Cocaine addiction is a serious disease that can be treated. Addiction to cocaine is associated with a very intense desire to use the drug regardless of the physical or psychological consequences that result from the drug abuse. Cocaine addiction affects not only the individual who is using the drug but also the friends, family members, co-workers and society where that individual lives. Fortunately, there are various types of treatment for cocaine addiction which can help those directly and indirectly affected by this deadly disease.
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Behavioral Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
The most common type of treatment that is used for cocaine addiction is behavioral treatment. There are two very common types of behavioral treatment that are used to treat those addiction to cocaine: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Community Reinforcement. Each of these types of behavioral treatment for cocaine addiction actually have very different methods of treatment but they have both been found to be rather effective forms of treatment, especially when combined with traditional counseling and therapy.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: This type of behavioral treatment involves helping the recovering addict to learn what triggers them to use cocaine and then take appropriate measures to avoid these situations to the best of their ability. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven a very effective form of treatment for coke addiction.
- Community Reinforcement: This type of behavioral treatment involves rewarding the recovering addict with goods or services when they meet certain recovery goals such as passing a set number of drug evaluations, completing a certain aspect of treatment or meeting a similar goal. The positive rewards system may include gift certificates, restaurant vouchers, or similar items that are provided as gifts to the addict when they meet certain recovery goals.
Medical Treatment for Cocaine Addiction
Unlike opiates, there are no drugs which have been proven to be effective at treating cocaine addiction. There are certain medical treatments that can help to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal or which may help the recovering addict to heal more quickly from the addiction but nothing that is directly connected to recovery from cocaine addiction itself. During the detoxification phases of coke addiction treatment, medical treatment may be provided to help ensure that the recovering addict is medically safe. Such treatment can include antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications to assist the recovering addict in remaining calm and also in ensuring that they do not become a danger to themselves or others during detox.
As with any type of medications or medical treatment, it’s important to recognize the inherent risks associated with taking any drug. Cocaine addiction is best treated through a series of detox, counseling and aftercare without the use of additional drugs or medications.