According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 1.9 million people aged 12 or older had used cocaine in the past month, including about 432,000 people who had used crack in the past month. That’s about 0.7% of the population aged 12 or older who were current users of cocaine and 0.2% who were current users of crack.1
With such a large number of users, addiction to a substance often occurs, requiring some sort of recovery center or program for treatment of the addiction.
Signs of an addiction to cocaine include:2
- Loss of control over use.
- Neglecting hobbies and responsibilities.
- Risk-taking while using or to acquire cocaine.
- Relationship problems.
- Secretive behavior.
- Change in appearance.
- Tolerance to the effects of the drug.
- Withdrawal when drug use is stopped or reduced.
- Continued use despite ongoing problems related to drug use.
“There are numerous cocaine addiction treatment facilities available throughout the country.”There are numerous cocaine addiction recovery facilities available throughout the country. Most of these facilities welcome new patients as long as there is room available, and it’s often possible to check in the very day you make the decision to recover from your cocaine addiction.
The way in which the different programs and facilities provide treatment can vary significantly, however, making a random approach to choosing a center or program possibly problematic. If you choose a program that does not coincide with your own personality or goals, then you’ll have less chance of finishing the program successfully or of gaining the necessary tools to continue to live a drug-free life after treatment.
The two main types of programs are inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient programs house patients for the duration of their treatment. They offer therapies, medication, and medical care to help people with cocaine abuse. Many of them also provide detox. Outpatient programs offer similar services, but patients do not live at the facility. They visit on a set schedule.
When trying to decide which program is best for you, consider the location, the cost, the program’s treatment philosophy, the experience of its staff, the amenities, and other people’s reviews.
How Cocaine Addiction Recovery Hotlines Can Help
To help you find the addiction recovery program that’s best for you, there are cocaine addiction hotlines. A cocaine addiction hotline is a phone number you can call to get information on cocaine addiction and help in finding a treatment facility. For the family and friends of an addicted person, a hotline can provide the knowledge necessary to aid in dealing with a cocaine addict and possibly getting the addict treated. For the addict, the hotline can be the first step toward starting a clean lifestyle where cocaine use becomes a thing of the past. There are four things that determine whether a cocaine addiction recovery hotline is reputable or not:
- Large detailed database
- Knowledgeable operators
- Ease of use
Many treatment centers operate their own hotlines. Once you call, you’ll be directed to one treatment center only, regardless of whether or not the program fits into your particular recovery needs. A respectable cocaine addiction recovery hotline operates a bit differently than that. With a reputable hotline, you’ll be able to choose from several available facilities with your choice of location. When looking for a trustworthy hotline, the size and detail of its database on facilities should be a first indication. You’ll want to find one with a large amount of choices, with each listed facility covered in detail, including treatment approach, program length, cost of rehab and whether detox is included.
There’s more to a reputable cocaine addiction recovery hotline than the size of its database, however. The database needs to be backed by telephone operators who can help users who may be desperate to find the best treatment program available. When you call, you’ll want to speak to someone who is calm and compassionate toward your addiction issues. The person who answers the phone should ask the right questions to direct you to a program that will meet your needs—for example, choosing a program that’s strongly spiritual if you require a strong higher power for your recovery. A reputable addiction recovery hotline won’t push the addict toward a specific center or program. Instead, it will serve as a guide for the addict in choosing the center or program that’s most likely to have the best results.
Get Help Today
Lastly, reputable cocaine addiction recovery hotlines are always available and staffed well. A decent hotline should be manned 24 hours a day, regardless of whether it’s a Monday in May or Christmas Eve. When a cocaine addict chooses to take that big step toward recovery and make the call, the line should be open, and someone should be available to help. A dependable hotline should be easy to use, allowing you to get the information you require for choosing a center quickly enough to prevent frustration from turning to another source or changing your mind about recovery.
When You Call
Prepare for your call by gathering the following pieces of information:
- Your insurance plan info
- Where you live
- Your age or the age of the person who needs cocaine abuse help
- Details on cocaine use: how much, how often, how long
- Whether you need inpatient or outpatient rehab (if possible)
- Medical conditions
- Mental health conditions
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. (2016). Signs and Symptoms.
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