Cocaine takes the form of a loose, fine white powder that is typically snorted by the user after they have split it up into thin lines for nasal ingestion. Some users also inject heroin by mixing it with water to create a solution. It can be smoked as an alternative, which can lead to breathing and lung problems.
Cocaine users generally experience feelings of increased confidence, excitement, animation and happiness, as the drug is a stimulant. Once snorted, it can take up to 30 minutes to take full effect, although this will depend on the purity of the substance, as completely pure cocaine is very expensive to obtain so many users use a blend of cocaine mixed with another, cheaper drug. The positive buzz experienced by the user is short-lived, with many users reporting an 'up' feeling for between 20-30 minutes. For this reason, increased and repeated use of the drug is required for the 'high' to have a longer lasting effect. With prolonged use, cocaine can have several damaging effects on the body.
If you or if you think someone you love might have a cocaine addiction, we can help at our rehab centre at Step 1 Recovery. We have a compassionate approach to cocaine addiction treatment that involves mindfulness and holistic therapies, and can help you or a family member to recover and live a life that no longer involves drugs.
When we first begin to work with you we will discuss your cocaine addiction in detail to determine its severity, as many users can become dependent on the drug. Many are often surprised to hear that you do not have to be a daily cocaine user to be considered an addict. We will focus on the way the drug makes you feel, and the way it has affected your health, personal life and relationships, and job. You will be assigned a therapist who can give you 24/7 support and talk you through your bespoke treatment plan. If you have had previous drug addiction treatment, we will discuss this and how you found the process, and also talk about any occasions when you have visited a doctor and tried to get help through a NHS route. When you stay with us at our retreat in Alicante, we will be understanding and sympathetic and will ensure that you receive the best treatment, whether you are staying for a short time or a good few weeks. Our staff will make sure that you always feel safe, secure and healthy. We will discuss detox therapies and psychotherapy, so that you can change your attitude towards cocaine and kick the habit for good.
There are various ways we can help rehabilitate you from cocaine addiction. They are:
Family therapy: This is where we get you together with your loved ones and talk about your addiction as a group, covering your triggers and feelings, and how your drug usage affects your family, too. This method is great for people who may not want to face counselling on their own and require support from family or friends.
Cognitive behavioural therapy: This is an intensive therapy session in which we change your attitudes towards cocaine and they way you think about the drug. This will lead to positive thoughts of life without using cocaine. You will receive constant support throughout any thoughts of relapse.
Detoxification: We will look at your current cocaine usage, and depending on the severity of your addiction, will work to slowly wean you off of the amount of the drug you take, so your body slowly adjusts and becomes used to having very little amounts of the drug. From here, we will work to completely eliminate it from your life, so you no longer feel the need to use cocaine.
Group session therapy: With this kind of therapy you can talk to others at the centre who have also experienced or are recovering from cocaine addiction, so you can learn from their insights. It also allows you to share your thoughts on your own addiction. Talking to others is a great way to release negativity and to encourage positive feelings that will help you on your journey to recovery and reach your goals. You will be accompanied by a friendly and supportive member of staff at all times.
We want your rehabilitation from cocaine addiction to be as comfortable and enriching as possible. Our professional team are very experienced in planning detoxes that help and support those that want to emancipate themselves from cocaine addiction. We can give you effective guidance through a bespoke programme that focuses on healing your body, mind and soul with holistic practices, helping you to walk away from cocaine abuse for good.
We are based in the sunny Costa Brava – a relaxing haven in Alicante where spending time in a warm and nourishing climate can work wonders on both mind and spirit. Our stunning retreat at the La Paz centre has been designed to give you the very best in luxurious comfort while you recover in the Spanish sunshine. We encourage mindfulness activities such as meditation, counselling and yoga to re-adjust your mindset and help you focus on relaxation and recuperation.
Our well qualified, helpful and supportive staff are why we have been able to successfully cure so many people of their cocaine addiction to live a drug-free life. All of our staff members are deeply passionate and committed in supporting their clients at all times. We select our team for their experience and dedication to addiction therapy, as well as their sympathetic and positive approach to getting you back to being yourself. All of our staff exercise the utmost discretion at all times, as well as understanding. Reach out to us today to find out how we can help you or someone you love with a determined or suspected cocaine addiction.
Our multi-disciplined team are all industry-leading experts in their individual fields. They are dedicated to providing you with treatment, support, and care around the clock, for as long as you need it.
Pharmacist, Head nurse
Certified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist
Admissions Manager & Life Coach
MSc Clinical Psychology
Personal Assistant to General Manager