The Steps to Recovery from A Cocaine Addiction

Published On: July 20, 20233.8 min read764 wordsCategories: Cocaine Addiction, Recovery

Cocaine use has tripled in the last decade, among demographics as young as 12 years old.

Over 33,000 pounds of cocaine have been seized at the border in the first five months of this year alone, not accounting for the amount of cocaine already present in the country.

Currently, cocaine is involved in nearly 1-in-every-5 overdose deaths.

Cocaine is not a novelty substance anymore, it’s used by males and females of all ages, races, backgrounds, financial and social statuses. The number of cocaine addictions and overdoses has been rising steadily each year, making treatment awareness all the more important.

In this article, we’re going to break down the different steps of the recovery process from a cocaine addiction, what recovery from this drug looks like, and how you can get started today.

What are the ‘steps of recovery’?

The steps of addiction recovery are the general phases each person goes through in the recovery process. Some of these are universal, such as going through medical detoxification, while others are more personal, depending on factors that are unique to you specifically. 

When it comes to cocaine addiction recovery, the physician and assisting medical staff will take into consideration a variety of elements when working with you to create your treatment plan. Depending on those different personal factors, the exact steps to recovery will look a little different per person, even if two people are going through the same general steps.

The recovery process from cocaine

Each person is on their own journey. Certain experiences are similar, and we can meet people with whom we find a deep resonance (especially with shared challenges like addiction), but we each lead a wonderfully unique life.

Every person’s cocaine addiction recovery timeline is going to vary slightly, and that’s normal and okay. Some people find it easier to open up in therapy and might progress faster in that area of treatment, while others may find long-term therapy more helpful for their recovery.

There are, however, some common phases within most cocaine addiction treatment plans. These include a professional evaluation, medical detoxification and depending on various personal and situational factors, enrollment in some sort of rehabilitation program.

The steps of cocaine addiction recovery

The first step of recovery is going to be an evaluation with one or several medical experts. This will be a discussion about you and the addiction. They’ll look at how long you’ve been using cocaine, how long you’ve been actively struggling with an addiction if you’re actively using or abusing other substances and other related topics.

After the evaluation, your medical provider will know enough about you and your specific needs that they will be able to create the optimal treatment plan for you. A common first step in these plans is to undergo a medically supervised detox from cocaine (professional supervision is crucial because some withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening).

Once you’ve gone through the cocaine detox, it will be time to start the mental, emotional and lifestyle rehabilitation from the consequences of the addiction. Depending on your individual needs and where you’re at after the detox, one type of rehab will be better for you than the other, typically either an inpatient or outpatient program.

After you complete one of these rehabilitation programs, you will embark on the final structured phase of recovery known as aftercare. This is where people sometimes are weaned off certain medications, wrap up final behavioral or counseling sessions, prepare to join a sober living home or return to independent living.

Start your recovery today

Freedom Detox specializes in providing personalized addiction treatment programs to men and women and supporting them through recovery into aftercare. Recovery doesn’t end when a program does, which is why our extensive network allows you to easily receive the treatment you need, in all stages of your journey.

Helping you achieve sobriety, reclaim your health and regain your freedom is not only our job, it’s our mission and our passion. Our compassionate staff is composed of physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, counselors and more, all of which strive to keep you safe and comfortable throughout your time with us.

We know reaching out can feel a little intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re ready to enroll in one of our programs or are just seeking more information, we’re ready to help in whatever way we can.

Send us a message or call us today to speak with one of our counselors and begin your journey to sobriety and healing today.

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