It’s hard to imagine your teen would ever try cocaine, but don’t be fooled. A recent NIDA study found that 8.5 percent of high school seniors, 4.8 percent of 10th graders, and 3.4 percent of 8th graders have tried cocaine. The same study showed that 3.5 percent of high school seniors and over 2 percent of 8th and 10th graders also tried crack cocaine.
If your teen is using cocaine it’s important to recognize the signs and seek treatment right away. A cocaine rehab will provide your teen the treatment he or she needs to overcome drug addiction and live a life free of drug abuse.
Signs Your Teen is Using Cocaine
There are a variety of physical, emotional and behavioral signs that your teen is using cocaine. Some of these symptoms of cocaine abuse are:
Runny nose or frequent sniffing
Increased susceptibility to illness
Perspiration or chills
Nausea or vomiting
Changes in friends
Loss of interest in school, family, or activities
Frequently asking for money
Unusual energy followed by excessive sleeping
Erratic behavior/Frequent mood swings
Isolation and withdrawal
Increased time away from family
Drug paraphernalia, such as mirrors (used to snort off of), rolled up money bills or cut-off straws (used to snort cocaine), empty baggies, white powder residue, etc.
The Importance of Getting Your Teen Into Cocaine Rehab
The effects of cocaine abuse and addiction can lead to dangerous physical and psychological problems, including anxiety, paranoia, depression, suicidal behavior, damaged nasal passages and malnutrition. Large amounts of cocaine can lead to severe consequences that include bizarre, erratic or violent behavior; heart attacks, seizures, strokes or coma; death; and paranoia that can lead to full-blown psychosis. Teens who use alcohol with cocaine are at particular risk for severe, dangerous side effects.
The sooner you get your teen into cocaine rehab, the greater chance your teen will have of avoiding these serious health consequences.
Studies also show that people who become chemically dependent at an early age are more at risk for developing addictions that are very resistant to treatment and have a higher likelihood of developing other substance abuse problems and relapsing later in life. Cocaine rehab can save your teen from a lifelong battle with drug addiction.
What to Expect at Teen Cocaine Rehab
The first step of cocaine rehab is to enter a detoxification program. During the detox process, your teen will be safely monitored and treated for withdrawal symptoms that can include fatigue, irritability, insomnia, depression and drug craving. The entire detox period will be supervised by trained medical personnel who will monitor your teen’s withdrawal and make sure he or she is as safe and as comfortable as possible.
After detox, successful treatment can begin. The most effective treatment for cocaine addiction is a comprehensive approach that addresses not only the physical components of the cocaine addiction, but the psychological components as well. A comprehensive approach that combines behavioral therapy, individual counseling, 12-step support, drug testing, dual diagnosis and positive reinforcement has been shown to be the most effective way to reduce cocaine abuse. Some cocaine rehab centers will also introduce holistic therapies such as yoga, acupuncture and equine therapies to help your teen reconnect his or her body, mind and spirit — all areas that are damaged by addiction.
Teen Cocaine REcovery at Casa Palmera
Casa Palmera provides cocaine rehab for teens and adults that’s based on a holistic approach to treatment. That means we treat not only the physical dependence on cocaine but also the emotional and mental issues that have fueled the drug use. In addition to traditional methods of cocaine addiction treatment, we also offer a variety of holistic therapies such as acupuncture, massage and yoga to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and return your teen to a balanced state of well-being.
Don’t let an addiction to cocaine destroy your teen’s life. Call Casa Palmera today.