Cocaine Withdrawal Systems
Although stopping cocaine use may not involve the same physically intense symptoms as some drugs like opioids, alcohol, and benzos, the psychological withdrawal that occurs when you stop using cocaine may still be very difficult to manage without a professional cocaine detox program for Orlando residents. Some of the withdrawal symptoms you may experience when detoxing from cocaine include:
- A slowing of your ability to perform regular activities, along with physical fatigue and exhaustion.
- Difficulty concentrating and slowed-down thinking.
- Restlessness in your body and feeling like you cannot relax.
- An inability to feel pleasure (anhedonia) and an inability to experience sexual arousal.
- Anxiety or depression, leading to suicidal thoughts or actions.
- Difficulties sleeping, including vivid nightmares.
- Physical withdrawal symptoms include tremors, muscle aches, chills, and nerve pain.
- Gaining an increase in appetite.
- Experiencing strong cravings for cocaine.
Timeline for Cocaine Detox
The timeline for cocaine detox will vary a little depending on your level of addiction, environment and stress levels, physical and mental health, the amount and frequency you were using, and whether you were using other substances like alcohol or drugs.
In general terms, cocaine withdrawal symptoms will resolve after seven to 10 days. However, you will most likely feel sudden, unexpected cravings for the drug for a long time, sometimes years, after drug detox. Maintaining a continued connection to a sober community is essential for this reason.
Medications Used in Cocaine Detox
There are not any drugs that are FDA-approved to treat cocaine addiction specifically. Still, medications may be provided in a medical drug detox program to help you deal with the discomfort of withdrawal.
One example of a medication often used to help people detox from cocaine is Propranolol. This is a beta-blocker that is usually prescribed to help with anxiety and other psychological issues. It treats hypertension and heart conditions, helping promote calmness in the body by slowing your heart rate.
Pain medication like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be provided for body aches. Psychological medication such as mood stabilizers or antidepressants may be prescribed if you have a co-occurring mental health condition that needs treatment alongside your substance use disorder.
Cocaine Detox at WhiteSands
Along with our incredible luxury facilities, at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, we offer comfortable and safe drug detox and drug rehab programs for Orlando residents. For detox, you will live in our drug detox facility and be seen by an addictionologist within the first 24 hours for assessment and to help create a customized treatment plan regarding therapy goals, physical health, and medication for your unique case. You will meet with a therapist, as well as a life-skills guide, to begin treatment that will continue into your rehabilitation program once detox is complete.
Your comfort is paramount at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, even during cocaine detox. Your room will have a detox patio area with comfortable seating, food, and drinks. To keep you safe while in our care, there is a minimum of two nurses at each detox station at all times, along with a behavioral health technician outside the detox rooms. All you need to do is open your door and ask for help if you need it or speak to a staff member at one of your 30-minute safety checks.
Through detox and rehab, we will help you get to the underlying issues that cause addiction and help you recover your physical, mental, and spiritual health through an integrated combination of group and individual therapy, counseling, education, physical health, and holistic treatment care.
Why Choose Medical Detox for Cocaine?
Residents in Orlando may want to choose a medical detox for cocaine for help if they have experienced more than one relapse when trying to quit on their own or if depression and mood swings become a factor when you try and cut back or stop your cocaine use. Medical detox can help you deal with the cravings and psychological issues that cause addiction and keep you safe, as your progress and mental health will be monitored by addictions and medical professionals. Contact us today to learn more about our luxury medical detox program and what we can do to help you.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.