A detox can assist those suffering from the mental side effects that result from quitting Cocaine to better manage them.
What Is The Cause Of The Withdrawal Symptoms
Dopamine is released when Cocaine is used and it makes a person feel jovial. The user gets used to the feelings of happiness produced by the substance when Cocaine is abused for an extended time span. The Cocaine abusers system soon develops dependency to the drug to produce the levels of the hormone in order just to feel happy or normal. When someone quits Cocaine they feel withdrawal symptoms because of this. Avoiding these symptoms is the reason why many addicts keep abusing Cocaine.
The rate at which Cocaine was used and the dosage is what determines just how severe these side effects will be.
Side Effects Of Quitting Cocaine
It takes a short time for someone to start experiencing these symptoms because Cocaine wears from the body faster. Avoiding these withdrawal side effects is why many Cocaine users take larger doses of the substance over small periods of time, or as it is popularly called, "binge". Death may occur if the drug is used in excessive amounts just to curb the withdrawal symptoms.
When Cocaine use is stopped completely and abruptly, it can lean to suicidal ideation and an extremely low mental disposition. Immediately after you have stopped using Cocaine, you will start experiencing some of the symptoms. The first month of quitting Cocaine is the hardest because the craving of the drug would be so intense. Withdrawal symptoms lasts for a long time, it can last for months after the last use. Many people fail to stop using it become of the uneasiness that comes with the withdrawal.
Some of the side effects of stopping the use of Cocaine include:
Sudden spike in the appetite
Duration Of The Effects Of Stopping Cocaine Use
Withdrawal symptoms occur right away after the user stops using Cocaine. Addicts will feel extreme hunger, anxiety, irritation and tiredness. During the prevalence of the symptoms mentioned earlier, the actual Cocaine cravings is less intense.
Extreme Cocaine cravings will occur. Users will feel extremely tired, but they will have trouble sleeping. Users will experiences mood swings, they may feel very depressed, and have trouble sleeping due to nightmares.
They continue to have a low mental disposition, while also feeling a strong urge to use. It is usually hard for addicts to calm down at this stage and they start losing their focus. Other usual symptoms are uneasiness and short-temperedness.
Withdrawal side effects start to fade and body and mind start to recover. However, it should be noted that the desire to use Cocaine can still occur. Sometimes, nervousness and anxiety can also come back.
Detoxification And Treatment
Although it may take some effort and commitment, monitored detox is capable of offering recovering users a chance at a complete recovery. Most times a detox might not even be necessary. A good alternative that doesn't take up much of the user's times and also leads to success is outpatient treatment. If they are being treated from home, they go for check ups and usually spend at least 10 hours each week in a hospital. Doctors or counsellors in charge will execute a thorough physical and mental assessment during the treatment.
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Treatment Program For Cocaine Addiction Recovery
The most difficult symptoms of Cocaine withdrawal are on the psychological state, depression, anxiety, restlessness, and cravings.
For the time being, there aren't any approved medications that deal with Cocaine withdrawal side effects. The best treatments are to be involved in community groups and also attending psychotherapy, this has been shown to increase the success recovery rate.
There is also twelve-step groups like Narcotics Anonymous, this group provides the addicts with an encouraging environment which can give them emotional support.
Other than these groups, there is counselling whether it is individual or group, counselling can help users prevent a relapse. Most rehab facilities utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in counselling.
Help is available for Cocaine addicts as it is very difficult to overcome on your own. If you are interested in overcoming Cocaine addiction contact us now.