Cocaine Addiction Treatment

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Cocaine Treatment

No one wants to be a drug addict or alcoholic, but this doesn't stop people from getting addicted. The most commonly asked question is simply, how? How could my son, daughter, father, sister, or brother become a liar, a thief, someone who cannot be trusted? How could this happen? And why won't they stop?

The first thing you must understand about addiction is that alcohol and addictive drugs are basically painkillers. They chemically kill physical or emotional pain and alter the mind's perception of reality. They make people numb. For drugs to be attractive to a person there must first be some underlying unhappiness, sense of hopelessness, or physical pain.

Never Give Up on Cocaine Treatment

Cocaine addiction is an affliction. The cocaine addict has most likely deeply hurt the family. Lying, cheating, job loss, violence, even criminal behaviors are all symptoms of the addictive behavior. If these were the symptoms of cancer would you give up? Of course not, you would try other treatments. You would go to the end of the earth to find something to save your loved one's life. If you have a chronic relapse victim in your life you are in the same position as a terminal cancer patient's family if not effectively treated. The cocaine addict will die or end up in prison. Unfortunately cocaine addiction is viewed all too often in light of lack of will power or the drug addict just wants to get high and doesn't care about his family. This could not be farther from the truth.

Never giving up should not be confused with enabling on the part of the family. The enabling behavior is destructive and must be stopped immediately upon identifying the active drug addict. The family must provide cocaine addiction treatment options only.

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.








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