Rehab Treatment for Cocaine

Cocaine is a popular lifestyle and ‘party’ drug in Melbourne and across Australia.

It is often said that it’s the drug of choice of the rich and famous because of the way it is portrayed by Hollywood. The short and long term ramifications of the drug are certainly not glamorous. Severe anxiety and depression are just some of the many side effects (source).

It is an extremely addictive drug. This is why so many end up at REFOCUS seeking treatment to help end the addiction. If you’re in the throes of wanting to quit, or a loved one is in this state, you’re welcome to give us a call now. 

It can be a scary time and quitting, nearly always can’t be done alone. We are here to help.

Hopefully this article will answer some of the questions you have about cocaine and the recovery program here at REFOCUS.

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is traditionally made from the leaves of a South American plant called the “coca bush”.

It is a stimulant, in a sense like coffee but much more powerful. It triggers hormones and brain chemicals that elicits an incredible ‘high’ (source).

There are three components that make up cocaine: crack, freebase and hydrochloride (source).

Cocaine can be consumed in a number of ways. These include by injection or through snorting it. Some elect to rub it into their gyms and others also smoke it.

Why is Cocaine Addictive?

Cocaine provides an incredible rush. It provides a temporary sense of deep happiness, excitement, contentment and an alert state.

People are drawn to these states psychologically as well as physically. This is the fundamental problem with cocaine use.

What are the Effects of Taking Cocaine?

On top of depression and anxiety, users report paranoia, tremors, kidney problems, sexual issues, sweating, and heart problems. Overdoses occur and can cause seizures and strokes (source).

A Life Free From Drugs

When you’re in the grips of an addiction, its sometimes hard to imagine what life is like on the other side. 

We know from experience, that once the addiction has been fought, and largely won, you can begin to experience a sense of freedom again. No longer are you bound by the clutches of guilt, pain and suffering.

You can move on. Go back to work, or get promoted, or go to school. Life can begin again in a new way.

REFOCUS Can Help Change Your Life

Making the decision to get your addiction “handled” is essential for the possibility of a much better and healthier life.

Most people can’t do it alone. 

This is why so many people make the decision to come to REFOCUS. We are a team that knows what it’s like to face a truly powerful addiction such as cocaine. We provide the environment, skills and the resources to strengthen your ability to get through this difficult period of your life. Skills and resources that will help propel you forward in a powerfully positive manner.

We are not a prison rehab. We offer a warm and private environment close to the city. Every program participant has their own, warm and private bedroom (limited to 12 people). We provide all meals and gym access. 

We provide one on one therapy, group therapy, stress management, CBT and meditation training. There’s always a million questions about making the decision to come to rehab. If you’re doing research for a loved one, or if in fact, you’re making the decision and have questions, you’re welcome to give our team a call. There are no stupid questions.

If you would like a tour of our rehab, please give the team a call on (03) 9826 0949.

Resources

AUS Gov Website on Cocaine Site

Alcohol and Drug Foundation Site

US Website on Cocaine Addiction Resource (good overview of relevant research)