Cocaine is an illicit substance that is extremely potent and can wreak havoc on the lives of those who abuse it. As a substance that is abused worldwide, countless individuals are faced with cocaine addiction. This substance, more commonly known as coke, produces feelings of invincibility, euphoria, and elation when it is abused. Additionally, cocaine triggers the onset of enhanced sensitivity to stimuli, alertness, and a false sense of grandiosity. When an individual is experiencing a cocaine high, it is a short-term experience that rarely surpasses 30 minutes. Because of the short high that cocaine produces, users continually and frequently abuse this substance so they can hold onto the effects that they desire. However, this behavior leads to tolerance and dependence, leaving users stuck within a deadly, vicious cycle that can feel nearly impossible to defeat. The good news is that with the appropriate treatment, those who are abusing cocaine can put a stop to their abuse once and for all.
At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, we understand just how challenging overcoming a cocaine addiction can be. We also recognize that the presence of this issue can destroy a user’s life and the lives of those around him or her. Fortunately, cocaine addiction is treatable, even if it feels as though it will remain a mainstay in an individual’s life. We supply comprehensive treatment programming for women and men who are prepared to reclaim their lives and put a stop to their cocaine abuse. At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, we approach each client without judgment and offer them the tools they need to develop a recovered life.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Coming to the realization that a family member, a friend, or a loved one is addicted to cocaine is completely devastating, not only because you might have a hard time understanding why your loved one is hooked on a substance such as this, but also because you fear for his or her wellbeing and future. You might be left wondering why your loved one just will not stop his or her use of the substance. However, it is important to understand that cocaine addiction is a disease, and that it is incredibly powerful. Despite this information, it is equally important to know that this condition is treatable. There are many things you can do to help your loved one at this difficult time, including the following:
- Do everything in your power to arm yourself with knowledge regarding cocaine addiction, including learning about signs, symptoms, and the effects of cocaine abuse. Spending time learning about cocaine addiction as a disease can be beneficial in helping provide you with understanding your loved one’s current position.
- Find out the kinds of interventions that have proven to be effective in treating those who are addicted to cocaine.
- Speak with your loved one in a calm, understanding manner. Approaching your loved one when angry, or when not thinking clearly, can backfire, as he or she is likely already going to be defensive during a conversation regarding his or her substance abuse. Provide options for care, voice your concerns, and offer support and encouragement.
- When your loved one decides to obtain treatment for his or her cocaine addiction, help him or her as best as you can. Offer your assistance in helping him or her locate the best treatment program suited for his or her needs, and offer to help make appointments, attend sessions, or help on the home front while he or she gets the care needed.
- Realize that when your loved one starts treatment, your efforts will extend into helping him or her during his or her recovery. This help can include actively engaging in the therapeutic process which might include participating in family sessions, staying in touch with your loved one, and engaging in support groups.
- As trying as the process of recovery can be, continue to encourage and support your loved one. The path to abstinence can be filled with speedbumps and can get tricky. However, by remaining a solid source of support, you can help your loved one through these difficult times.
Why Consider Treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center
The many consequences of continued cocaine abuse can include a series of physical, psychological, and social problems that can occur for long periods of time. As is true to any type of addiction, the desire to abuse cocaine can make it nearly impossible for someone who is addicted to the drug to carry out any daily responsibilities or partake in any activities that were once enjoyed. In addition, someone afflicted with cocaine addiction can also lose friendships, experience failed marriages, lose child custody, and become unemployed. A cocaine user’s mental state can also be threatened, which can lead to the onset of new symptoms of mental health conditions or the exacerbation of existing conditions. The physical aspect of cocaine addiction can be just as ugly, with those abusing this substance suffering from malnutrition, muscular weakness, deterioration of the nasal cavity, cardiac arrhythmias, and respiratory depression. Also, continued abuse of cocaine can place individuals at a greater risk for suffering an overdose, which could cost them their lives. However, by receiving the appropriate treatment, those addicted to cocaine can be treated effectively and avoid these detriments.
Types of Treatment Offered at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center
Located in Henryville, Pennsylvania, Pocono Mountain Recovery Center is a world-class provider of treatment for men and women aged 18 and older who have been struggling with substance abuse, addiction, chemical dependency, and co-occurring mental illness. Surrounded by majestic mountains, our picturesque healing environment is the perfect place to being the journey to a healthier tomorrow.
