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Cocaine is a stimulant that induces feelings of euphoria and alertness. Recreational and regular cocaine use can lead to cardiovascular problems, mental health concerns, and addiction. Left untreated, cocaine addiction can negatively impact personal relationships and lead to job loss, financial devastation, overdose, and death.  

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we believe that recovery is possible. We provide innovative, evidence-based treatment for adolescents ages 11-17 and adults age 18 and older who are struggling with cocaine addictions. 

Signs & Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction is a type of stimulant use disorder that is characterized by a person’s inability to stop using cocaine even when it is negatively affecting their life. The signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction vary from person to person. However, there are several common signs and symptoms that may indicate that someone is struggling with a cocaine addiction.  

Common signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction include: 

  • Extreme mental alertness 
  • Sudden bursts of hyperactivity 
  • An inability to stay still 
  • Aggressive or sudden outbursts 
  • Moodiness 
  • Appetite loss 
  • Paranoia or distrust of others 
  • Increased heart rate 
  • Dilated pupils 
  • Muscle tremors 
  • Profuse sweating 
  • Hallucinations or delusional thinking 
  • Irritability 
  • Decreased need for sleep 
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, or touch 

Signs and symptoms that can indicate that someone has developed an addiction to cocaine include: 

  • Intense cravings for cocaine 
  • Trying and failing to quit using cocaine 
  • Using cocaine in secret or hiding use from friends and family 
  • Needing more cocaine to experience the desired effects 
  • Using cocaine to manage emotions or to achieve an emotion 
  • Spending a significant amount of time and money seeking and using cocaine 
  • Increased difficulty recovering from the effects of cocaine use 
  • Neglect of responsibilities at home, school, or work 
  • Withdrawing from social activities to spend more time using cocaine 

If you have any of these symptoms or worry that you may have an addiction to cocaine, it is possible to change the direction of your path. Receiving professional care at a qualified cocaine addiction treatment facility like Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital can help you learn skills and strategies that can enable you to live a more fulfilling, healthier life.  

Cocaine Addiction Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that from 2015-2016, overdose deaths involving cocaine increased by 52.4%. And in 2017, nearly 20% of drug overdose deaths involved cocaine.  

Those who have cocaine addictions have always been at risk for overdose deaths. However, recent studies suggest that the use of cocaine and opioids together is putting people at even more risk for overdose deaths. CDC recently published a report on the relationship between cocaine and opioid use between 2011 and 2021. The report includes the following statistics and facts on the relationship between opioid and cocaine addiction in the United States during that decade: 

  • Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine rose 22% between 2020 and 2021. 
  • Between 2011 and 2021, the rate of drug overdose deaths involving cocaine and opioid use increased more quickly than the rate of overdose deaths involving cocaine without opioids. 
  • In 2021, 78% of overdose deaths involving cocaine also involved opioids.  
  • Since 2017, there have been more overdose deaths involving opioids and stimulants than overdose deaths related solely to stimulants. 
  • The rate of drug overdose deaths involving both cocaine and opioids in 2021 was 7.4 times higher than it was in 2011. 

Effects of Cocaine Use

While everyone who uses cocaine is at risk for death due to overdose, there are less extreme yet still devastating outcomes that can result from cocaine use and addiction. Potential negative effects of untreated cocaine addiction include: 

  • Cardiovascular problems, including elevated heart rate and blood pressure 
  • Respiratory concerns, such as difficulty breathing and lung damage 
  • Gastrointestinal complications, such as abdominal pain and nausea 
  • Nasal damage, including the perforation of the nasal septum 
  • Injection-related problems, including collapsed veins and transmission of diseases 
  • Psychological dependence 
  • Mood swings and increased risk for developing mood disorders 
  • Cognitive problems, such as impaired memory and decision-making skills 
  • Strained relationships 
  • Social isolation 
  • Financial instability 
  • Inability to maintain employment or participate in academic pursuits 
  • Arrest and incarceration 
  • Suicidal ideation 

If you are struggling with a cocaine addiction, you can avoid these outcomes. By getting professional cocaine addiction treatment at a place like Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, you can change your life for the better. Our team of compassionate professionals specializes in providing the kind of effective care that can help you achieve lasting recovery. 

