Interventions for Cocaine Addiction
As with other kinds of substance addiction, the cocaine addict will find it almost impossible to rehabilitate himself and remain clean of drugs for the rest of his life. Cocaine like other street drugs are highly addictive and rehabilitation will require professional help. It is sometimes getting to the point where the addict realizes that he needs help like a intervention, that can be the biggest obstacle. Hitting the bottom can be the turning point in the addict’s life, but that point could cost him his life if an overdose is the result. It would be best if help is sought before this crisis arrives.
However, close friends and family will notice if your behavior has changed, and it will not take an expert to notice that you have become a drug user. Depending on how serious the addict is taking their concerns, it might require an intervention to save the life of the addict. In either of these cases there are professional facilities available that can assist.
Drug rehab facilities with experience will assess the addict and the situation regarding his or her relationships. Therapies will often be a combination of both medication and psychological therapy. If the rehab only focuses on using medication, the cocaine addict might be cleared of the drugs in his system, but then returning to his normal life, relapses might occur as he will not be prepared to deal with situations where he is confronted with drugs once more.
Where only psychological therapy is employed, the patient may go through a very painful withdrawal process which is not easy and could inhibit the success of the therapy. The most successes have been achieved with a combination of the two approaches, and that is what most rehab facilities will be using to help the cocaine addict. Part of the therapy will include a plan to recover from a relapse.
This might sound hypocritical, but it is necessary for the drug addict to be aware that he might fail when back in his normal life, but if such a plan is in place, the road back need not be one that starts with panic and a feeling of failure.