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Cocaine Addiction Recovery in Orange County

Working Medically and Psychologically to Beat Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is among the most addictive drugs, in part because of its short-lived effects and neurological properties. When cocaine is used, it rapidly enhances the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which are more or less responsible for good feelings. In enacting these neurotransmitters, the drug actually uses them all at once, leaving the user momentarily out of them once the effects of the drug fade. And because cocaine lasts roughly 10-30 minutes after each use, it easily forces the user back to the drug in order to restore those warm feelings of flooded dopamine and serotonin.

While in immediate usage the drug can cause euphoria, increased alertness and energy levels, it quickly dissolves into paranoia, irritability, and restlessness. In long-term users, the drug can lead to abdominal pain, stroke, seizure, respiratory arrest, and death. Heavy abuse of cocaine is highly dangerous, and the staff at Luminance Recovery works diligently to reverse the habit through medical and counseling treatments.

Signs of Potential Cocaine Abuse

As a cocaine addiction in your loved one is first developing, it may be difficult to detect. As the addiction progresses, you will notice sustained behavior that was not present in the individual before. These can include:

  • Overzealous excitation and spontaneous ideas, activities
  • Irregular sleep and insomnia
  • Overconfidence
  • Paranoia

These behaviors are natural reactions to the neurological imbalances caused by heavy or frequent cocaine use. And this imbalance is precisely what requires medical attention in order to correctly treat.

Treating Cocaine Addiction

Prolonged usage of cocaine disrupts the normal functionality of very essential neurotransmitters in the brain, and sudden ceasing of the drug will cause a harsh, emotional downfall at first. Our excellent medical staff is specifically trained to anticipate and treat these detox symptoms so as to help the cleansing process ensue most comfortably.

After the period of withdrawal, our counseling staff will then explore the reasons you or your loved may have so adamantly desired the rush of warm feelings cocaine immediately provides. Once we have gotten to the source of the addiction, you or your loved will then have a better understanding of the tendency. This, along with the healthy, proactive lifestyle learned while in treatment, will contribute to the ability to maintain a prolonged life without the need for cocaine.

Our intelligent and all-encompassing approach to cocaine addiction treatment strongly promotes the best chance at full and lasting recovery. Call Luminance Recovery at (714) 408-9609 or contact us online to begin fighting against you or your loved one’s harmful cocaine addiction.

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