Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant, an illegal drug frequently abused by people who want to feel the blissful euphoria the drug provides. If you’ve been abusing cocaine, you know how great you feel when you’re high and how dark life feels without the drug. You may realize that you’ve lost contact with friends and loved ones as cocaine overtakes your life. You may feel powerless to stop using and terrified of the consequences of your addiction. You may be a slave to your addiction with room in your life for little else. Life doesn’t have to be this way. You can overcome your cocaine addiction and go on to lead a happy, sober life.
Highland Ridge Hospital has helped many people successfully overcome their addiction to cocaine and maintain a sober lifestyle. You don’t have to be a slave to your addiction any longer— let Highland Ridge Hospital help you reclaim your life.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Seek Treatment
If you’ve been stuck in a holding pattern, watching your loved one spiral downward into coke-fueled binges, you may feel powerless in the face of the addiction. You may want to help your loved one, but are not certain how exactly to go about it. You certainly don’t want to make matters worse. The worst thing that you can do for your loved one is to ignore the problem. Here are some tips for helping guide your loved one into treatment for cocaine addiction:
Don’t issue ultimatums: While it can be tempting to say “It’s me or the drugs,” in the long run it will not help your loved one, especially if you don’t intend to carry through with the consequences. Recovery from cocaine addiction is not as simple as wanting to stop.
Remind them about sobriety: Remind your loved one about all of the things he or she is missing out on. Talk to them about the things that you miss about them – their art, their music, their love – and remind them that if they get sober, they can have these things back.
Understand addiction: Addiction is a complex disease, not a choice. People who struggle with addiction face much criticism of their disease and you don’t want to play into that. Instead, begin attending N.A. and Nar-Anon meetings so that you’re able to best process what they’re going through as well as your own feelings.
Why Consider Treatment at Highland Ridge
If you’ve been struggling with cocaine addiction, you know the toll the drugs have had on your body. You’ve probably developed a tolerance to the coke and need more and greater amounts to feel the same kind of high. You’ve lost many things you once held dear – your relationship with your family, a beloved job, and the relationships that made life worth living. You may be broke, strung out, and miserable, knowing that there’s got to be more to life than this. There is.
An inpatient treatment program for cocaine addiction that is based around the 12-step model of addiction recovery is one of the best places to begin your journey. The benefit of an inpatient program for addiction recovery is the ability to spend time away from the stress, cares, and triggers of everyday life, allowing you to focus on the one thing that matters most – your recovery. Combining inpatient detox and rehab under one roof ensures continuity of care and allows you to focus on the behavioral and other challenges that caused the development of the addiction.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Highland Ridge Hospital, our number one priority is providing treatment for addiction with care, compassion, concern, and competence. We understand that you’re more than an addiction; you’re a whole person who needs to be healed in all areas of your life. This is why our treatment plans reflect your own unique needs – we know that there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, and we’ll work alongside you to develop a treatment for cocaine addiction that really works to meet all of your needs. At Highland Ridge, we’ve been helping people get sober for 25 years and we’re ready to help you live the life you always wanted.
Treatment Approaches at Highland Ridge Hospital
When you first come to us for addiction rehab, you’ll undergo a battery of testing to allow us to best meet and fulfill all of your treatment needs. Our medical evaluation will help us to determine if you are suffering from any medical complications due to your cocaine abuse as well as determine how physically dependent you are on cocaine. The psychological evaluations will let us figure out the emotional component of your addiction and diagnose any co-occurring disorders. The results of your evaluation will allow us to work alongside you to create a treatment plan that works to meet all of your needs.
Detox: If you come to us addicted to cocaine, the first step in your recovery process will be our humane detox program. Through detox, you’ll rid your body of any drugs or alcohol in your system in a safe, supportive environment. We’ll stabilize you and when you are done with detox, you’ll enter into our addiction recovery program based on the 12-step model for addiction recovery.
Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay to help manage any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and tapered down as you learn more adaptive coping skills. Other people may require more long-term medication management to help treat co-occurring disorders. Usage of medication will be determined by your treatment team.
Individual therapy is often used to help you work through some of the emotions surrounding your addiction. You’ll work closely with a therapist to unearth some of the traumas or situations that may have contributed to your addiction.
Group therapy is very important to people who are struggling with getting and staying clean. Through group, you’ll learn from others struggling with addiction and work together to learn, grow, and heal. We offer a variety of addiction-related groups, including A.A. and N.A., as well as process-based and psychoeducational groups.
Family Therapy: As addiction is a family disease, it’s important to include your loved ones in the recovery process. We hold family sessions to allow you to reconnect with your loved ones and allow them to share how your addiction has impacted their life. We’ll also provide your loved ones with referrals to available community resources such as Nar-Anon.
As a holistic treatment center, Highland Ridge Hospital is proud to offer a variety of experiential methods to complement traditional therapies. These methods may include:
- Art therapy
- Pet therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Leisure time
- Craft time
- Movie nights
- Wii games
- Gym & exercise time
- Puzzles, cards, and board games
Continuing Care and Levels of Care
At Highland Ridge Hospital, we aim to provide you with the right treatment plan in the least restrictive setting. You may opt to step up from traditional outpatient therapy or step down from our inpatient addiction program by joining one of our intensive outpatient treatments such as our partial hospitalization program (PHP) or our intensive outpatient program (IOP). We also provide inpatient treatment for children, teens, adults, and older adults who are in need of our services.
As your time with us draws to a close, you’ll work alongside our discharge planner to create a plan of care for your continued recovery. You may decide that you’d like to continue your care in a similarly structured environment and opt to join a residential treatment program. Others may opt to step down into one of our intensive outpatient programs, which will allow for slow integration back into your community. Still others may feel they’ve made enough progress in our treatment program that they’re ready to discharge home with referrals for traditional outpatient therapy and support groups such as N.A.