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Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programme
The rise in cocaine abuse in Ireland and the UK over the past decade has affected all levels of society, and a number of high profile cases among professionals have highlighted the use of cocaine as a stimulant in the workplace. Individuals and their families, colleagues and employers will all be affected. Cocaine is an extremely addictive drug.Cocaine reduces attention, memory, concept formation and mental flexibility.
Cocaine addiction is a biopsychosocial illness where biological, psychological and social factors all interact in a complex way. Cocaine addiction needs specialist detoxification and treatment. At Smarmore Castle Private Clinic we treat people and their families affected by alcohol and drugs. Our medical team, led by our Consultant Psychiatrist, ensures that each individual undergoes a rapid, comfortable detox that is specific to their needs.
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Cocaine Detox Withdrawal Symptoms
Mental withdrawal symptoms, rather than physical, are typical of cocaine withdrawal, although there are also risks for those with a history of fits, high blood pressure or heart disease. While cocaine increases alertness and energy, during detox the person experiences a cocaine “crash”. This causes fatigue, energy loss, mood swings, insomnia and restlessness. Intense cocaine cravings occur along with anxiety, paranoia, depression and occasionally suicidal thoughts.
Cocaine withdrawal symptoms are best treated by a medical team in a residential clinic setting, in order to avoid relapse. Our cocaine detox approach is also aimed at improving brain function and counteracting the toxic effects of cocaine on the brain.
Effects of Cocaine on the Brain
Cocaine damages and narrows blood vessels and reduces blood and oxygen flow in the brain. Research shows that cocaine use reduces attention, memory, concept formation and mental flexibility.
“It’s eerie to look inside the brain of a heavy cocaine user. Blood flow is sluggish and abnormal compared to the brain of a non-user. Such an abnormality may underlie memory loss, learning problems, attention deficits and even strokes.” – Harvard University Gazette.
The First Step to Recovery from Cocaine Addiction
Detoxification alone is not enough to stop the compulsion to use cocaine. A combination of cocaine detox, individual care planning and psychotherapy to target cocaine addiction, specialist addiction therapies, education on cocaine and the brain and holistic therapies (all monitored by our experienced and dedicated medical team) will assist a full and abstinent recovery from cocaine addiction.
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- How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance
For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More
- My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?
You can’t force someone to go to rehab. At the end of the day, it needs to be their decision because they are the ones that need to be open to turning their lives around. There are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter treatment, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the addict. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.
- Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?
- How Long Is the Treatment Programme?
Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.
- Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?
All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.
- Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?
Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.
- How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?
Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport and we can arrange a driver to collect you and bring you straight to us for free.
We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.