Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction services offered in Denver and Wheat Ridge, CO

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine use can result in numerous mental and physical health problems and have considerable adverse effects on your life. At Magnolia Medical Group’s offices in Denver and Wheat Ridge, Colorado, the experienced team uses psychiatry, counseling, and withdrawal medications to help patients overcome cocaine addiction. Call your nearest Magnolia Medical Group office to request a consultation or complete the online booking form to access personalized, compassionate cocaine addiction treatment.

What is cocaine addiction?

Cocaine (coke) is a potent stimulant that significantly impacts your brain’s reward pathways. The intense brain pleasure center stimulation leads to heightened euphoria, reinforcing drug-taking behavior and making cocaine highly addictive.

Understanding cocaine’s addictive nature and recognizing coke addiction helps people take their first steps in the healing process.

What symptoms does cocaine addiction cause?

Cocaine addiction symptoms can present differently depending on the patient but will likely involve physical and behavioral changes. Common symptoms include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Drastic weight loss
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • High blood pressure
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Increased agitation and irritability
  • Excessive excitability
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Unexplained financial issues
  • Lying
  • Reckless behavior

If you notice these signs in yourself or a loved one, cocaine addiction might be responsible. Severe addiction can lead to illegal activities because you’re desperate to fund your drug use. You could lose your job, home, and family and suffer serious health problems. For example, excessive cocaine sniffing can destroy the nasal tissues.

What’s the most effective treatment for cocaine addiction?

The most effective cocaine addiction treatment is typically a combination of several therapies tailored to an individual’s specific needs. The Magnolia Medical Group team understands that each patient’s journey to recovery is unique, so they offer diverse treatment options, including outpatient programs.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based approach to cocaine addiction. It involves using FDA-approved medications to manage cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and co-occurring disorders. The experienced team closely supervises patients on MAT, typically combining medication with behavioral therapies to provide comprehensive care.

Magnolia Medical Group’s outpatient treatment program could best fit patients who can’t take time out from their daily responsibilities. The program includes individual therapy with licensed addiction counselors and medication assistance. You also attend a psychiatric consultation to identify and address underlying mental health issues.

Patients benefit from individual, group, and family therapy. Support groups like Narcotics Anonymous can also be invaluable when you’re trying to overcome drug addiction.

Addiction is a complex disorder, and it doesn’t define you. The Magnolia Medical Group team provides professional, empathetic care tailored to your needs, so call the office today to request a cocaine addiction assessment or schedule a consultation by completing the online booking form.