Cocaine Rehabilitation

Once regarded as a glamourous and socially acceptable party drug, often shown being used on television and movies, cocaine has caused serious life changing and ending damage across all areas of society. As with any addiction, it takes no prisoners and doesn’t discriminate between social status, age or ethnicity.

Cocaine use often starts along with alcohol as a reward for getting through a difficult week at work and it often initiated by peer pressure.

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant illicit drug produced from the Erythoxylon coca plant.

Cocaine addiction can be successfully treated at The Haven.

Signs of A Cocaine Addiction

Indications that a person may have an addiction problem are often picked up by family members and friends. Changes is lifestyle or behaviour coupled with mood changes are warning signs.

  • Decreased sensitivity to normal pleasures, such as relationships and food
  • Paranoia, irritability, and panic attacks
  • Irritability and mood swings when not using
  • Loss of appetite; weight loss

Because cocaine can be used in a number of ways, some signs of use are specific to the method of administration.

  • Snorting
    • Loss of smell
    • Nosebleeds
    • Hoarseness
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Runny nose
    • Inflamed nasal cavities
  • Smoking (crack cocaine)
    • Lung damage
    • Asthma; other breathing problems

 

Treatment for a Cocaine Addiction

The Haven which is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape South Africa provides effective treatments for cocaine addiction, these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centred Therapy, Matrix based work.