Why Do People Use Cocaine?
At first, a person might use cocaine because of its short-term effects. They might be offered the drug in a social setting, and experiment simply to be accepted by their peers. They might begin taking the drug to increase mental alertness, or in an attempt to self-medicate an underlying issue like unresolved trauma or a mental illness. When cocaine use becomes repetitive there is an increased risk of developing a dependence. This means cocaine use becomes compulsive and uncontrollable, and your loved one starts prioritizing obtaining and using cocaine over basic human needs like shelter, sleep and food. At Guardian IOP we understand how confusing and frustrating it can be to watch someone you love slip into addiction. Fortunately, there are ways you can help.
How to Help Someone Who is Using Cocaine
First of all, we recommend educating yourself on cocaine and cocaine addiction. This allows you to come from a place of compassion and understanding. If your loved one is in a place of denial, staging a professional intervention might be necessary. Art Guardian IOP we work closely with several professional interventionists in Florida and New Jersey who are willing to travel to help those in need. If you would like to be put in touch with an interventionist in your area, today.
Best Treatment Options for Cocaine Addiction
We also recommend a short-term stay in an inpatient detox center followed by an immediate transition into a higher level of clinical care, like IOP. In medical detox your loved one will undergo a safe and pain-free cocaine withdrawal. Once they have been physically stabilized they will transition into a higher level of care (determined by their personal clinical requirements). Our Treatment Advisors are standing by to help you determine which level of care is the right choice for your loved one. today to get started.