In this article, we will provide an overview of how we treat cocaine detoxification at Tranquility Woods.
Cocaine detoxification is the first step in our addiction treatment process. Upon arrival, our clients meet with our medical staff for a medical assessment, history, and physical.
Sympotms of Cocaine Withdrawal
|Physical||fatigue, increased appetite, sleep disturbances, muscle pain|
|Psychological||anxiety, depression, irritability, cravings, difficulty concentrating|
Common Cocaine Withdrawal Medication
Our medical team can provide care and support to help manage withdrawal symptoms, and in some cases, medications may be prescribed to alleviate particular symptoms like depression or anxiety.
Mixing Cocaine and other Substances
Cocaine's interaction with other substances can lead to unpredictable and often severe health risks. These risks are far beyond what either substance might pose independently. Engaging in polysubstance use involving cocaine significantly increases the chances of adverse reactions, addiction, and fatal overdose.
|Alcohol||Combining cocaine and alcohol creates cocaethylene in the liver, intensifying cocaine's euphoric effects. This combination, however, increases the strain on the heart and liver and raises the risk of sudden death.|
|Heroin||Cocaine is often combined with heroin in a mixture known as a "speedball." Cocaine's stimulant effects are offset by heroin's depressant effects, creating an intense high. This combination can lead to severe respiratory issues, overdose, and death.|
|Methamphetamine||Combining cocaine with methamphetamine can produce intense stimulant effects, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and severe anxiety.|
|Cannabis||While the sedative effects of cannabis might seem to balance the stimulant effects of cocaine, the combination can lead to unpredictable reactions and increased strain on the heart.|