Cocaine Addiction Treatment From the Comfort and Privacy of Your Own Home
ALYST Health’s at-home cocaine addiction treatment and recovery program is the first and only of its kind accredited by the Joint Commission. Our approach offers a practical option for individuals who are unable to attend conventional addiction treatment centers.
At ALYST Health, we believe crack and cocaine addiction thrives in isolation and is best treated through connection and community, but we also realize the group environment of conventional addiction treatment centers isn’t compatible with everyone’s lifestyle. Many individuals cannot put life on pause to enter a 30-, 60-, or 90-day treatment program. Others value a level of privacy group programs can’t guarantee or want to integrate treatment with their daily routine from day one.
No matter the reason, ALYST Health empowers individuals with the tools and resources they need to navigate addiction treatment and recovery from the privacy and comfort of their own homes. To achieve that goal, we take a comprehensive approach to healing and treatment that includes:
While our program works best by combining all the elements of a successful at-home addiction treatment program, we also have the flexibility to offer any of the above as standalone services.
Some of the most common questions we hear from the families of individuals struggling with crack or cocaine addiction are:
What Is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a stimulant, often used as a recreational drug. The drug can be insufflated (snorted), ingested orally, inhaled (smoked), or injected intravenously. Because it interacts with the brain’s reward system, cocaine is highly addictive. As soon as cocaine crosses the blood-brain barrier, it triggers a rush of dopamine, providing an immediate sense of reward that incentivizes continued use while making it difficult to find pleasure in other things.
What Is Crack Cocaine?
Cocaine and crack cocaine are nearly chemically identical and produce similar effects, but crack is considered a derivative of cocaine. The critical difference is in how the two substances are consumed. Powder cocaine is generally snorted, injected, or swallowed, while crack cocaine is most often smoked. When smoked, crack cocaine is faster acting, but the high doesn’t last as long when compared to snorting powder cocaine. Ultimately, treatment for crack addiction looks almost identical to treatment for cocaine addiction.
What Are the Signs of Cocaine Addiction?
Signs that someone may be struggling with cocaine addiction include:
- Loss of Appetite
- False Confidence
- Dilated Pupils
- Runny Nose
- Deteriorating Physical Appearance
- Mood Swings
- Missing or Being Late to Work
- Weight Loss
- Financial and Legal Problems
- Relationship Issues
- Risk-Taking Behavior
- Nose Bleeds
Another sign of Cocaine use is withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms may vary depending on the individual, but some common symptoms include:
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Slowed Thinking
- Slowed Activity or Physical Fatigue After Activity
- Inability to Experience Sexual Arousal
- Anhedonia (Inability to Feel Pleasure)
- Depression or Anxiety
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Vivid Dreams or Nightmares
- Muscle Aches or Nerve Pain
- Increased Appetite
- Severe Headaches
What Are the Long-Term Effects Of Cocaine Use?
Chronic or long-term cocaine use can lead to:
- Heart Attack
- Permanently Increased Blood Pressure
- Septal Perforations
- Respiratory Damage
- Brain Damage
If you or someone you care about may be struggling with crack or cocaine addiction, our addiction quiz is designed to provide clarity and help you take the next steps.