Cocaine Addiction Signs and Symptoms | Therapeutic Detox and Behavioural Rehabilitation Clinic

Recovery Lighthouse is proud to offer Care Quality Commission (CQC) approved Cocaine use disorder treatment including therapeutic detox, behavioural rehabilitation and lifetime aftercare services for Cocaine abuse, dependency and addiction in Worthing, a large town, with borough status, located in West Sussex in the South East of England.

Along with Recovery Lighthouse, Worthing and the South Coast house many private Cocaine rehab clinics. Our Cocaine addiction treatment is well respected in the local community and is the default provider of cocaine addiction recovery for residents of wards, districts and neighbourhoods in Worthing such as Broadwater, Findon Valley, Goring and Durrington

A key component of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation, Worthing region is divided into 13 wards and is part of a two-tier structure of local government split between West Sussex County Council and Worthing Borough Council, who offer little in terms of public provision of Cocaine detox and rehabilitation treatment.

While residential Cocaine detox is the start of many of our patients’ recovery from addiction, it is not the end as we also offer a highly integrated behavioural rehabilitation programme. Most inhabitants of Heene, High Salvington, Offington, Salvington and West Tarring avail of our Care Quality Commission approved 28-day detox, rehabilitation and aftercare plan, offered at our cocaine treatment facility.

While we are a local specialist, Recovery Lighthouse is not limited to treating those suffering from cocaine addiction who live in the town of Worthing. We are well placed geographically and by Sussex’s modern transport infrastructure to cater for those living in nearby, Brighton, Southampton, Littlehampton, Eastbourne, Portsmouth, Hastings and all others areas in East and West Sussex along with residents of the home counties and south-east of England in general.

If you are looking for private rehab treatment for Cocaine use disorder, then call us today for a free assessment. If you live further afield, we can treat you in one of our 8 detox and rehab clinics across the UK – Call now on 0203 733 9983 and start your recovery journey!

What Is Cocaine Use Disorder?

Cocaine use disorder is defined as continued Cocaine usage in spite of negative consequences. Abuse, dependence and addiction all fall under CUD. If a person’s Cocaine consumption results in physical, emotional and/or psychosocial symptoms, then they are said to be experiencing either Cocaine abuse, dependency or addiction.

Difference Between Cocaine Abuse, Dependency and Addiction?

The terminology Cocaine abuse, dependence and addiction have become misunderstood and loosely interchangeable but all terms are housed under the bracket of Cocaine use disorder. Below we explain the main differences between the core terms:

Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine abuse Is generally defined as a user who binges on cocaine, consuming a large amount over a short period of time. It also refers to someone who self-medicates, that is to relieve the emotional and psychological stresses and strains of life by using cocaine to temporarily numb the pain. The logic is that they need cocaine over short periods in order to get by but they are actually sowing the seeds of long-term dependency.

Cocaine abuse may occur only 1-2x per month with breaks of several weeks at a time leading the user to believe they do not have a problem. When someone is abusing cocaine its not so much the amount/frequency of usage that is the tell-tale sign of a problem, it is the reasons underlying usage in the first place.

Cocaine Dependency

Cocaine dependency is said to occur when a user becomes reliant on cocaine to function in life. Depression, anxiety, loneliness and emotional triggers resulting in more cocaine intoxication become more common and problem-solving disappears. The users answer to life’s ups and downs is more cocaine and more frequently.

A person with a cocaine dependency may use daily but more often than not it may still be limited to 1 or 2x per week, which the user thinks is still social or manageable and therefore in their eyes, they are not an addict and can still stop if they wanted to.

Cocaine Addiction

Someone who is addicted to cocaine is likely to be either using every day or between 1-3x per week. The reasons for using are purely psychological, even at an advanced stage of cocaine addiction, the body is not physically dependant on the substance.

The addict has lost the ability to rationally interact with life and therefore can no longer function and perceives life as a barrier to happiness. Using cocaine becomes the answer to all life’s issues and effectively becomes their only perceived happiness.

If you or a loved one are suffering from some level of Cocaine use disorder then please call us today and we can discuss your options!

What are the main signs of Cocaine addiction? 

The signs of Cocaine addiction range from changes in mood and behaviour to social withdrawal. Typical signs are:

  • You want to stop taking Cocaine but cannot.
  • You take Cocaine in larger quantities or more often than intended.
  • You spend a lot of time getting, taking or recovering from taking Cocaine.
  • You have cravings and urges for Cocaine.
  • You cannot manage at work, home or with studies because of your Cocaine use.
  • You take Cocaine again and again, even after swearing off it.
  • You have emotional withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop.

If you answer yes to 1 or more of the questions then call us now and speak to a trained addiction counsellor!

What are the effects of Cocaine?

