Cocaine is a potent and highly addictive stimulant that is derived from the leaves of the South American coca plant. Cocaine typically comes in the form of a white powder, which is commonly sniffed through the nose. The powder can also be dissolved into water and injected for a faster and more intense high. Crack is a crystallized form of cocaine that gets its name from the crackling sound that occurs when it is heated. Crack is typically smoked and can be more addictive than the traditional form of cocaine.
If you or a loved one are battling with a crack or cocaine addiction, The Last Resort can help. Through our selection of structured, evidence-based treatment programs at our rehab facility near Austin, we help men recover from a crack or cocaine addiction.
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Effects of Cocaine and Crack Addiction
Both cocaine and crack produce an intense feeling of euphoria known as a “high”. This feeling can give those who use it a burst of energy or self-confidence in social situations, making it an attractive option for individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders. The high from crack and cocaine is often short-lived, however, and can leave users craving more of the substance to retain the euphoria. Through this continued use, individuals can build up a tolerance and require more of the drug to achieve the same desired result, which can increase the risk of overdose.
In addition to the feeling of euphoria, the effects of crack and cocaine also include:
- Loss of appetite
- Persistent fatigue or inability to sleep
- Hyperstimulation, excitability, and irritability
- Hallucinations, psychosis, and paranoia
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate to dangerous levels
- Elevated body temperature to dangerous levels
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the side effects of prolonged prescription drug use, contact The Last Resort Recovery to learn more about our residential addiction treatment program.
Signs of Crack & Cocaine Addiction
The signs of addiction can vary from person to person, as some may be deeper into their addiction or better at hiding the signs. The most important part of identifying an addiction is considering your loved one’s typical behavior and how their current behavior or social interactions differ from that. You should also pay attention to physical and emotional changes that could indicate a cocaine addiction.
While there are a number of warning signs to look for, the common signs of crack/cocaine addiction include:
- Anxiety, depression, agitation, and irritability
- Sensitivity to light, touch, and/or sound
- Cracked lips if the drug is smoked
- Loss of smell or a persistently runny nose if the drug is snorted
- Weight loss or malnutrition due to a decreased appetite]
- Requiring higher amounts of the drug to achieve the same effect (tolerance)
- Continued use even if the drug has caused serious social and professional problems
- Withdrawal symptoms if the drug is stopped
If you or a loved one are exhibiting any of these signs of cocaine addiction, it is important to seek help. When an individual attempts to stop using crack or cocaine, they may experience withdrawal symptoms ranging from fever and irritability to more serious symptoms, such as depression or suicidal thoughts. For that reason, rehab facilities with supervised medical detox programs can help men who are committed to achieving sobriety. If you or your loved one are ready to take the first step, contact us to speak to our admissions team.
Treatment for Cocaine & Crack Addiction Near Austin
When it comes to treatment for a crack or cocaine addiction, there are many options. At our 55-acre rehab facility near Austin, we offer a comprehensive treatment program that specializes in helping men struggling with a crack cocaine addiction. As part of our men’s rehabilitation program, patients can expect to participate in various evidence-based treatments, such as:
If you or a loved one has accepted the need for help with a cocaine addiction, contact The Last Resort Recovery. Our admissions team will get to know you and your history with addiction to create a custom treatment plan for you.
After you’ve been admitted to our rehab facility near Austin, you’ll begin your personalized treatment plan that consists of evidence-based treatments to help you overcome your addiction to crack or cocaine.
When you complete your stay with us, we encourage you to continue participating in our aftercare programs, such as transitional living facilities and support groups, to maintain sobriety and prevent relapse.
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Get Help For Your Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine and crack are highly addictive substances that can be hard to stop using without professional help. The Last Resort works with men from Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and beyond, to offer comprehensive addiction treatment. Don’t let crack or cocaine ruin your life or the lives of those around you; contact us today to speak to our admissions team and get help now.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cocaine typically comes in the form of a white powder that is snorted through the nose or mixed with water and injected into the bloodstream for a faster high. Crack, on the other hand, is a crystallized form of cocaine that is heated, smoked, and often more addictive than the traditional form.
If you experience symptoms, such as cracked lips, lack of appetite, weight loss, and intense cravings when you do not use cocaine, you may be addicted to the substance and should consider seeking help.
Quitting cocaine cold-turkey can be risky with withdrawal symptoms often including fever, depression, and suicidal thoughts. If you believe you have an addiction and are committed to seeking help, contact The Last Resort. Our medical detox program can help you quit cocaine safely and under supervision. In addition to completing detox, you’ll participate in our evidence-based treatments for substance abuse.