Cocaine Abuse

The Addiction:
A brief discussion of the history of the plant (Erythroxylum coca), cocaine’s reputation is a proven medicinal modality and also as an illicit drug. Cocaine is obtained from the leaves of shrubs that are indigenous to Peru and Bolivia.

First described in the 16th century, as a plant that was chewed and induced feelings of exhilaration and pleasures. Later in 1859, cocaine was purified and thought to be a cure for alcohol and morphinism and used by the medical profession at the time. Unfortunately, to many early patients ended up with one more habit, that being cocaine. Fortunately cocaine addiction recovery is available, including early intervention and substance abuse education.

According to the U.S. Comprehensive Drug Abuse Act of 1970, cocaine is classified as a “schedule II” drug (“high abuse potential with small recognized medical use”). The pharmacology and toxicology of cocaine is similar to that of amphetamines. The primary effects of cocaine are feelings of mental agility, greater precision of thought and actions, immunity to fatigue and muscular power. The primary stimulant in cocaine triggers the effects of euphoria, confidence, increased heart rate and blood pressure, dilated pupils, increase in body temperature.

Treatment considerations in cocaine addiction recovery can vary due to severity of use and abuse including the frequency of use, quantity, purity of cocaine and combinations of opiates and or alcohol or other drugs abuse. Cocaine addiction recovery is essentially a Bio-Psycho-Social approach of medical/physical, psychology, co-occurring diagnosis and family/friend loved ones social status.

Seeking Help:
At Ranch Creek Recovery, we have a team of highly qualified staff members along with the beauty and serenity of our Temecula Drug Rehab to help our clients recover from Cocaine Addiction. Our process involves designing an individualized treatment plan with each client as soon as they arrive at Ranch Creek Recovery. If you or a loved one are seeking treatment for their Cocaine Addiction call us today for help.