The effects of cocaine are felt immediately, users feel relieved of emotional pain, the perceived burden of life and themselves. Feelings of euphoria, freedom, sexual excitement and overall heightened senses of pleasure are common. Below have compiled a  list of short and long-term negative effects:

Cocaine short-term negative effects:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Hyperstimulation
  • Depression
  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature
  • Contracted blood vessels
  • Intense craving for more cocaine
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Dilated pupils
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Nausea
  • Bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behaviour
  • Intense euphoria
  • Panic and psychosis

 Serious long-term Cocaine effects include:

  • Respiratory failure if smoked
  • Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain
  • Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
  • Increased frequency of risky behaviour
  • High blood pressure, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and death
  • Malnutrition, weight loss
  • Liver, kidney and lung damage
  • Destruction of tissues in the nose if sniffed
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Sexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility
  • Irritability and mood disturbances
  • Delirium or psychosis
  • Severe depression

The main symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:

  • Physical weakness
  • Feeling anxious or worried
  • Compulsive cravings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling tired during the day
  • Great sadness

Our CQC Cocaine Rehab Clinic

Our specialist residential Cocaine intoxication recovery unit, Recovery Lighthouse, treats Cocaine abuse and dependency through an intensive course of managed detoxification, therapeutic counselling and behavioural holistic rehab Inc. cross addiction and relapse prevention workshops. Post-rehab lifetime aftercare is delivered through our industry-leading sober support programme called UKAT connections.

Cocaine Addiction Hospital

Our CQC Cocaine recovery hospital is patient-focused from the outset, every aspect of treatment is designed for comfort and long-term healing. Our en-suite bedrooms are warmly decorated, our private chef prepares 3 meals a day on site and our recreational grounds are perfect for alone time, to relax and live in the moment of healing.

Through a therapist-led managed detox programme the client becomes Cocaine free, then an intensive course of one-to-one and group therapy uncovers root causes of destructive behaviours. Holistic workshops deal with cross-addiction and relapse prevention which is usually high on patients’ agenda.

Finally, our Cocaine hospital offers an award-winning free lifetime aftercare support network called UKAT connections that deliver sober companionship and socialising.

What Is A Cocaine Detox?

Our residential medical Cocaine detox is the most comfortable way to remove toxins from your body. Our clinical medical detox team consists of doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, and support workers meaning that every aspect of your physical, emotional and spiritual detox and recovery is monitored and treatment tailored accordingly.

As Cocaine is not physically addictive you will not be prescribed a medical substitute as such but may be prescribed medication to help with anxiety and sleep problems. Our approach to detoxing Cocaine is nutritious, vitamin and mineral rich food, brisk walks and light gym exercise and behavioural therapy.

Cocaine Recovery Diet Plan

Our private chef will prepare locally sourced, freshly made, home cooked meals, onsite 3x per day. There will also be a range of healthy snacks throughout the day. A diet high in fruit and vegetables will help your body reset and increase the production of naturally occurring dopamine

Cocaine Recovery Exercise Programme

Due to Cocaine not being physically addictive, you will be able to make use of gym facilities in order to sweat out the remnants of the drug. Brisk walks along the sea-front and local gym trips will also get you out and about and interacting with people.

Food and Fitness – Turbo Charged Recovery

Exercising helps the body speed up the healing process, and also helps with depression and other emotions. It is a good idea to drink plenty of water which removes toxins from the body. A healthy low-fat diet can help improve digestion.

For former users who experience excessive sweating, foods high in potassium are recommended to replenish this mineral, such as green leafy vegetables, tomatoes and various fruits such as citrus fruits, bananas and melons.

Long-term Cocaine Rehabilitation

In order to acquire the life skills that are required to function in society without the need for Cocaine we strongly recommend 28 days of residential Cocaine rehabilitation. Our specialist programmes include:

  • One-to-one Counselling
  • Relapse Prevention Workshops
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Music & Art therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Holistic Programme
  • Mindfulness and Acupuncture
  • Fitness and Massage
  • Cross Addiction Workshops
  • Group Therapy

If you have any questions regarding our Cocaine use disorder treatment, locations and cost – we can answer them!

Lifelong Cocaine Relapse Prevention

Lifelong Cocaine Support, Aftercare, Family & Social Connection Programme

Post-rehab challenges are inevitable and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an extremely daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living a sober life, external triggers and temptations exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.

Short-term aftercare:

We provide one year’s free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with family/loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) and you will also have the opportunity to speak with your therapist one-to-one.

Long-term sober network:

We have built the UK’s first sober recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. This lifelong recovery network is called UKAT Connections – a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.

This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear that putting down Cocaine means losing their social life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong happiness.

If you have any questions regarding our private detox clinic, treatment needs, locations and/or cost – call us today!

Recovery Lighthouse in Worthing, West Sussex are Care Quality Commission Approved. We detox and rehabilitate those suffering from Cocaine conditions!


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