Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction

Are you looking to recover from a cocaine addiction? We can help. We help people find the best detox and rehab facilities for cocaine addiction in the UK. The facilities and services we work with provide patient-centred care with a mix of alternative, holistic, and essential addiction rehab therapies. You will stay in comfort while you recover from your addiction to alcohol.

Helping cocaine addicts quit cocaine.


Cocaine is one of the most common drugs which can cause drug addiction in the UK. It is a Class A drug, which means that the UK Government recognise the damage it can do. Cocaine is highly addictive, and all advice is that you should not start using it. But what happens if you already are?

You can become addicted to cocaine from the first time you use it. If you keep it up, you will soon find that you crave it more and more. You will have to use increased amounts of cocaine to get the same level of high as your first time. This means you can eventually overdose chasing that initial high.

The only way to break free of a cocaine addiction is to stop using it. If you have been using cocaine for a long time, abruptly stopping using can do more harm than good. You find yourself stuck in a cycle where you can’t abruptly stop using it, but you know you cannot continue. Cocaine use leads to horrific health problems that can ruin your health.

This is all you need to know about cocaine rehab in the UK. If you have already decided to seek help for your addiction, you can call findrehab to arrange your place in a rehab.

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is classed as a class A drug, which means the UK government see it as one of the worst drugs you can use. It is highly addictive and taking too much of it can kill you. Cocaine is a stimulant, or an ‘upper.’ It is predominately made in South America, where natives have historically chewed on the leaves of the Coca plant to relieve pain or as a medicine.

Over 100 years ago, chemists managed to isolate cocaine hydrochloride from the plant leaf itself. This led to the production of pure cocaine in the early 1900s. Cocaine use remained in our society in a watered-down version. Pure cocaine is far more likely to kill you than most of the cut cocaine available in today’s UK market.

Cocaine still has uses in modern medicine. Cocaine still has its uses to in local anaesthetics, among other things. We use cocaine in end-of-life care, where addiction no longer matters.

How Addictive is Cocaine?

Cocaine is highly addictive. You can become addicted to cocaine the first time you use it. About 22k people in the UK suffer from a cocaine addiction annually. These are only the ones who seek treatment for it. In recent statistics, the ONS reported around 777 deaths from cocaine addiction in the UK annually.

What does Cocaine Addiction do to you?

The first time you use cocaine, you will feel an elation and confidence that comes with a sense of being high. It will feel like being drunk but without blurred vision, slurred speech, and a sense of overwhelming energy instead of lethargy. When you first take cocaine, a friend may offer it to you at a party. It is a party drug because of that rush of energy that it gives you. The person who offers it to you may call it coke, cocaine, crack, snow, blow, or rock.

If you decide to take it, you are in danger of becoming a regular user. Cocaine sends elevated levels of dopamine to your brain, which makes you feel good. This dopamine flood is the thing that makes us want to come back for more. Eventually, we won’t be able to feel enjoyment without taking cocaine.

If you keep taking it beyond this point, you are at serious risk of an addiction and eventually an overdose. At its worst, cocaine overdose causes heart attacks, strokes, convulsions, and seizures. You do not want to take an overdose of cocaine; it might kill you.

What does Cocaine Addiction do to you?

The first time you use cocaine, you will feel an elation and confidence that comes with a sense of being high. It will feel like being drunk but without blurred vision, slurred speech, and a sense of overwhelming energy instead of lethargy. When you first take cocaine, a friend may offer it to you at a party. It is a party drug because of that rush of energy that it gives you. The person who offers it to you may call it coke, cocaine, crack, snow, blow, or rock.

If you decide to take it, you are in danger of becoming a regular user. Cocaine sends elevated levels of dopamine to your brain, which makes you feel good. This dopamine flood is the thing that makes us want to come back for more. Eventually, we won’t be able to feel enjoyment without taking cocaine.

If you keep taking it beyond this point, you are at serious risk of an addiction and eventually an overdose. At its worst, cocaine overdose causes heart attacks, strokes, convulsions, and seizures. You do not want to take an overdose of cocaine; it might kill you.

Long Term Side Effects of Cocaine Addiction

There are several side effects of the long-term use of cocaine. It is illegal for a reason. Remember, any symptoms of cocaine addiction you have will worsen over time.

Some side effects of cocaine addiction include:

·        Headaches

·        mood swings, including depression or anxiety

·        nose problems, including loss of smell and septum decay

·        Bowl decay if swallowed… Cocaine rots your insides.

·        Convulsions or fits, seizures

·        Extreme paranoia

·        Lack of appetite

·        Insomnia

·        Photosensitivity

What are the Signs a Loved One is Using Cocaine?

Cocaine is one of the most expensive party drugs used in the UK. If your loved one doesn’t have any money after pay day, it could be they are feeding their cocaine habit. Look out for a combination of signs to confirm your suspicions. Do they often suffer nosebleeds or running noses? Do they disappear to the bathroom often when you are out at parties? Do they keep drugs paraphernalia around their rooms? Cocaine paraphernalia might include a bank card to ‘cut’ cocaine, a clean tray and a rolled-up banknote or straw through which addicts use to sniff the cocaine. Also look for powder residue on bank cards and the tray.

How do you stop taking cocaine?

The best way to stop taking cocaine is to check into a cocaine rehab facility. They can take you through detox from cocaine and then teach you techniques to help you avoid a future relapse. Rehab is the best way to get a firm grip on a cocaine addiction.

What are the Stages of Cocaine Rehab?

Cocaine rehab takes place over three stages. When you choose a residential rehab clinic through us to recover in, both detox and rehab take place in the same building. You will detox from cocaine addiction in the first 5 days. After or during, you will take part in rehab activities for the duration of your stay. Rehab activities include therapy sessions, group work, and holistic approaches to treat your addiction. Once discharged, you will receive aftercare to help you recover and prevent relapse.

Together, we can help you recover from cocaine addiction.

Where Can I get Help for Cocaine Addiction in the UK?

You can seek rehab and detox help for your cocaine addiction through us at findrehab. Our rehab partners are ready to welcome those who wish to go through rehab for their cocaine addiction. Contact us today to begin your rehab journey.

Read our blog post on Cocaine addiction here

Frequently asked questions

How long do I need rehab for cocaine addiction?

The amount of time you will need rehab to treat cocaine addiction varies from person to person. Since withdrawal doesn’t need to be medicated, you will be able to start therapy and treatment straight away. We would recommend a full program of 28 days in order to get to the root cause of your addiction then to confront and overcome it.

Do I need residential rehab for cocaine use?

There are options other than residential rehab. An online intensive outpatient option is available for those who cannot take time away from work or family or if an inpatient option is too cost restrictive. One option isn't always the best for everyone and we would encourage you to get in touch so we can discuss the best options for you.

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