There will be some psychological effects when someone tries to quit Cocaine addiction, such as depression, anxiety, impatience; psychological effects can be treated by medical detox.
What Are The Causes Of Cocaine Withdrawal
Dopamine, a happiness-inducing chemical in the brain, is released in extreme amounts when Cocaine is used. Eventually the body becomes addicted to the drug when it's taken regularly. In order for the user to feel like themselves again or for the brain to even release dopamine at all, they need to constantly use Cocaine. Trying to stop using Cocaine is what leads to the side effects of withdrawal. In order for the users to not feel these withdrawal symptoms, they develop the need to use Cocaine on a regular basis.
How intense withdrawal side effects will be, relate to how often and the doses of Cocaine that was used.
Side Effects Of Withdrawal
After the final hit of Cocaine is done, the side effects of quitting follow shortly after, since the "high" felt lasts for a short time only. In an effort to avoid the side effects of withdrawal, they will use more of the drug. More often than not, binging of Cocaine results in death by overdose.
The abrupt quitting of Cocaine use results in depression and suicidal thoughts. Moments within quitting Cocaine is when the side effects manifest themselves. The first month of quitting Cocaine is the hardest because the craving of the drug would be so intense. It may last for months from the time of quitting. Withdrawal symptoms are hard to overcome, therefore it is very difficult for users to quit Cocaine.
Common symptoms of withdrawal from Cocaine include:
Desire to eat increases
Duration Of The Effects Of Stopping Cocaine Use
As soon as you stop using this drug, you will start feeling the side effects. The withdrawal symptoms that will appear; short temper, irritation, restlessness, fatigue and increased appetite. During this time, the urges for Cocaine are low.
Extreme Cocaine cravings will occur. This stage is where the dependent is tired due to the struggle with the symptoms but unable to sleep. Despair and constant hallucinations are some of the common effects that follow later.
Severe Cocaine cravings and depression go on. It is usually hard for addicts to calm down at this stage and they start losing their focus. They also exhibit susceptibility to temper and anxiety.
Over time, the physical and mental symptoms start to subside as the user begins to get better. When withdrawal symptoms start to reduce, the craving can still come back during this time. You can still experience restlessness, even when you are healing.
Medical Care For The Abrupt Withdrawal From Cocaine
Detoxification in a credible facility that offers supervision and care, conductive to a safe recovery but still requires the commitment of the patient. Most times a detox might not even be necessary. A good alternative that doesn't take up much of the user's times and also leads to success is outpatient treatment. In the outpatient setup, the patient is required to visit the rehab facility up to 12 hours per week. Doctors or counsellors in charge will execute a thorough physical and mental assessment during the treatment.
If you want to know more about inpatient vs. outpatient treatment now, contact us for more information.
Medical Care For Cocaine Dependency
Nervousness, cravings and depression are some of the hardest withdrawal side effects to deal with when it comes to Cocaine dependency.
Unfortunately, the side effects of stopping the use of Cocaine cannot be eliminated by medicinal means. What has led to many users successfully quitting Cocaine is behavioural therapy and support groups.
Notable support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous employ 12-step programs to help and provide support to the patient.
They will learn about how to reduce the craving of Cocaine when they attend these group sessions. The most popular counselling is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
There is always a way out from the addiction of crack. If you are interested in overcoming Cocaine addiction contact us now.