Powder cocaine and crack cocaine are essentially the same drug because they have similar properties. Crack cocaine is condensed into a harder “rock” form that is smoked as opposed to powder cocaine which is most often snorted. Powder cocaine has the perception of being a more expensive drug. However, due to the short-lived nature of crack highs, individuals often spend large amounts of money on crack even though the price of each individual bag may be less expensive.
It’s important to know that recovery is always possible from crack cocaine or powder cocaine addiction. Our professionals at TruHealing Gaithersburg are committed to treating each and every client with the dignity and respect they deserve. Reach out to TruHealing Gaithersburg online or at (833) 625-0398 to learn more about our cocaine addiction treatment program.
The Dangers of Cocaine
Early intervention can change a person’s life direction. It is always ideal to stop drug abuse before experimentation and mild addiction turn into a moderate or severe addiction.
Signs substance use is turning into cocaine addiction include:
- Prioritizing cocaine use
- Cravings for the drug
- Increase in use
- Hiding cocaine use
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Neglecting work or family responsibilities
If you or a loved one is showing signs of cocaine abuse or addiction, reach out to the professionals at TruHealing Gaithersburg today for help with cocaine treatment and recovery options.
What Type of Drug Is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a stimulant or “upper.” Stimulant abuse results in an increase in energy and level of alertness. Cocaine is made from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America.
What Class of Drug Is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a Schedule II drug, which means it is considered to have a high potential for abuse as well as physical and psychological dependence. Also, cocaine has a high risk of overdose.
What Are Common Cocaine Drug Effects?
There are many common signs of cocaine use and addiction.
Examples of cocaine drug effects include:
- Bursts of energy
- Increased anxiety
- Being secretive
- Rapid weight change
- Awake for unusually long periods of time
- Active at unusual hours
- Changes in interests
- Changes in social behavior
Outpatient Treatment at TruHealing Gaithersburg
Cocaine abuse and addiction can result in a range of adverse consequences. At TruHealing Gaithersburg, our cocaine addiction treatment options include outpatient treatment (OT). This form of treatment is often recommended for those dealing with cocaine addiction. OT is considered a low-intensity treatment option compared to a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP).
In TruHealing Gaithersburg’s outpatient treatment program, clients have an opportunity to choose to continue living at home or in sober-living community housing. In OT, clients spend several hours a week undergoing a range of therapeutic treatments. Activities vary depending on a person’s individual treatment plan. Often, those in OT will spend time engaging in addiction and nutrition education, recreational activities, individual counseling, and group therapy. The overall goal of our OT program is to help clients learn life skills, healthy practices, and tools that promote positive choices and overall well-being so that clients can excel in sober living.
In many instances, outpatient treatment is the final step of a rehabilitation journey. Many TruHealing Gaithersburg clients in our outpatient program will have previously participated in more intensive levels of care. In certain instances, a client’s medical team may determine that the low-intensity level of OT is a sensible starting point based on individual circumstances.
If outpatient treatment does not sound like the treatment you require at this time, we encourage you to look into TruHealing Gaithersburg’s other treatment programs and services.
These options include:
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Aftercare program
- Relapse prevention program
Choose TruHealing Gaithersburg for Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Contact TruHealing Gaithersburg today by filling out our online form or calling (833) 625-0398 to speak with a trained professional. We can help guide you through our treatment options to determine which is best for your recovery needs, so reach out to TruHealing Gaithersburg today.