Second only to marijuana in terms of the most number of users and addicts, cocaine use is directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans every year. Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant. Whether it's injected, smoked, or snorted cocaine enters the bloodstream and starts affecting the brain in a matter of seconds.
Cocaine boost levels of dopamine — the brain's feel-good chemical that also plays a crucial role in reinforcing a behavior — including one that's connected to pleasure and another that's involved in movement. These euphoric feelings are part of the reason some users may feel more alert, overconfident, energized, excited, or talkative. Regular abuse of cocaine changes the normal circulation and production of dopamine in the brain, making it harder and harder to feel pleasure without the drug.
Stopping cocaine use may lead to some withdrawal side effects including abdominal cramps, fatigue, lethargy, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and intense drug cravings. Because it is a stimulant, cocaine withdrawal can include emotional side effects including agitation, severe depression, anger, paranoia, lack of motivation, and emotional numbness.Empire Detox offers outpatient cocaine detox. During the detox process, you are monitored and treated for withdrawal symptoms. The team of caring medical professionals at Empire Detox understands how difficult it can be to stop using cocaine. They will support you and make your detox as painless as possible.
Medical support is optimal for detox from prescription drugs. At Empire Detox, we use medications that manage prescription drug withdrawal and allow our patients to remain comfortable during detoxification.
Drug detox is essential to rid your body and mind of harmful substances. It's crucial to remove them safely to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms that can undermine your efforts at recovery. That is why it is essential to receive professional detox treatments.
Your alcohol addiction may start as a couple of beers or a few glasses of your favorite cocktail. Over time, your social drinking can evolve into several bottles, drinking alone, and needing a drink instead of wanting one.