Cocaine Treatment that works
Relapse and Chronic Relapse, Is Recovery possible?
Yes recovery is possible, In fact Relapse is not part of recovery. Relapse is a symptom of ineffective cocaine treatment programs. Statistically 75%-90% of all cocaine addicts will relapse within the first year of release from traditional cocaine treatment programs. The short term28 day inpatient model or outpatient drug rehab centers have in the past demonstrated these failure rates.
Addicts usually do work the programs they are taught and do give their best efforts. Unfortunately many drug addicts fail. You hear from the professionals "he didn't work the program" or "he's not ready, he hasn't hit his bottom". In fact the program has failed the cocaine addict and their family.
Relapse is a heart breaking event for a family it can in fact be the breaking point. All too often relapse is where the family takes a hard line and tells the addict to "do it on their own" or "we can't help you anymore". This is the time families are needed most. There are other cocaine treatment options such as programs that have higher success rates or that offer "peace of mind" guarantees to families.
This is the time for long term effective care that will treat the bio-physical drug cravings and the underlying emotional pain, the root of the drug addiction. Typically a 3-5 month residential drug treatment program with 4-6 months of follow-up aftercare is the recommended cocaine ;treatment method, for most hard-core cocaine addiction.
Cocaine Addiction Treatment Aftercare and "Peace of Mind" Guarantees
Some facilities offer "peace of mind" to the families sponsoring a loved one through cocaine treatment. Many addicts have tried and failed various cocaine treatment methods only to relapse, sometimes quickly after release. This can be a frustrating and heartbreaking experience to a family that just shouldered the burden of cocaine treatment. There are a few long term private care facilities that do offer "peace of mind" guarantees. Simply stated once the addict has successfully completed the program should they falter or relapse within the first six months of release they are eligible for re-admittance with only the room and board to be covered. This can be of great value to families and drug addicts who have relapsed after completing cocaine treatment before.
At some facilities a long term aftercare is suggested, some even offer this in the form of a "work exchange" program. Which is available to those who feel that intensive aftercare treatment is the best option. Once the drug addict has successfully completed the program and based on their performance during drug treatment they are eligible to apply to stay another six months. During this time they will help other drug addicts achieve what they have found in sobriety in exchange for a nominal salary, room and board, and aftercare treatment in a supportive environment.
These value added services are only available at a limited few drug rehab facilities and have proven to be invaluable to families and cocaine addicts.