Displaying listings from all locations.

Use the fields below to filter listings for a particular country, city, or state. Start by selecting the top most region, the other fields will be automatically updated to show available locations.

Use the Clear Filter button if you want to start over.

Listings:

(222 results for Cocaine Detoxification)

Cocaine Detoxification

Cocaine is a highly stimulating drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant, which grows both naturally and under human cultivation in various highland areas of South America. An illicit and extremely addictive drug, the two chemical forms of cocaine people abuse are a water-soluble hydrochloride salt and water-insoluble cocaine base (or freebase). The street name crack refers to freebase cocaine, and the characteristic crackling sound it makes when the mixture is smoked.

Regardless of the method of consumption (injection, smoking or nasal inhalation), the drug rapidly increases the brain’s dopamine supply. A neurotransmitter related to pleasure and movement, dopamine helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. This overstimulation induces feelings of euphoria and happiness, increased energy and heightened self-confidence. The effects of cocaine are short-lived and abusers rapidly develop tolerance to its effects. Over time, users must ingest progressively larger doses of the drug more often to attain an intensely pleasurable high. When dopamine levels fall below this new normal, withdrawal symptoms kick in, and their severity typically causes a strong incentive to continue drug use. Addiction occurs when this incentive becomes compulsive, with cocaine use turning into an obsessive focal point of daily existence.

Cocaine Detox

Prolonged use of cocaine can result in “crashing” characterized by anxiety, depression, fatigue, irritability and thoughts of suicide. Other common cocaine withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, nightmares, a general feeling of discomfort and extremely strong cravings for the drug. Cocaine dependent users have a statistically higher risk of other substance use disorders, as well as personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive disorders. That makes the mental health aspects of cocaine withdrawal particularly complex.

Despite extensive research studies conducted in the last few decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any medications to treat cocaine addiction. While no medications are dedicated specifically to treating cocaine dependence, antidepressants may be used in detox to help manage withdrawal symptoms experienced in early stages of abstinence. Often, a combination of medications and behavioral therapies are used to treat clients in both outpatient and residential addiction treatment programs. Among the most successful interventions are:

– Contingency management (also called motivational incentives) offers recovering cocaine users rewards for maintaining abstinence.

– Cognitive behavioral therapy helps people change damaging behaviors and replace them with positive behaviors that help prevent future relapse.

– The Matrix Model is an intense therapy especially effective for stimulant abuse. It includes family and group therapy, addiction education, relapse prevention, self-help groups and periodic drug testing to ensure compliance.

Cocaine Research

Dopamine receptor antagonists have been tested to treat cocaine addiction, however, clinical trials have been unsuccessful. While dopamine plays a central role in cocaine addiction, many other neurotransmitters including endorphins are involved in the complex changes in the brain associated with addiction. In animal studies, levo-tetrahydropalmatine, a purified alkaloid isolated from the herb Corydalis yanhusuo (native to China) demonstrated reductions in the reward- and drug-seeking effects of cocaine, oxycodone and heroin. Additional research shows low-dose naltrexone in combination with levo-tetrahydropalmatine has potential as an effective and well-tolerated medication for cocaine relapse prevention. Disulfiram, used to treat alcoholism, has shown promise in reducing cocaine use, possibly due to its ability to inhibit an enzyme that converts dopamine to norepinephrine.

Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb
Claim This Listing

Please login in order to be able to claim this listing.

You are not currently logged in. Please login or register first. When registering, you will receive an activation email. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see it in your email within 60 minutes.

Login

Not yet registered? | Lost your password?

addictioncom-fb

More on Cocaine Detoxification

Cocaine is a highly stimulating drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant, which grows both naturally and under human cultivation in various highland areas of South America. An illicit and extremely addictive drug, the two chemical forms of cocaine people abuse are a water-soluble hydrochloride salt and water-insoluble cocaine base (or freebase). The street name crack refers to freebase cocaine, and the characteristic crackling sound it makes when the mixture is smoked.

Regardless of the method of consumption (injection, smoking or nasal inhalation), the drug rapidly increases the brain’s dopamine supply. A neurotransmitter related to pleasure and movement, dopamine helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. This overstimulation induces feelings of euphoria and happiness, increased energy and heightened self-confidence. The effects of cocaine are short-lived and abusers rapidly develop tolerance to its effects. Over time, users must ingest progressively larger doses of the drug more often to attain an intensely pleasurable high. When dopamine levels fall below this new normal, withdrawal symptoms kick in, and their severity typically causes a strong incentive to continue drug use. Addiction occurs when this incentive becomes compulsive, with cocaine use turning into an obsessive focal point of daily existence.

Cocaine Detox

Prolonged use of cocaine can result in “crashing” characterized by anxiety, depression, fatigue, irritability and thoughts of suicide. Other common cocaine withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, nightmares, a general feeling of discomfort and extremely strong cravings for the drug. Cocaine dependent users have a statistically higher risk of other substance use disorders, as well as personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive disorders. That makes the mental health aspects of cocaine withdrawal particularly complex.

Despite extensive research studies conducted in the last few decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any medications to treat cocaine addiction. While no medications are dedicated specifically to treating cocaine dependence, antidepressants may be used in detox to help manage withdrawal symptoms experienced in early stages of abstinence. Often, a combination of medications and behavioral therapies are used to treat clients in both outpatient and residential addiction treatment programs. Among the most successful interventions are:

– Contingency management (also called motivational incentives) offers recovering cocaine users rewards for maintaining abstinence.

– Cognitive behavioral therapy helps people change damaging behaviors and replace them with positive behaviors that help prevent future relapse.

– The Matrix Model is an intense therapy especially effective for stimulant abuse. It includes family and group therapy, addiction education, relapse prevention, self-help groups and periodic drug testing to ensure compliance.

Cocaine Research

Dopamine receptor antagonists have been tested to treat cocaine addiction, however, clinical trials have been unsuccessful. While dopamine plays a central role in cocaine addiction, many other neurotransmitters including endorphins are involved in the complex changes in the brain associated with addiction. In animal studies, levo-tetrahydropalmatine, a purified alkaloid isolated from the herb Corydalis yanhusuo (native to China) demonstrated reductions in the reward- and drug-seeking effects of cocaine, oxycodone and heroin. Additional research shows low-dose naltrexone in combination with levo-tetrahydropalmatine has potential as an effective and well-tolerated medication for cocaine relapse prevention. Disulfiram, used to treat alcoholism, has shown promise in reducing cocaine use, possibly due to its ability to inhibit an enzyme that converts dopamine to norepinephrine.

Continue Reading
  • 877-825-8131