At Villa Oasis San Diego, we are committed to helping our residents make it through the treatment process. We pride ourselves in our ability to treat a variety of drug dependencies. One of the most common is cocaine.

One benefit of our San Diego treatment facility is that residents here are sequestered away from the outside world while recovering.

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    What is Cocaine?

    Cocaine is primarily used as a stimulant and cannot be prescribed by a medical professional. It is a highly addictive drug that ups your levels of alertness, attention, and energy. Due to the nature of its effects, cocaine is often used recreationally in a variety of ways.

    Cocaine must enter the body in one of three ways:

    • 1. Intravenously: The drug may be diluted with water and injected through the skin.
    • 2. Inhaled: The drug may be vaporized and enter through the lungs.
    • 3. Orally: The drug may be rubbed on the gums.

    Some of these methods act faster. However, all of them have the same addictive qualities.

    Identifying Cocaine Addiction

    When a person is addicted to cocaine, there are often noticeable short-term and long-term effects. Identifying these will often help loved ones decide whether someone they know is struggling with an addiction.

    Some short-term side effects include:

    • Intense happiness
    • Paranoia
    • Irritability
    • Sensitivity to touch, sound, and sight
    • Decreased appetite

    When these aspects all seem to be at play at the same time, it can often mean that a person has a cocaine addiction. However, it is important to speak with the individual before long-term effects begin to take hold.

    For those with an increased need for cocaine, there may be even more glaring side effects and mounting health problems. These can include:

    • Persistent headaches
    • Mood disorders
    • Lung damage
    • Heart disease/heart attacks
    • Seizures
    • Sexual issues
    • Loss of smell/nosebleeds/runny nose
    • HIV/hepatitis

    Should these long-term effects be identified, it is imperative that the individual be confronted with these ongoing suspicions. Cocaine use is often compounded by a need for more stimulation. This will lead individuals to need more of the drug to get the same high.

    Treatment at Villa Oasis San Diego

    At Villa Oasis San Diego, we are well aware of the need for cocaine rehabilitation. One of the first steps in this process is detox. Depending on the amount and length of use, this process may be quite painful. However, our dedicated staff is there to walk residents through the entire process. This will allow residents to feel safe and taken care of.

    Those going through cocaine detox will experience at least some of the following:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Paranoia
    • Increased cocaine cravings
    • Vivid nightmares
    • Hostility
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Physical withdrawal symptoms

    In certain cases, our medical professionals will prescribe medication to help with some of the more severe side effects. The detox process does not follow a specific timeline and may take longer depending on the level of dependence.

    Therapy Options for Cocaine Addiction

    Once the detox process is complete, the time for behavioral rehabilitation can begin. This process will involve a few basic methods of treatment.

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    With cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), individuals will be provided with one-to-one psychotherapy that will help them come to terms with what they are going through. It will encapsulate the roots of their addiction, the addiction itself, and where the recovery process will lead.

    In therapy, residents will also get the chance to discuss their reasons for using cocaine, how it makes them feel, and what they hope to get out of treatment.

    Group Therapy

    At Villa Oasis San Diego, we pride ourselves on our group therapy program. With no more than six people in a group, each resident has a chance to explore their problems. They also have the added bonus of hearing from others just like them who are going through similar situations.

    In this setting, the group is a key factor. For many people, drug use has led to isolation and the pushing away of loved ones. This recession from society can be hard to return from, and the group is often the first step in that process.

    A group mediated by a medical professional allows residents to find their narrative, begin their story, and take the necessary time to listen and learn from others. These group sessions allow them to express emotions they may have had problems expressing previously. The group provides a safe space with like-minded people who can rely on each other for help.

    Family Education

    As our residents make their way through the healing process, many will need to rebuild broken safety networks. This means family and friends who may have been pushed away due to drug use.

    A piece of this may include involving these individuals in the healing process. Villa Oasis San Diego is happy to invite these loved ones into our family so that they can learn as well. We can provide information, support, and the concepts associated with the next steps.

    Find Support at Villa Oasis San Diego

    With any rehabilitation process, the amount of time necessary for treatment will vary. While some may believe that 30 days is the exact amount of time needed, the truth is that it can often be much more. This all depends on the needs of the resident. Villa Oasis San Diego is prepared to create a detailed plan of care that will outline the basic steps necessary to get through recovery.

    However, it should be noted that the process is ever-evolving. On top of that, recovery does not end when rehabilitation ends. In fact, it will often continue throughout the person’s life. Cocaine addiction does not go away, it is examined and dealt with on an ongoing basis. Villa Oasis San Diego will help residents with the building blocks of recovery.

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