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Medically Assisted Cocaine Detox Program

Cocaine is a highly addictive illicit substance that is mostly used as a recreational drug. Cocaine is a stimulant which means that the effects of the drug increases communication between the brain and the nervous and circulatory systems, causing alertness, euphoria and pronounced increases in energy. Cocaine use is highly addictive and associated with many negative effects such as drug abuse, cocaine addiction, overdose, and even death.

Detoxing From Cocaine

The cocaine detox process is brutal, and we do not recommend detoxing from cocaine, crack, or any other of the drug’s derivatives at home. The physical withdrawal symptoms and emotional distress during cocaine detox can be reduced to a much more humane level in a medically assisted detox program. A detox period followed by drug rehabilitation and therapy for cocaine addiction, the chances of recovering and staying sober increase dramatically. We encourage you to reach out to one of our rehab facilities if you or a loved one is addicted to cocaine. We’ve been there, and we can help you.

The statistics on cocaine are stark. Incredibly addictive and readily available, it is the second most trafficked illegal drug in the world. As of 2008, 15% of the United States population reported trying cocaine at least once in their life with 6 percent of high school seniors reporting using it in the last year. The good news is that cocaine use is on a general decline in the United States: in 2008 the number of regular cocaine users was approximately 2 million. In 2013 the number was 1.5 million. The bad news is that number is still shockingly high and there is plenty of work to be done to eradicate this drug and all the life-ruining effects that come with it.

Common Slang Terms for Cocaine:

  • Coke
  • Blow
  • Snow
  • Nose-Candy
  • Yayo
  • C
  • Rail
  • Powder
  • Sugar

Common Slang for Crack-Cocaine:

  • Crack
  • Rock
  • Gravel
  • Nuggets
  • Jelly-Beans
  • Bones

Not only is cocaine infamously addictive but the effects of cocaine addiction are equally devastating. Cocaine is a nefarious drug that ravishes the body and creates a physical and mental dependency for the drug. The body begins to build a tolerance and more and more of the drug is needed with each use to feel “normal.” This creates a dangerous vicious cycle that if left untreated will spiral out of control.

Immediately after use, cocaine activates the ‘flight or fight’ response in the brain which increases blood-pressure, widens the breathing tube, and narrows blood vessels. This leads to the long term effects that happen after chronic cocaine usage.

Over time this response will wreak havoc on the body. This effect strains the heart, brain, and lungs by pushing them toward their limit until they can no longer be pushed. Cardiovascular failure usually follows which can lead to death.

Long-term Effects of Cocaine Addiction:

  • Accelerated deterioration of the brain
  • Inability to “feel” emotions without the use of the drug
  • Depression
  • Undue aggression and anger
  • Heart problems such as irregular heartbeat
  • Tooth Decay
  • Organ Damage
  • Isolation from family and friends

Short-term effects following use are also troublesome.

Some Short-Term Effects Of Cocaine:

  • Agitation
  • Paranoia
  • A short-lived feeling of happiness followed by a long period of sadness.
  • Headaches
  • Elevated heart-rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of coherent thought
  • Hallucinations

Start The Cocaine Detox & Rehab Process – We Can Help

If you or someone you care about is suffering from cocaine addiction, know that you do not have face this illness alone. At Bay Area Recovery Center we help people with cocaine dependency overcome the many obstacles that addiction holds. Let’s face it together. Call 713-999-0116 to get you or your loved one the help they need today and learn more about the inpatient drug rehab programs near you.

Bay Area Recovery Center has successfully treated individuals dependent on drugs and alcohol for over 20 years.  People need to know treatment does work and there is life after cocaine addiction.  Let us use our experience and expertise to develop a detox and treatment plan that is personalized to your situation.  The illness of addiction is not something you or your family should have to go through alone.  We can help. Call us now (713) 999-0116 or (281) 853-8715.

History Of Cocaine

Cocaine is a fine white powdery substance that is typically snorted, although it can be injected or smoked in some variants like crack-cocaine. Cocaine is harvested from the coca plant which is found in South America; primarily high in the Andes Mountains. There it had traditionally been chewed by natives as a way to help with the high mountain altitude. Based on archeological records such as relics and art of the time, the use of coca leaves dates as far back as the 6th century.

It wasn’t until nearly a millennium and a half later in the 1800s when cocaine reached Europe and scientists learned how to better separate the cocaine from the coca leaf that cocaine began to be marketed as something to take recreationally. It was put into a wine called the Vin Mariani, after the chemist Angelo Mariani who invented the concoction, and became incredibly popular.