Each member of our clinical staff is committed to helping all patients thrive while they are in our care, and is dedicated to putting forth every effort to ensure that our patients’ treatment goals are not just met, but exceeded. While benefitting from ongoing staff support, patients gain a great deal from time-tested interventions that are proven effective in helping people to break free from substance abuse and related concerns. With a foundation rooted in the 12-Step philosophy for treating addiction, the programming at our residential treatment center has been able to positively transform the lives of individuals of all ages.
Once a patient completes our admission process, he or she will play an active role in his or her treatment planning. Based on the needs and feedback of the individual who is receiving care, the following treatment methods may or may not be included within his or her fully customized treatment plan:
Detoxification: Because harmful substances of abuse, such as cocaine, can cause an individual to become chemically dependent, detoxification, or detox, may be necessary at the start of an individual’s treatment. At Pocono Mountain Recovery, the need for detox is assessed during the admissions process, and can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan as the first phase of the individual’s recovery. Medical personnel supervise this process and tirelessly work to safeguard each patient’s safety and comfort during detoxification. Medication management: Available for patients who require pharmaceutical intervention when grappling with an addiction to cocaine and a co-occurring mental health concern, medication management services allow individuals to benefit from weekly meetings with a psychiatrist if needed. Should a patient at Pocono Mountain Recovery participate in this treatment option, physician assistants and nurse practitioners will be on-hand to support, supervise, and monitor the effectiveness of any medication regimens put in place.
Individual therapy: Offered when needed by the patient, individual therapy sessions enable the men and women who heal at Pocono Mountain Recovery to receive one-on-one support from their assigned primary counselor. These sessions can serve as an excellent time in which patients can discuss their experiences while battling an addiction to cocaine, their successes while in treatment, and their goals for the present and future.
Group therapy: Provided at least five times each treatment day, group therapy sessions are cornerstones of the care that is offered at Pocono Mountain Recovery. Led by our clinical director, family coordinator, and other clinical staff members, groups provide a safe environment in which patients can discuss the progress they are making while recovering from an addiction to cocaine, and learn about the following addiction- and recovery-related topics:
- Relapse trigger identification
- Coping skills development
- Relapse prevention
- Life skills
- Disease education
Experiential therapy: For five to seven hours each week, patients at Pocono Mountain Recovery are able to partake in a variety of experiential therapy sessions. These sessions, which help men and women heal and recover both mentally and physically, can enhance an individual’s experience at this center so that there is a greater likelihood for a cocaine-free tomorrow. The following are among the experiential therapies that can become part of a patient’s care:
- Role playing
- Recreational therapy
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
Family therapy: In order to help those closest to the individuals who seek care at Pocono Mountain Recovery, family therapy sessions are available on an as-needed basis. When requested or deemed clinically necessary, a patient’s primary counselor and Pocono Mountain Recovery’s family coordinator can schedule a family session so that patients and those they care about can come together as a united front against cocaine addiction.
Family Program: In addition to family therapy sessions, Pocono Mountain Recovery is proud to offer a Saturday family program for the friends and family members of the individuals who seek care at this center. Psychoeducational groups are held in the morning and in the afternoon following lunch. While partaking in these groups, patients’ loved ones can come to understand what the person they care about has been going through, and receive the education and resources needed to effectively help their loved one defeat an addiction to cocaine.
The inclusion or exclusion of any of the above treatment methods within a patient’s treatment plan will be based solely on the individual’s needs and treatment requirements. If during the course of treatment the patient’s needs change, Pocono Mountain Recovery staff can revised the plan so that the individual is able to reap every advantage to receiving treatment at this center.
As a means of truly helping people break free from the grips of an addiction to cocaine, we ensure that each person who receives care at our center leaves us with a detailed discharge plan to support his or her efforts at maintaining recovery success. In some cases, a discharge plan may include a recommendation to this center’s partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), or other less intensive treatment option. In other cases, patients’ discharge plans will identify other resources that will help them to make continued strides toward their recovery goals.
If you feel that you or your loved one would benefit from the all-encompassing care that is available at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, feel free to contact us at your convenience. Out staff welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about our treatment, and can begin the admissions process over the phone.