Crack Cocaine Treatment Program
Crack Cocaine Treatment
What is Crack Cocaine?
Crack Cocaine is a stimulant drug that causes the brain to release a massive amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine that is responsible for allowing a person to feel pleasure. Crack cocaine is the crystal form of powder cocaine. It is modified from powder to rocks through a process of heating powder cocaine with water and baking soda till it forms a small crystallized rock, known as crack.
Crack is heated with a lighter and smoked either in a glass pipe or other smoking device. It is named crack because it makes a crackling sound when heated. Smoking the rock form of powder cocaine allows it to reach the brain more quickly and thus brings an intense and immediate rush that only lasts from five to ten minutes.
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Why is Crack So Addictive?
Since the vast surge of dopamine occurs when someone smokes crack, it makes a person feel an overwhelming sense of euphoria. People who smoke crack report feeling invisible, destined to success, elated, and excited to be alive. This is why crack cocaine is addictive. Most crack cocaine addicts are chasing the high. Crack smokers will binge on crack for days on end and even weeks trying to replicate their first experience when smoking crack. It is an endless cycle because while crack may cause a person to feel high, the chemicals responsible for allowing anyone to feel good are becoming depleted.
Crack Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs that exist. Normal levels of dopamine are released when someone falls in love, eats chocolate, or feels good when with family members or seeing a beautiful sunset. To explain it, dopamine, along with other brain chemicals, dictate what makes us feel pleasure and happiness. Many persons are instantaneously addicted to crack the first time they use it. In time, they will deplete the dopamine levels in their brain and not be able to feel pleasure without crack cocaine.
Signs and Symptoms of Crack Cocaine Addiction
The physical symptoms that can be present after a person has used Crack Cocaine include:
Other crack cocaine addiction symptoms, such as extreme alertness and talkativeness, can indicate crack use. The signs that someone has become addicted to crack cocaine usually begins with a change in their personality and their normal behaviors. Crack cocaine addiction causes a person to miss work, avoid family and friends, to remain away from home, financial problems, mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, and often sleeping for days at a time, and not caring for how they look or cleaning their house.
Crack Cocaine Treatment Program
Getting help for an addiction to crack will require professional crack cocaine addiction help. Evoke Wellness Florida Crack Cocaine treatment has experts who specialize in crack cocaine addiction. Our staff members include medical doctors, psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, and mental health therapists. As part of the crack cocaine treatment program, all of our clients are assessed regularly by psychiatrists and medical specialists. Because the brain is negatively affected by crack cocaine use, the people who are struggling with this addiction require specific types of therapy.
Many people who are addicted to crack cocaine are likely to have emotional and mental health disorders as a result of smoking crack. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports how cocaine addiction can eventually cause damage to the areas of the brain that enable a person’s ability to make the right decisions.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
Chronic cocaine exposure affects many other areas of the brain…cocaine diminishes functioning in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), which appears to underlie the poor decision-making, inability to adapt to negative consequences of drug use, and lack of self-insight shown by people addicted to cocaine. (NIDA)
The first step in getting help for an addiction to Crack Cocaine is to seek a professional crack cocaine treatment program. The programs that we offer at Evoke Wellness Florida for the treatment of Crack Cocaine addiction begin with medically supervised detoxification, followed by long- or short-term treatment.
Our crack cocaine programs provide each client with an individualized treatment plan to tailor to their specific needs. We offer inpatient and outpatient crack cocaine addiction treatment programs for men, women, and young adults. To speak with an admissions counselor to learn how to be admitted into our crack cocaine treatment program in Florida, first, call our program specialists. Our specialists will provide you detailed information about bed availability, cost, and insurance as well as make arrangements for admission, door to door travel, within 24 hours or less.
Evoke Wellness FL: A Premier Medical Detox
At Evoke Wellness Florida, we help clients detox from alcohol and drugs under the best possible treatment and surroundings. Our medical drug and alcohol detox facility is located in a beautiful, private location over-looking a tranquil lake in Miramar,
Florida. Our relaxing surroundings, high-end amenities, delicious and nutritious
food, and team of professional practitioners, help clients move through the detox
phase quickly, safely and comfortably. After detox, clients have a wide range of
options to transition seamlessly to the next step in their addiction recovery. While
the medical detoxification process is not easy, many clients recognize early on that
is not nearly as intense, painful, or uncomfortable as anticipated. We help them
build foundations needed to maintain long-term sobriety.