Detox is a crucial first step in most people’s recovery journey. Detoxifying from addictive substances presents a number of potentially fatal medical risks, psychological challenges, and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Types of cocaine
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythroxylum coca). The purified chemical — cocaine hydrochloride — is isolated from the plant over 100 years ago. It has been used medicinally to block pain, and for anesthesia. It is also a popular illicit drug, which comes in a powder (cocaine) or mixed with other substances to form crack cocaine. It can be inhaled, smoked, or injected intravenously.
Like other stimulants, cocaine affects the body’s central nervous system and enhances neurotransmitter activity in the brain. Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy. Adverse effects include elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. Prolonged use of cocaine leads to dependence, addiction, and a number of negative and potentially harmful effects.
How do I know if I need cocaine detox?
A cocaine detox program is used to treat individuals who are struggling with substances or addiction and may meet the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder.
Substance use disorder is a serious medical condition affecting an estimated 20 million Americans (SAMHSA, 2017). The effects of substance use disorders are wide-ranging and potentially fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 1 million Americans meet the diagnostic criteria for dependence on cocaine annually. Cocaine misuse was also responsible for over 500,000 visits to emergency rooms in a 12-month period.
Cocaine is highly addictive and challenging to withdraw from without professional medical detox. Effects of sudden withdrawal can include the risk of cardiovascular events and even psychosis.
There are many reasons why people don’t seek the help they need, including feelings of shame and fear about the process of detoxification. Many fear that detox will be uncomfortable, painful, and even fatal.
The reality is that detoxing from stimulants is potentially dangerous without proper medical care. You will know if you need detox by seeking professional medical assistance from a qualified medical provider. Our admissions team would be happy to help advise you as to the best next steps.
Cocaine detox and withdrawal symptoms
Depending on the type of cocaine, severity and frequency of use, detoxing from cocaine may cause withdrawal symptoms, including:
- Slowed movements
- Impaired memory and cognition
- Heart problems
- Loss of interest
- Increased appetite
- Body aches
- Intense or unpleasant dreams
We can help overcome uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms through effective, safe, and comfortable medical detox provided by addiction experts. Our patients are rarely uncomfortable because we provide an individualized plan for each patient and their needs.
Different types of cocaine detox centers
There are various types of detox. Not all detox options are the same, either. Many medical detox centers use outdated protocols and oral medications within the confines of psychiatric facilities, leaving patients feeling dehumanized while they stay in a sterile and cold environment.
The Gallus Method of Cocaine Detox
Gallus Medical Detox provides the comfort of a residential facility, but with clinical expertise that is far superior to most detox facilities. We offer safe, effective, and personalized treatment. We are so proud of our proprietary method that we named it The Gallus Method.
The key features of Gallus Medical Detox include:
- Individual treatment plans
- Psychological, physical, and social assessments
- IV Therapy Program
- 24/7 medical supervision
- Cardiac telemetry and video technology
- Adjustments to treatment plans to suit our patients’ needs
- An individual recovery plan identifying resources and next steps toward a long-term recovery
We have addiction treatment centers in Arizona and Colorado, with more opening throughout the US this year.
Detox Options for Drugs & Alcohol
Gallus Medical Detox offers the following detox services at all of our centers:
- Stimulant detox treatment: cocaine, methamphetamine, Adderall, Ritalin, and bath salts
- Opiate detox treatment
- Alcohol detox treatment
- Polysubstance detox treatment
- Benzodiazepine detox treatment
- High-dose methadone detox treatment
- Other drug detox treatment (THC, bath salts, kratom, barbiturates)
What our patients say about Gallus Medical Detox
Our patients are the best judge of the quality of our care. Here is what they have to say:
- “This place is nothing short of exceptional!”
- “These are some of the kindest, most compassionate staff I’ve ever met. I truly felt loved, and respected. I would recommend Gallus to anyone with a substance issue.”
- “Each and every person I dealt with here was amazing. Thank you for making this process gentle and easy. I can’t thank you enough!”
Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today and see how we can help you or your loved one take the best first step toward recovery: 866-358-6446.
Alternatively, you may call 866-358-6446 and speak to an admissions customer care specialist.