Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug that is derived from coca or prepared synthetically, used as an illegal stimulant, and sometimes used medicinally as a local anesthetic. The drug speeds up messages traveling between the brain and body and can have serious harmful effects on overall health and well-being. Cocaine comes from the leaves of the coca bush (Erythroxylum coca), native to South America.1
People who use cocaine describe a feeling of alertness, power, and energy. They are likely to feel more confident and excited, and they may also experience anxiety, paranoia, and agitation. The period after the effects of the cocaine have worn off can also be physically and psychologically unpleasant.
A hair follicle test screens for illicit drug use and the misuse of prescription medication. During this test, a small amount of hair is removed from the head using scissors. The sample is then analyzed for signs of drug use during the ninety days preceding the test. During testing, the collected hair is washed and tested for environmental contamination that could change the results of the test. Your results will be affected if you wash your hair, dye your hair, or use a styling product.5
An oral saliva drug test can be performed at any time of day but must be at least twenty minutes after the individual last ate, drank, smoked, or put anything in their mouth. The saliva drug test is performed using a mouth swab drug test kit that is then either inserted into a container with an inbuilt drug screen, or the mouth swab is built into the drug test kit.6
Recovery from cocaine addiction is achievable, and the professionals at San Diego Detox are here to help. The typical recovery program will follow the steps detailed below.
Treatment programs for cocaine addiction typically focus on remaining drug-free and resuming function within social, professional, and family responsibilities.
We offer different treatment therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy to help you maintain recovery. Therapy is essential for developing a healthy and positive lifestyle to ensure long-term sobriety and prevent relapse.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to cocaine and are ready to seek treatment, San Diego Detox is here to help. San Diego Detox has a safe and well-equipped facility with a highly-trained staff in place to help you begin the recovery process from cocaine addiction.
Contact San Diego Detox today for more information.