Following this, various beverage and pharmaceutical companies began incorporating cocaine into their products. Parke-Davis began selling a cocaine-infused tonic and, perhaps most famously, pharmacist John Pemberton began selling Coca Cola which contained a liberal amount of cocaine in the original formula.

Cocaine was prescribed regularly as a medicine. Notoriously, the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud was an advocate of the drug and regularly recommended it to not only his patients but his romantic partners and closest friends. One such friend was Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, a fellow doctor who had developed a debilitating opium addiction. Freud prescribed cocaine as a way to help Fleischl-Marxow overcome his addiction, but instead he became even more addicted to cocaine so much so that he would regularly hallucinate snakes slithering over his body. He died soon after, at the age of 45, and Freud felt such guilt over the death of his friend that he entirely reversed his opinion of what he had once called a “magical substance.”

Over time stories like this and many others revealed cocaine’s destructive and addictive attributes to society. People began to get sick, deteriorate, and be unable to live without chronically ingesting cocaine. In short, they were addicted. By 1912 there were 5000 cocaine related deaths annually and in 1914 under the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act the substance was finally banned in the United States.

From that time until the late 1970s cocaine remained an obscure drug until it returned in vogue as a stylish and expensive drug of the rich and famous. Various South American drug cartels provided the supply to eager Americans and a cycle of violence and addiction ensued.

In the mid-1980s a derivative of cocaine appeared on the streets known as crack-cocaine or simply “crack.” Named after the crackling sound that is produced when smoked, crack is a free-base form of cocaine that is chemically altered with baking soda to produce a “rock” that is then smoked. The vapor is inhaled through the lungs and distributed into the circulatory system. This amplifies the normal effects of cocaine and amplifies the addictive aspect and provides a much quicker but shorter high followed by a steep crash and craving for more cocaine.

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Mark SwansonMark Swanson
16:28 06 Nov 23
Disclaimer: DO NOT waste your time here UNLESS you are SERIOUS about RECOVERING from DRUG & ALCOHOL use and abuse. Bay Area Recovery Center (BARC) is a topnotch facility, program & staff for those who are ready to confront and recover from their addictions to drugs and/or alcohol.BARC is designed to provide onsite and follow up regiments that work if you work them. Cost friendly, BARC accepts most insurances, ask for Billy when you call.Speaking from experience, I highly recommend BARC for anyone, regardless of addiction issue or background. They will help you reclaim your life!
Joe Davis IIIJoe Davis III
17:06 02 Nov 23
This Recovery Center is by far the best Recovery place I have ever been, they you about the illness of alcoholism and the solution of the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous in the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous. As long as your willing, open minded, and honest. You can get what they have of a spiritual awakening/experience. Everyone that works there has been through the house and knows the struggles you are going through and you will be able to relate with you. There is no judgement.
Matt CarterMatt Carter
16:32 27 Oct 23
This place is probably the most important place I've ever had the fortune to visit. When I showed up here a year ago, I was bitter, selfish and a shadow of who I thought I was. If you or a loved one needs or wants to make a change, I can't recommend it more. The system they have here and the groups can genuinely help, even if you aren't fully willing, the messages will stick and make a new start possible.
Kyle JohnsonKyle Johnson
19:53 16 Oct 23
I checked in Bay Area Recovery in May 2023, I went into House 3 for inpatient help with alcohol and drug addiction. What I found at Bay Area is a warm and loving group of people that really care about the clients. It's a family I never knew I had. These people rolled out the red carpet for me and made me feel at home. They showed me how to get sober with the 12-steps of AA and gave me the necessary tools to stay sober, taught me a new way of life. I am eternally grateful to Bay Area Recovery and the staff.If anyone needs help this is the place to be. Everyone at Bay Area has been through this program and completely understands.Thanks for everything.Kyle Johnson
Patrick AbernathyPatrick Abernathy
22:24 11 Oct 23
If anyone is needing help I highly recommend barc. They helped my son get off drugs. The people there are the best in particular Billy. He is doing so well almost 2 years clean I'm so proud of him. If anyone needs help go there.
Michael WebberMichael Webber
18:21 03 Oct 23
Houses 1 and 3 were both great places to stay.Bay Area Recovery Center is very thorough and led by seasoned veterans.I wish I had come here much sooner.Thank you especially to Billy Smith, Blake Dittman, Joe Becnel, Greg Joinier, and Joe Shipley.

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