Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction Treatment in San Antonio

At Flourishing Foundations Recovery, we’re dedicated to more than just treatment; we’re committed to your healing and long-term recovery from cocaine addiction. We understand that the battle against addiction is deeply personal and filled with unique challenges and vulnerabilities. Here, you’re not just another case; you’re a valued individual deserving of care, respect, and a tailored approach to recovery. Our mission is centered on providing compassionate support and comprehensive treatment options that address not only the physical aspects of addiction but the emotional and psychological facets as well. With us, you’ll find a supportive community ready to walk alongside you, celebrating every step forward as we work together towards reclaiming your life from cocaine addiction.

They were there for me in my time of need!

Uismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis 

– Jane Smith

We’re here to help.

Have questions about our drug and alcohol treatment center or programs? 

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is an illicit stimulant drug. Millions of people around the world use cocaine, which is widely considered a party or club drug. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies cocaine as a Schedule II drug, meaning it has a significant risk for abuse and addiction.

Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the South American coca plant. People in this region have been using coca leaves for their energizing effects. As recently as 100 years ago, cocaine was the active ingredient in many medications and tonics and was routinely used as an anesthetic during surgeries.

Today, cocaine is sold illegally in two forms: a whitish powder and a solid. People typically ingest cocaine by snorting the powder form or heating the solid state and inhaling its smoke.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 4.8 million people aged 12 and older used cocaine in 2021 and about 1.4 million people were addicted to it.

Cocaine acts in the brain by increasing the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved with reward and pleasure. Drugs that affect dopamine production can be addictive. Cocaine also dials up the effects of norepinephrine, which affects mood, memory, attention, and arousal.  People who use cocaine regularly may develop a psychological and physical dependence on it, which can lead to addiction.

The Effects of Cocaine

Using cocaine can immediately impact your mood, behaviors, and physical health. Heavy or habitual cocaine use can lead to significant long-term problems.

Short-term side effects of cocaine

Ingesting a small amount of cocaine can significantly alter your mood and behaviors. Some of the short-term effects of cocaine include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Faster heart rate
  • Heightened senses
  • Increased alertness
  • Euphoria

People may also experience unwanted side effects of cocaine use in addition to the pleasurable effects, including:

  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Muscle twitches
  • Vertigo
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Unpredictable or violent behaviors

People who take large or frequent doses of cocaine are more likely to experience unwanted side effects. Heavy users are also more likely to develop tolerance, meaning they must use more cocaine to get the desired effects. Tolerance is one of the first warning signs of an addiction.

Long-term effects of cocaine use

Cocaine use can be destructive to your mental and physical health. Long-term cocaine users may experience severe, sometimes permanent side effects, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Aortic dissection
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack
  • Malnutrition and extreme weight loss
  • Ulcers and other digestive tract problems
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney disease
  • Damage to the sinuses or facial bones
  • Addiction

Heavy cocaine abuse can lead to an addiction that is very hard to escape. Most people with cocaine addiction require intensive, comprehensive treatment and ongoing support to ensure a complete recovery and lifelong sobriety.

Cocaine Addiction Detox in San Antonio, TX

Cocaine addiction makes it nearly impossible to live a fulfilling, healthy lifestyle. People who develop cocaine addiction can no longer control their substance use and will continue to use cocaine even while it harms their physical health, emotional well-being, and relationships.

At Flourishing Foundations Recovery, we recognize the unique challenges that cocaine addiction presents. Cocaine is a highly addictive substance that can quickly ensnare its users, leading to both physical and psychological dependence.  Our devoted team is committed to guiding you toward freedom from addiction and toward a life of lasting recovery by using treatment that is uniquely tailored to your individual needs.

Our approach to recovery is not one-size-fits-all; instead, we offer a diverse range of treatment programs to ensure your journey to recovery is precisely what you need it to be. Whether it’s our immersive Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), the flexibility of our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), or standard outpatient services, our goal is to provide the support that suits your unique path to recovery. As you near the end of your treatment program, our experienced and licensed addiction counselors, along with our mental health specialists, collaborate closely with you to craft a personalized aftercare plan, reducing the risk of relapse and enhancing your ongoing treatment success.

With a comprehensive, whole-person approach, our treatment goes beyond simply addressing the physical aspects of addiction. We focus on healing the emotional wounds of the past through evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and trauma therapy. By delving into the root causes of addiction, we empower you to break free from the destructive cycle of cocaine abuse.

To learn more about our cocaine addiction detox treatment programs in San Antonio or to get answers to any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to reach out to our compassionate team at Flourishing Foundations Recovery today. Your path to recovery begins here.

Have Questions?

Get Addiction Help Now

Our team of talented addiction specialists in San Antonio are dedicated to helping get the treatment you deserve. Call now or fill out the form below to learn how our drug and alcohol rehab center can help.