A brief discussion of the history of the plant (Erythroxylum coca) reveals that cocaine is a proven medicinal modality and as well as an illicit drug. Cocaine is obtained from processing the the leaves of shrubs that are indigenous to Peru and Bolivia.
First described in the 16th century, as a plant that was chewed and induced feelings of exhilaration and pleasures. Later in 1859, cocaine was purified and thought to be a cure for alcohol and morphinism and used by the medical profession at the time. Unfortunately, many early patients ended up with one more habit, that being cocaine. Fortunately, in the 20th century cocaine addiction treatment became available, including early intervention and substance abuse education. Prior to the advent of cocaine treatment, addicts were prone to overdose and the debilitating effects of a long-term compulsion without help from a cocaine rehab center.
According to the U.S. Comprehensive Drug Abuse Act of 1970, cocaine is classified as a “schedule II” drug (“high abuse potential with small recognized medical use”). The pharmacology and toxicology of cocaine is similar to that of amphetamines. The primary effects of cocaine are feelings of mental agility, greater precision of thought and actions, immunity to fatigue and muscular power. The primary stimulant in cocaine triggers the effects of euphoria, confidence, increased heart rate and blood pressure, dilated pupils, increase in body temperature.
What’s Involved in Cocaine Addiction Treatment?
Cocaine treatment considerations during all stages and varieties of cocaine addiction recovery will vary depending on the severity of the addiction, including the frequency of use, quantity, purity of cocaine and combinations of opiates and or alcohol or other drug. Cocaine addiction recovery at Ranch Creek is essentially a bio-psycho-social approach employing the best methodologies of medical and physical treatment, psychology, holistic and experiential therapies, and preparation to re-enter the world clean and sober.
Seeking Help and Treatment for Cocaine Abuse
At Ranch Creek Recovery, we have a team of highly qualified staff members along with the beauty and serenity of our Private Drug Rehab to help our clients receive cocaine addiction treatment. Our process involves designing an individualized treatment plan with each client as soon as they arrive at Ranch Creek Recovery. If you or a loved one are seeking treatment for Cocaine Addiction call us today for help.