Choosing Treatment: Why You Need to Call Rehab Centers for Information

Roughly about 14% of adults within the United States have at least tried cocaine and about 1 in 40 has used it within the past year. Out of that 14 percent most were young men between the ages of 18 to 25. Through rapid absorption into the nasal tissue, snorting cocaine has quickly become the quickest and most fast-acting technique for cocaine users. Cocaine quickly enters the individual’s bloodstream where it travels directly to the brain.[1]

Addiction impacts the brain by disrupting communication between the neurotransmitters and causes users to grow dependent on their drug of choice. Drug users get to the point where they can only focus on their addiction and the next time they are able to use. When addicts finally are able to accept the fact that they may need treatment for their cocaine addiction, they are able to finally move on and have hopes of getting past their addiction.

Why Treatment Is Important

Addiction can be caused by a variety of different influences, such as experiencing a traumatic event, a prior health issue, or even a mental health condition. Addicts may begin using cocaine to alleviate the pain of a mental health condition, but soon develop a dependence on the drug. They can become so focused on their use that before they even realize it, they have become fully addicted to cocaine.  As their addiction progresses, the less they try to maintain their responsibilities, both professionally and personally. Included in the following are some excuses addicts use to avoid seeking treatment:

  • They can stop using at any time
  • They are in control
  • They have yet to experience negative consequences
  • They can still function while using

Unfortunately, the decision to seek treatment is typically up to the addict, unless there are legal circumstances requiring them to attend rehab. Because of this, until an addict is in the mindset to fully seek treatment, he will find any and all excuses to convince others that he, at least for the time being, does not need to seek treatment. These excuses are a crutch for the addict to hide behind, making him feel better about not seeking treatment, even if he knows he probably should. Included in the following are ways that treatment can benefit an addict:

  • Improves mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual help
  • Increases knowledge, tools, and resources
  • Creates fundamental understanding of addiction, triggers, and relapse
  • Provides a strong foundation for a healthy, sober life

Many addicts fear treatment for numerous reasons.  Maybe the addict has heard stories of the painful withdrawals associated with cocaine addiction or is scared to come to terms with the trauma he experienced, which initially sparked his addiction. Fear of the unknown can cause any addict to be reluctant to seek and successfully complete treatment.

Choosing the Right Treatment Program

Once an addict is ready to take that leap into treatment, he is faced with hundreds of different options ranging from varied rehabilitation programs, therapy approaches, and locations to choose from. The process can quickly becoming overwhelming, causing the addict to alleviate the stress by again, reaching out to his coping mechanism and using.

To stop this cycle, addicts should make a list of realistic requirements they need in a successful treatment program. These requirements can range from programs offered, to amount of counseling sessions, and can also include specific locations or references to aftercare programs. Although each facility has the same goal for each addict—to successfully complete the program—not all the facilities are created equally. Some may specialize in a specific addiction or mental condition and not be equipped to treat any other conditions or diseases. The key is to find an adequate treatment program as quickly as possible, so the addict has less time to change his mind about treatment. Don’t be scared to ask numerous questions when following up on potential leads for a program. If the program is credible they will have no issues with answering any and all questions from both the addict and his loved ones.

Cocaine Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to cocaine and wants to learn more about rehab, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained and professional counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment for your condition.  One call can save your life, so call us today!


[1], Cocaine Use and Effects, Joseph Goldberg, MD, 11/28/2015, 6/23/2013.

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