Cocaine withdrawal symptoms are quite unlike the withdrawal symptoms of other drugs, which may cause some people to think there is no withdrawal period for cocaine addicts. But this is quite untrue.
Opiate addicts, including those who have abused morphine, heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone will go through severe muscle aches and spasms, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting along with severe stomach cramps. These is what most people think of when they think of withdrawal.
A chronic cocaine user going through withdrawal or a user coming off a binge experiences a crash with strong cravings, anxiety, agitation and fatigue, and an inability to feel pleasure. The user will often feel depressed and restless.
One of the worst parts of cocaine withdrawal is the intense cravings for the drug. Therefore a cocaine rehabilitation and recovery program must include a method of reducing and eliminating these severe cravings.
Fortunately, the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program provides a long-term, residential program which actually includes drug-free, healthy methods of withdrawal and eliminating drug cravings. It is possible to come off of cocaine and not need drugs in the future. Narconon doesn’t use other drugs to substitute for the drug that the addict is withdrawing from. Instead, the program includes one-on-one counseling and personal care, a nutritional program designed to support and rebuild the recovering addict’s healthy body, and intensive training in the life skills needed to stay drug-free long after the program is over.
The cocaine abuser will go through the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, which will help to rid him of the drug residues that are lodged in the fatty tissues of the body. This is done through daily moderate exercise, supervised time in a dry-heat sauna, and increased nutritional supplementation. Throughout the program, the user is regaining more and more of himself, both in body and in mind and spirit.
He is then given more one-on-one orientation exercises, which help him to now see the world without the drug “filter” he has been looking through while on drugs. He will also learn the reasons he didn’t confront the issues of his life more directly, and instead sought the escape of cocaine use. As he goes through more of the life skills training, the recovering cocaine user finds out he can direct himself on a morally straight road, and get back a sane, drug-free and productive life.
Cocaine is so addictive that many addicts continue to pursue the drug euphoria long after they know that it is destroying their lives. Whole fortunes have been wasted on drug abuse of cocaine as it stimulates such a false confidence that users may spend thousands on cars, prostitutes and other extravagances. Long after the drug high wears off, the user is stuck with the devastating results of his spending spree.
This doesn’t have to happen. There is hope for recovery from cocaine addiction through the Narconon drug rehabilitation program.
In fact, Narconon has been helping addicts recover for 45 years in various countries around the world. It is so effective that seven of ten recovering addicts who complete the Narconon program remain drug-free after returning home.
Please call now to find help for your loved one. Cocaine abuse doesn’t have to ruin the rest of his life. Please call now at the phone number above.