Suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol can elicit mayhem on an individual’s life, and battling an addiction to cocaine is no different. Also commonly referred to as coke, cocaine is an illicit substance that causes users to experience an intense rush of energy, elation, and euphoria by increasing the amount of dopamine that is released in the brain. It is an extremely addictive substance whose high is short-lived, typically resulting in individuals seeking out more and more of the drug in order to continuously achieve that same high. This continued abuse of cocaine can quickly turn into dependence and addiction, leaving users trapped in its grips and struggling to overcome the compulsion to use.
Knowing how difficult it can be to overcome an addiction to cocaine, the staff at Wellness Resource Center delivers comprehensive treatment and recovery services that address the specific and unique needs of each client as he or she fights the war against cocaine addiction. With warmth and dedication, the staff at Wellness helps clients achieve sobriety and redevelop the confidence and skills they need to maintain it for the long-term.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Discovering that a family member or loved one is addicted to cocaine can be devastating. You are probably experiencing an array of emotions, feeling everything from frustration with your loved one’s behavior to fear as to what may happen if the behavior does not stop. While you cannot force your loved one to stop using cocaine, there are some things that you can do to best support him or her during this troubling time. Consider the following:
- Learn all that you can about cocaine addiction and dependence, including the signs of cocaine abuse, intoxication, and overdose so that you are prepared in case of an emergency.
- Confront your loved one with your concerns. However, be sure to do so in a calm, empathic manner that is void of judgment.
- Anticipate denial and resistance from your loved one, but remain patient and steadfast in expressing the importance of seeking treatment.
- Assist your loved one in researching treatment centers that specialize in treating cocaine addiction and offer to accompany him or her to any appointments that are scheduled.
- Once your loved one has started participating in treatment, ask his or her treatment provider about ways that you can be an active part of the therapeutic process, demonstrating an unwavering sense of support and encouragement.
Why Consider Treatment at Wellness Resource Center
Prolonged abuse of cocaine can cause monumental destruction in a person’s life. Physically, cocaine abuse can lead to cognitive impairment, destruction of nasal tissue, respiratory failure, the loss of one’s sense of smell, and damage to one’s liver, lungs, and kidneys. The longer that the addiction ensues, the more likely an individual is to make the use of cocaine his or her top priority, causing things that were once important to him or her to fall to the wayside. One’s performance at work can begin to falter, potentially resulting in job loss and chronic unemployment. One’s ability to maintain responsibilities around the home can waver, potentially resulting in the development of familial strife or in the demise of a marriage/partnership. Additionally, the financial discord that can arise from prolonged use of this substance can lead to further disturbances within various aspects of an individual’s life. Thankfully, there are treatment options available that can assist individuals in overcoming their compulsion to use this deadly drug and successfully achieve a life of sobriety.
Types of Treatment Offered at Wellness Resource Center
The staff at Wellness Resource Center is dedicated to providing a comprehensive, individualized, and integrative approach to the treatment of chemical dependency and co-occurring emotional, psychological, and/or psychiatric conditions. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of treatment services for the adult men and women who are entrusted into our care as they recover from an addiction to cocaine. We believe in an abstinent-based approach to treatment and have found that those who suffer from dual diagnosis psychiatric concerns and substance abuse concerns, including the abuse of cocaine, respond best to treatment interventions that are offered in a holistic and simultaneous manner.
At Wellness Resource Center, we believe that everyone who comes to us for treatment is unique, bringing with them their own history, values, and worldview. For this reason, we offer clients highly individualized treatment that is customized to meet their physical, psychological, family, spiritual, and social needs. All clients take part in an array of assessments so that our staff is able to mutually develop appropriate short- and long-term plans of treatment and recovery as individuals take the first step towards overcoming their addiction to cocaine.
The first step of the treatment process at Wellness Resource Center begins at Phase I, which includes full-time treatment with housing. This phase of treatment is also referred to as our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and provides clients with a day-long schedule of treatment activities that meet five days a week from 9:00am until 5:00pm. This program is staff-supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and promotes activities of daily living, while also integrating intensive therapeutic interventions as clients work to overcome their addiction to cocaine. The following may be included into a client’s overall programming during his or her stay at Wellness Resource Center:
Medication management: When clients are suffering from symptoms of co-occurring mental health conditions in addition to cocaine addiction, the use of psychotropic medications may be implemented into their treatment plan in order for them to experience true relief from their distress. The use of medications, however, is always determined on a case-by-case basis. Clients will meet with a psychiatrist at a minimum of once per week in order to manage and monitor any medication needs. Additionally, a client’s primary therapist, the program nurse, and the attending behavioral health technicians are all also available to help monitor medication throughout a client’s time spent in programming.
Individual therapy: Clients have the opportunity to meet with their primary therapist for individual therapy sessions once each week, but additional sessions may be added when needed or deemed clinically appropriate. These sessions are designed to be a time for clients to meet privately with their therapist and discuss their progress in treatment, while also addressing any concerns that may have arisen. The relationships between clients and their therapists are built on trust and are central to helping clients successfully heal.
Group therapy: Group therapy is at the core of treatment at Wellness Resource Center, and clients engage in group therapy sessions 5 days per week, with between 3 and 4 different groups meeting each day. While individual assessment and treatment are highly valued, we have found that exploring the commonality among clients is a vital avenue for helping them gain insight and make positive, lasting changes in their lives. Clients can expect to partake in psychoeducational groups, gender-specific groups, age-specific groups, process groups, and experiential groups. The different topics that are covered during these group sessions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Relapse prevention
- Body image
- Coping skills
Family therapy: Family therapy sessions are offered to clients and their family members on an as-needed basis throughout their time spent in treatment. These sessions are led by either the client’s primary therapist or by the clinical director. When families cannot be physically present, telephone contact, conference calls, and written communication will be used in order to keep them involved and informed of their loved one’s progress, and to help them find resources for dealing with their own emotional struggles.
Experiential therapy: In order to promote a holistic approach to treatment for cocaine addiction, experiential therapies are available to clients while they engage in treatment at Wellness. The specific amount of time that a client will spend engaging in experiential therapy will vary, as all treatment is customized to meet each client’s unique needs. The types of experiential therapies that clients may participate in can include the following:
- Teamwork activities
- Communication-based activities
- Adventure activities
- Social activities
- Equine therapy (on an ancillary extra cost basis)
Family Program: Keeping in mind that an addiction to cocaine does not only affect the individual, but that it will inevitably impact his or her family as well, Wellness Resource Center is pleased to offer our Family Program at no additional cost to clients. Offered every other month, the Family Program offers psychoeducation for family members and allows them to participate in process groups where they can come to understand how their communication may be a barrier to their loved one’s recovery from an addiction to cocaine.
Once clients have completed treatment in Phase I of programming at Wellness Resource Center, they may step-down to treatment in Phase II. This extended care option is a form of part-time treatment through our intensive outpatient program (IOP) where clients can continue to reside in our client housing, attend part-time treatment, and receive case management while looking for employment. Phase III is recommended for some clients following the completion of Phase II, which offers clients a transitional style of living with semi-structured support.
Wellness Resource Center truly stands out in our seamless extended care continuum that does not limit clients with a maximum length of stay. In order to ensure that clients receive consistent, continuous care from their time of admission until they leave and beyond, staffing remains consistent throughout the continuum of care.