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Crack Detox

Crack cocaine is known to be the most addictive type of cocaine that a person can smoke. It is a free base form of cocaine, meaning it is purer in form and delivers a more intense high than other types of cocaine. Some impure types of crack cocaine are often sold, which makes them all the more dangerous, with serious health consequences.

Smoking crack cocaine gives the user an extreme high, with intense feelings of excitement, euphoria, self-confidence and happiness. All senses are stimulated and heightened, giving the user a general feeling of a 'buzz'. Because its effects are so short-term, users have to repeat hits time and again to achieve long-term effects from the drug.

If you abuse crack cocaine it can do serious and, in some cases, irreversible damage to your mind and body. If you are worried about a crack cocaine addiction and think we can help you or a family member, get in touch by calling us at Step 1 Recovery today. We offer round-the-clock leading care and support through our crack detox programmes that can help you live a life that is free from thoughts of crack cocaine abuse. Our staff are 100% dedicated and committed to our cause and are passionate about helping others overcome their addictions so they can get on with living positive futures.

Should I have a crack cocaine detox?

If you notice any of the following behaviours or actions and you or someone you know is addicted to cocaine, you should contact us at Step 1 Recovery for more information on how we can help with a crack cocaine detox programme:

  • Intentions to quit use of crack, but fail to do so
  • Repeated smoking of crack cocaine
  • Letting crack use influence your decision-making
  • Smoking crack cocaine anywhere, at any time of day
  • Suffering physical symptoms of addiction like vertigo, increased temperature, dilated pupils, increased heart rate and tremors
  • An increase in a tolerance to crack

Crack detox: what you need to know

If you would prefer to detox from crack cocaine in a safe and controlled location in the sunny Costa Brava with round-the-clock support, we can help at Step 1 Recovery. We have a passionate and dedicated team of therapists, addiction specialists, counsellors and health specialists to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment while remaining safe and healthy. Our team can give you the techniques you require to go forward and stay clean from crack cocaine abuse.

We encourage all our clients to meditate frequently, eat healthily and follow our advice to ensure success on a detox programme that enables you to go forward with confidence that you will not relapse and will leave your crack addiction behind you for good. We have a comfortable, state-of-the-art retreat in Spain’s sunny Costa Brava, so you will feel calm and serene during your stay.

Our crack cocaine detox programmes typically include the following treatment steps to ensure that we can manage your addiction and take you on a path towards being clean for good:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Speech therapy (talking in groups at our centre or with family and friends)
  • Contingency management (rewarding you for when you have managed to stay clean for a set period of time)

How long after my crack cocaine detox will it take for me to feel normal again?

Because crack cocaine is a much heavier concentration than other forms of powder cocaine, its effects are stronger, meaning stronger withdrawal symptoms when a user suddenly stops taking it. Like other forms of cocaine, crack causes chemical reactions and changes in the brain. When you stop taking crack, you should expect a variety of withdrawal symptoms that will cause discomfort for some time in the short-term, including:

  • Paranoia
  • Feeling tired
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling restless
  • Agitation
  • Nightmares
  • Fluctuating body temperature
  • Anxiety

Over time, these initial symptoms will become more manageable. Long-term withdrawal symptoms will last for extended periods, depending on the severity of your addiction. These include:

  • Ongoing anxiousness and worry
  • Insomnia
  • Anger
  • Fluctuating emotions
  • Agitation
  • Shaking
  • Generally feeling unwell

Generally speaking, you will be much healthier within a week from your last dose of crack, as the drug will have left your system and you will have recovered from any extreme or severe withdrawal symptoms that initially occur. Withdrawal symptoms typically occur from one to three days after you lose dose of crack. The severity of the symptoms will vary depending on how heavily reliant you were on the drug. Long-term, you may still feel withdrawal symptoms for up to three months since your last hit. It is always important to follow the advice given to you by advisors at our centre to make sure you stay on track and healthy during your detox, and to combat cravings effectively.

Why Step 1 Recovery?

We have helped many people overcome crack addiction through detox programmes.

Our team pride themselves on their unique and supportive approach to ensure that every in-patient succeeds in their journey to being clean and free from drug abuse. You can always count on our discretion and support. We have a stunning, luxurious retreat in Spain‘s Costa Brava, which boasts luxurious facilities. Take time for yourself in one of our three pools, lounge in the garden area, use the sauna or indulge in beauty therapy.

We also have deep breathing Tai-Chi and yoga classes to focus the mind and promote holistic well-being. Get in touch with us if you require more information on crack detox programmes.

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