The “social” use of Cocaine has become increasingly common. Cocaine is frequently the drug of 2nd choice for many people and can easily become a new drug of choice. This is especially true if consumed in the form of crack. Cocaine has a severe psychological addiction despite not having the obvious and full-scale physical dependence of alcohol, an opiate, or a benzodiazepine. Some more subtle cocaine withdrawal symptoms do exist though, which intensify the psychological addiction. These cocaine withdrawal symptoms can be effectively managed with proper medical treatment.
A patient can be more comfortable and experience less cocaine cravings when cocaine withdrawal symptoms are contained and controlled. This is possible through the expert use of certain medication combinations. Most patients can be stabilized quickly which allows them to continue working full time while undergoing this process. Normal brain functioning starts to return once the neurochemical disruption of cocaine cessation is alleviated by treatment. Properly managed patients experience lower rates of relapse and report a much better quality of life. It is also essential to manage co-occurring problems such as depression and anxiety, to improve quality of life and further reduce relapse triggers. Outpatient treatment is much more cost effective than inpatient treatment, with substantial additional savings coming from a much lower opportunity cost due to few or no missed work days.
Appointments are available at convenient times both before and after common working hours. This usually allows patients to undergo outpatient cocaine detox while missing little to no work.