ended up where it is now. She doesn’t understand how she has gotten to the point where she uses cocaine regularly. Each time she tells herself that she will go into treatment, but by the time she has saved the money for the first appointment, she decides to spend it on cocaine instead. Other times, she has gone into treatment only to discover that most people in recovery are men, making her feel like an outsider. She doesn’t know what else to do. 

In 2021, 1451 people sought treatment for cocaine use in Texas. SUN Behavioral Houston does not require payment for your care assessment, and we offer a women’s connections program so you can get treatment with other women in similar situations. Getting cocaine treatment might feel like something that has to fall into the right timing for your life, but the reality is the best time to start your recovery from cocaine is today. 

Cocaine Use Treatment at SUN Behavioral Houston

Getting treatment for cocaine use can be terrifying but powerful. While you might think getting help makes you weak, the opposite is true. Recovering from cocaine is the bravest thing you can do. While you might not see your inner strength now, getting treatment can help you find it. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private, and commercial pay insurance to meet the unmet needs in our Houston communities.

Cocaine Withdrawal at SUN Behavioral Houston

During withdrawal, you will continue the process of healing because your body is removing cocaine from your system. Learning therapy techniques can be beneficial in making the process easier. 

At SUN Behavioral Houston, we have medically-trained staff that help you manage your withdrawal symptoms. Combining medication with therapy can benefit your success in managing the symptoms that you experience. People don’t typically develop a cocaine use disorder overnight, and they do not recover from cocaine use overnight. SUN Behavioral Houston uses different medications that are used to manage symptoms. We also teach you skills through therapy to help you manage your symptoms and potential triggers that will prevent you from returning to use.

Partial Hospitalization Treatment at SUN Behavioral Houston

Partial Hospitalization (PHP) is when patients come to our facility Monday through Friday for the day. At SUN Behavioral Houston, you will attend 5 meetings and sessions daily. You will attend group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), coping skills, and wellness recovery action plan (WRAP) meetings. You will also meet with psychiatrists who will manage your medications. CBT therapy will teach you how to recognize and manage your thought patterns, while WRAP provides techniques that will benefit you to prevent a return to use.

Intensive Outpatient at SUN Behavioral Houston

The next level of care at SUN Behavioral Houston is intensive outpatient (IOP). This level of care is for people ready for more independence but still need some intensive care. You will attend sessions 5 days a week like partial hospitalization but won’t be at the facility as long. Here you will attend 3 sessions a day. You will continue your treatments of CBT, coping skills, and WRAP. Most adults benefit the most from this level of care. 

What to Expect in Cocaine Treatment at SUN Behavioral Houston

Through all levels of treatment at SUN Behavioral Houston, you will experience the following things:

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Yoga
  • Aftercare planning
  • Support groups
  • Mindfulness
  • Life skills development
  • Stress management
  • Psychiatrists
  • Trauma-informed environment
  • Trauma-informed staff

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a stimulant substance that comes from coca leaves in South America. It usually looks like white powder or white rocks. People typically will snort or inject the substance to receive a high. This high is often followed by a crash, resulting in the early withdrawal stages. 

Cocaine Use Disorder Dangers

Cocaine use can result in reduced appetite and extreme weight loss. It might also reduce the blood flow in the gastrointestinal tract. This might cause tears or ulcerations. Sometimes cocaine impacts the cardiovascular system. This can result in pain in the chest that feels like a heart attack. Cocaine can also cause strokes and bleeding in the brain. Many years of using cocaine might cause Parkinson’s disease. A return to use might also increase the risk of an overdose. 

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How Common Is Cocaine Use Disorder?

In 2019, 1 in 5 people who experienced an overdose overdosed on cocaine. It was also reported that over 5 million people used cocaine across the United States in 2019. Amongst students in Houston, TX, 8% between 7-12 grades have used cocaine

Developing a Cocaine Use Disorder: Who Is at Risk?

There are several reasons people can develop cocaine use disorder. These can include genetics, but it is not limited to that. Being around people, such as friends or family members, who also have cocaine use disorders can result in you developing one. Also having lower education or income levels might put you at risk for a cocaine use disorder. Sometimes you could develop a cocaine addiction because of an underlying psychological concern such as a mood disorder like depression or childhood or adult trauma. 


How to Know if You Need Cocaine Rehab

It can be difficult to know if you need help. Most people don’t want to ask for help let alone know that they need help. However, there are some ways to know if you need help with a cocaine use disorder. One of the biggest concerns that indicate you need help with a cocaine use disorder is if you experience intense cravings when you are not using cocaine. You might also experience other withdrawal symptoms when you’re not using cocaine or have gone between doses. Sometimes people who use cocaine will have legal troubles. They may also steal or lie to those that they love. 


FAQs About Cocaine Addiction Treatment

What options are there for treating cocaine addiction?

There are many options for cocaine addiction treatment. The most common are inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, detox, or medically assisted treatment. 

Are there drugs that lead to substance use disorder?

While many drugs are associated with substance use disorders, such as opioids or benzodiazepines, these drugs are also used daily for other medical needs. Most substance abuse develops in combination with other factors, not just because of one specific drug. 

Who is at risk of cocaine addiction?

While not all who are at risk for cocaine use disorder will inevitably get it, there are some things to look out for. Untreated mental illness, social pressures, home life, or economic stressors can all contribute to substance use. 

Get Treatment for Cocaine Addiction at SUN Behavioral Houston

SUN Behavioral Houston is located in Houston, TX. We meet the unmet needs of our community by offering a crisis care option with a 24-hour admittance. You can start your treatment now while thinking about it instead of waiting and changing your mind. For more information on cocaine treatment call us today at 713-796-2273.


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