Cocaine Addiction

Effective and Affordable Cocaine Addiction Treatment for Malaysians at The Cabin Chiang Mai

Cocaine is one of the most addictive and widely used drugs available. It is an illicit and powerful stimulant extracted from the coca plant. It comes in two forms: cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine. Cocaine hydrochloride is a fine, white, crystalline powder often diluted with sugar, corn starch or baking soda. It is snorted or mixed with water and injected. Crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or baking soda and water to create a rock substance known as ‘crack’ that is then smoked.

Cocaine use has an immediate effect on the brain, causing feelings of euphoria, increased levels of energy and enhanced sensations of sight, sound and touch. The high is brief, causing intense cravings to use again and resulting in a ‘crash and binge’ cycle of abuse. Tolerance develops quickly and the amount and frequency of usage increases. Mixing cocaine with alcohol increases the risk of overdose, heart attack, organ failure and sudden death.

Signs Of Cocaine Addiction

  • Irritability
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • A chronically runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aggression
  • Prioritizing cocaine use over any other activity
  • Binge use

Long-term Effects of Cocaine Abuse

  • Decreased appetite and malnutrition
  • Psychosis
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Aggression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sinus problems and nosebleeds
  • Deviated septum
  • Increased heart rate

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Constricted blood vessels
  • Damaged veins
  • Gangrene
  • Respiratory failure
  • Ulcers
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

Cocaine Addiction Treatment At The Cabin Chiang Mai Consists Of Two Main Elements:

Cocaine Detox

Despite being highly addictive, cocaine does not cause physical dependence. However, detox from cocaine can cause symptoms such as vomiting, chills, tremors, agitation, fatigue, muscle pain and suicidal thoughts. In some cases, a client may also develop drug-induced psychosis.

At The Cabin Chiang Mai, clients who require detox will be admitted to our international-standard hospital under the care of our professional medical team, led by Thailand’s top detox specialist. All clients are under the vigilant care of our doctor and nurses 24/7 during their detox period, and medication to ease physical discomfort is prescribed on a case-by-case basis.

Psychological Treatment

With cocaine, addiction relapse is common. Even once the body has been cleansed of its toxins, intense cravings for the drug will persist due to structural changes in the brain. Treating the psychological addiction, and learning how to fight cravings, is key to breaking the cycle of cocaine abuse and preventing relapse.

At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we use a highly effective treatment model called Recovery Zones to help clients get to the root of their addiction. Patients are treated by a team of experienced addiction counsellors and psychologists using a combination of proven counselling and therapy techniques that address the specific needs of each client. These techniques will include a culturally-sensitive version of the 12 Steps, one-one one and group therapy, CBT, Mind Mapping and Mindfulness meditation. Our relapse prevention programmes, counsellors will help prepare clients for a sober life by coaching them to recognise and understand their particular triggers. Ultimately, they will build their own plan for sustained sobriety.

Cocaine abuse can take a severe toll on the body. Successful rehabilitation requires a comprehensive programme to restore physical and mental wellbeing. We offer a holistic exercise and nutrition plan that includes health and wellness education, fitness and massage therapy, yoga and meditation to help you create a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle.

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