Going into Rehab for Your Cocaine Addiction

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Do You Need Rehab?

Figuring out if you need rehab can be a difficult task. It will require a lot of honest introspection that a lot of people have never had to use before. The thing is, though, that if you have gotten to the point that you think you might need rehab for a cocaine addiction, then you most likely do. Likewise, if someone close to you like a family member, a good friend, or a coworker has sincerely told you that you have a cocaine abuse problem or an addiction, you may need rehab. At the very least, you should contact a South Florida rehab center like First Step Behavioral Health and discuss your situation.

 

Detox and Rehab

If you do end up going into rehab for your cocaine addiction, there is at least a little good news – the withdrawal symptoms for coke are significantly less intense than other addictive substances like synthetic opioids, heroin, or even alcohol. Still, that should not imply that quitting cocaine is going to be an easy task, especially since substances can affect people so differently. Similarly, those with a dual diagnosis, which is when an addiction is combined with a mental health disorder, quitting can be far more problematic and difficult, no matter what the substance is.

That all being said, detox and rehabilitating from cocaine addiction is more likely to be in an outpatient program than from most other substances, though there are still people who need inpatient care.

 

Staying Sober After Rehab

Once your rehab program has finished, you should finally be free from cocaine abuse. Still, the majority of people who relapse back to cocaine do so because a friend or family member give the drug to them, so staying sober after cocaine addiction rehab in South Florida will rely on your willpower and ability to avoid situations where cocaine use might be present, both of which are skills taught during rehab.

 

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.