Cocaine Rehab in Seattle, WA
Cocaine is a powerful drug that may have fatal results even when it is used only occasionally. Anyone using cocaine may quickly become physically and emotionally dependent; and, cocaine rehab is the safest and most effective way to treat the problem. Island Assessment and Counseling offers cocaine rehab for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas of Washington State.
What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is stimulant once used for medical reasons; however, the adverse side effects made the drug unappealing to clinicians. Unfortunately, the popularity of cocaine has kept it at the forefront of recreational use.
- White powder with fine crystals
- Prepared by mixing with cornstarch, flour and talcum powder
- Often used in combination with other stimulant drugs to increase the effect
- Street names are rock, blow, snow, crack, and coke
- Snorted, applied to the gums, and injected
- Smoked when processed into rock crystal, known as “freebase cocaine” (crack cocaine)
- May be used in combination with heroin (known as “speedball”)
- Repeat use requires higher amounts of the drug for the same effect
Effects of Cocaine
Cocaine increases the amount of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a natural chemical released when a person’s senses experience something that is pleasurable. Cocaine enhances the level of dopamine in the brain by stopping the normal process of dopamine recycling. A person using cocaine may experience:
- Increased mental alertness
- Heightened energy and feeling happy
- Being sensitive to touch, sight and sound
These effects may last a few minutes or hours.
Long-term cocaine use leads to:
- Decay of tissue in the bowels
- Chronic runny nose
- Trouble swallowing
- Reduced sense of smell
- Increased risk for HIV, Hepatitis C, and other blood-borne diseases
- Impaired judgment
Why Seek Treatment for Cocaine Use?
The emotional and physical effects of cocaine are damaging at best and fatal at worst. Treatment for cocaine use minimizes the damage and helps you restore your life.
What is Cocaine Abuse?
Using cocaine even occasionally is considered abuse. The reason is that the drug has no social or medical benefits, and it is highly addictive, even after just one use. As you continue to use cocaine, your life becomes more unmanageable because you are focused on finding a source and isolating yourself from others to partake of your cocaine use.
What are the Signs of Cocaine Abuse?
In addition to the general signs of drug abuse and addiction, cocaine abuse has the following signs:
- Loss of interest in eating
- Losing weight for no apparent reason
- Having an unexpected or unexplained increase in energy
- Not being able to sleep
- Having legal problems related to cocaine and other drugs
- Impaired judgment
How Much Does Cocaine Rehab Cost in Seattle?
Cocaine is a deadly drug that destroys lives, so we want to make our services available to anyone who needs them. Island Assessment and Counseling accepts most insurance plans. You can pay for your portion of the cost with cash or credit cards. If you are uninsured or need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house payment plans.
Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling for Cocaine Rehab
Island Assessment and Counseling offers addicts:
- More than 22 years’ experience
- State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
- Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
- Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy
Are you or someone you know using cocaine as a means for feeling better? Do you rely on cocaine to perform better and stay awake? We invite you to learn more about cocaine rehab at our facility. Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our evidence-based programs help those who struggle with cocaine use and need cocaine rehab, dual diagnosis treatment and addiction treatment programs. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.