Crack cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that is derived from powder cocaine using a conversion process. Abuse of crack cocaine can lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. Because crack users typically smoke the drug, they may experience constant coughing, shortness of breath, or lung trauma/bleeding. Crack is often extremely contaminated because of the conversion process and the potential health risks are devastating because of its highly addictive nature, often times proving more addictive than powder cocaine addiction. Behavioral interventions—particularly, cognitive-behavioral therapy—have been shown to be effective for decreasing cocaine use and preventing relapse. Treatment must be tailored to the individual patient’s needs in order to optimize outcomes—this often involves a combination of treatment, social supports, and other services. Seabrook House offers these tailored services that many other rehab centers come up short on providing after a detox process. At Seabrook, cocaine addiction or crack cocaine abuse can be managed and our expert team will rehabilitate our patients in full, not stopping like facilities following standard textbook methods.
Currently, there are no medications for treating cocaine addiction directly, so this remains one of NIDA’s top research priorities. Researchers are looking for medications that help alleviate the severe chemical induced craving experienced by people in treatment for cocaine addiction, as well as medications to counteract other triggers of relapse, such as stress. Seabrook House works hard to provide amenities to keep addicts busy during their recovery to counter cravings and maintain focus on recovery itself and overcoming addiction.
Several compounds are currently being investigated for safety and efficacy in cocaine addiction treatment, including a vaccine that would sequester cocaine in the bloodstream and prevent it from reaching the brain. Research so far suggests that addiction medications are most effective when used as a part of a comprehensive treatment program. Seabrook House offers this kind of comprehensive treatment program as a part of the crack cocaine rehab process.
Patients have been admitted to Seabrook House for cocaine rehab from most major cities in the U.S. as well as those you might not expect like Salt Lake City, Utah, Tempe, Arizona, Juno, Alaska, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Des Moines, Iowa, Boulder, Colorado, Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon, Fargo, North Dakota, and even Alburquerque, New Mexico. Call now if you or a loved one is an addict suffering from cocaine or crack cocaine addiction and ask about Seabrook House’s New Jersey or Pennsylvania rehab facilities.