What Does Cocaine Withdrawal Look Like?

When someone quits using cocaine after they’ve developed a dependency on it, they may go through a period of withdrawal. The symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can be uncomfortable and distressing and can challenge a person’s commitment to recovery. However, qualified professionals can help people go through this crucial step.  

Cocaine withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person depending on a number of factors, including the person’s age and the length, amount, and type of cocaine use. 

Common symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include: 

  • Intense cocaine cravings 
  • Extreme fatigue 
  • Increased appetite 
  • Agitation and irritability 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Disturbances in sleep patterns 
  • Slowed mental alertness and activity 
  • Gastrointestinal problems, including vomiting and diarrhea 
  • Leg cramps 
  • Headaches 
  • Lack of pleasure 
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Paranoia 
  • Body aches 
  • Trouble concentrating 
  • Disturbing dreams 

Withdrawal symptoms can make it difficult and sometimes dangerous to stop using cocaine on your own. Receiving cocaine addiction treatment at a qualified place like Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital can help you rid your body of cocaine as safely and comfortably as possible.  

Therapies & Services We Use To Treat Cocaine Addiction

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we provide evidence-based care that is tailored to each patient’s particular needs. Our team helps each patient complete a thorough evaluation that gives us insight into their background, symptoms, cocaine use, and therapeutic goals. Based on the information we gather during your evaluation, your treatment plan may include: 

  • Detoxification services: For patients who arrive at our addiction treatment center with harmful substances in their systems, we provide detox services. Our detox program typically lasts seven to 10 days, though the actual time a person spends in detox can vary depending on their treatment progress. During this time, our physicians and nurses oversee the patient’s withdrawal process to ensure their safety and comfort.  
  • Basic medical care: Our team of doctors and nurses can provide basic medical care for our patients on an as-needed basis. If someone needs advanced medical care, we will work with our medical partners to arrange care for them. 
  • Medication management services: If medication is part of a patient’s care plan, our team of nurses can monitor their medication needs on a regular basis. 
  • Group therapy: Patients in our cocaine addiction treatment program participate in four daily sessions of group therapy. Our experienced counselors lead these sessions, which give patients the chance to support their peers and learn more about topics like relapse prevention, the principles of the 12-Step program, and coping strategies. 

Because we see recovery from cocaine addiction as a journey, we provide each patient with a thorough aftercare plan before they leave our hospital. A patient’s aftercare plan may include referrals for outpatient services and recommendations for community resources that can help them continue to progress once they’ve left our cocaine addiction treatment center.  

Why Choose Our Arizona Cocaine Addiction Treatment Center

Located in Mesa a short drive from multiple major Arizona cities, our cocaine addiction treatment center provides premier inpatient care for adolescents and adults who want to heal from cocaine addiction. Stays in our inpatient programs are typically short, around five to 13 days, because our aim is to help patients stabilize as quickly as possible so that they can step down to a less intensive level of treatment.  

Our approach to care involves addressing the mental, physical, emotional, and social aspects of cocaine addiction. Our well-rounded, innovative treatment methods are evidence-based, offering our patients the chance to build a strong foundation for lasting recovery. 

Cocaine addiction treatment at Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital includes: 

  • Round-the-clock supervision 
  • A safe therapeutic environment 
  • Care from multidisciplinary professionals 
  • Community support 
  • Research-backed modalities 
  • Discharge planning 

Our modern hospital offers a comfortable and secure environment where our patients can focus on their recovery journeys. Our patients work with a team comprised of physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, and addictionologists who specialize in cocaine addiction treatment. Together, we collaborate with our patients and monitor their progress during their stay with us so that we can alter their treatment plans if necessary. Our goal is to provide personalized, effective care that helps our patients achieve long-term success. 

If you believe that you or a loved one may benefit from receiving care from our team of addiction treatment specialists, please call us to learn more about our services. One of our admissions coordinators is available 24/7 to answer your questions and help you begin the admissions process by taking a free screening. 

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital.