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Cocaine Detox in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Cocaine Detox

Cocaine is a strong stimulant, and it causes extreme stress on the heart, vascular system, and rest of the body. Chronic cocaine use can lead to hardened arteries, a high risk for fatalities. Although considered a recreational drug to many, it is rarely used that way. It's highly addictive nature leads to addiction a majority of the time, and there are dangers associated with both short and long-term use.

Each year, about a half million people arrive at Emergency Rooms to get help for problems with cocaine abuse. More than 160,000 people go to rehab to get help for cocaine addiction. Since only about one in ten people get rehab help who need it, this indicates that 1.6 million people are probably addicted to the drug. More than a thousand school-aged children need rehab for cocaine abuse each year.

Detox from cocaine is necessary for a successful recovery. Addiction to cocaine is serious and causes intense cravings and fast acting withdrawal symptoms upon cessation. So, what is the best way to detox and what should you expect?

Medically Supervised Cocaine Detox Center

A lot of cocaine users attempt to detox at home with no help or support from a medical professional. While this sometimes works to an extent, most of the time a relapse will occur due to remaining toxins and remnants in the body.

At Imperium in Fort Lauderdale, our staff is trained to properly detox our patients from cocaine and other substances. We monitor our patience withdrawals and administer drugs to ease them, as well as offering guidance for coping with symptoms. If a proper detox is not completed, symptoms can persist on and off for months.

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How Long Do Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

Cocaine stays present in the body for about 72 hours after stopping use. At this point, it can found in the urine and bloodstream, but small traces may be present in the body for up to three months.

The timeline for withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on amount and frequency they used on a regular basis. However, a general schedule is as follows:

Days 1-3

In this period it is normal for physical symptoms to begin to appear. Restlessness, anxiety, muscle cramps, and weakness may be present. You may have an increased appetite and a general “off” feeling. Psychological symptoms are typically moderate during this stage.

Days 4-7

This period will emit ranging levels of withdrawal and craving. You may experience doses of relatively low symptoms followed by extreme withdrawal. The most common symptoms during this time are depression, paranoia, restlessness, and muscle weakness. Psychological symptoms are typically at their highest during this time.

Week 1-2

Once the drug itself is out of your system and you make it past the hardest first week, things start to get easier. Physical symptoms decrease dramatically (especially when detox was completed under medical supervision/drug administration). The weeks following will continue to show progress and although occasional cravings and irritability may occur, our facilities will have given you the proper coping skills to work through it. Once Detox is completed, the next step is finding a rehabilitation program or counseling group to continue supporting your recovery.

Recovery is Possible

Detox isn't the answer to drug addiction, but it's the most important first step. In order to fully recover from substance, your body needs to have all traces of it eliminated. At Imperium in Fort Lauderdale, we know that a successful detox is key to long-term sobriety. That's why we use our accredited methods to help you clear your body of toxins and give you a blank slate to rebuild your life.

A full recovery from cocaine addiction is completely possible, and under the supervision of our staff at Imperium, it's only a phone call away.Treatment can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. If you have questions regarding Cocaine addiction and treatment, our staff is available around the clock to answer any questions you might have. If you or a loved one is ready to put addiction behind you, call us today to get one step closer to a sober life.

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