Questions to Ask a Cocaine Rehab Center

Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. It is a central nervous system stimulant with many negative side effects including the following:

  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Lung trauma
  • Sore throat
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Increased risk of autoimmune or connective tissue diseases
  • Lethargy
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Fatal overdose

Deciding Which Cocaine Rehabilitation Center Is Best for You

Deciding to enroll in a cocaine rehab program is a huge choice to make. There are many things to consider when choosing the facility that best fits your needs. Most people do not have much prior knowledge pertaining to drug treatment and the process involved. Whether you are looking for rehab for yourself or on behalf of a friend or family member, there are some important questions you should ask in order to ensure the center will be able to provide the best possible care. While you may have any number of your own questions, you may want to ask the following:

What is the success rate of the center?
This is an important question for obvious reasons, but it can be a tricky one. Be sure to ask questions pertaining to how they calculate their rate. You will want to compare centers. A center with a success rate of 70 percent or above is usually considered very good. Be wary of a center that claims above a 90 percent success rate.

How does the center define success?
Success rates may vary according to each center’s definition of success. Success should be measured on a long-term basis.

What sort of follow-up care is offered?
Cocaine addiction causes long-term emotional and psychological difficulties, and if ignored your risk of relapse can rise exponentially.

The more you can find out before enrolling, the better chance you will have of choosing the program that offers you the best chance of a full recovery.

How to Begin Cocaine Addiction Recovery

If you or someone you know is suffering from cocaine addiction and is looking for the best treatment options, we are here to help. Please call our toll-free helpline to learn more about recovery and what questions you should ask. We are available 24 hours, so please don’t wait to get the help you need.

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