Crack Cocaine Rehab in Washington State
Crack cocaine is one of the most addictive forms of cocaine. Ever since it was introduced to the American public in the 1980s, crack cocaine has led to the destruction of families and lives and has even been attributed to the downfall of entire communities. If crack is causing challenges in your life or in the life of a loved one, Free by the Sea can help via crack cocaine rehab. Located in the beautiful State of Washington, we are one of the most renowned rehab centers in the entire nation.
Serving the Pacific Northwest, including Washington (Vancouver), Oregon (Portland), and Alaska.
In 1885, researchers first isolated the chemical compound cocaine in the leaves of the coca plant. Coca leaves have been used for millennia by individuals in South America to reduce hunger and increase energy. In the late 1800s, cocaine was used as a medicine and local anesthetic and was widely taken by the populace in the form of pills and beverages for its stimulatory properties. Oral cocaine can depress the appetite and work as a powerful stimulant.
Sniffing or injecting cocaine produces a powerful short-term euphoric effect followed by a long period of increased energy. The euphoric effect that comes from snorting or injecting cocaine is addictive. Crack cocaine comes in the form of crystallized rocks and is a chemical variant of cocaine. When heated, the crack crystals create vapors that can be inhaled to create an extremely powerful short-term euphoric effect. Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine. At times, crack is mixed with other drugs such as heroin or marijuana.
Why Is Crack Cocaine Abused?
Using crack cocaine gives a person an intense high. The high is short term, lasting for around ten minutes. The high is followed by a drastic crash that leaves the user in a depressed state. Many crack users will take multiple hits of crack in quick succession in an attempt to avoid the crash. Individuals who abuse crack will put forth every effort to obtain the drug regardless of the negative effects the drug has on their health, their family, and their ability to maintain employment. When an individual becomes addicted to crack cocaine, there is absolutely nothing they can do on their own to stop. Addiction to crack is a serious medical problem. Contrary to what some individuals believe, drug addiction is not caused by failure or by a lack of willpower. In the same way an individual who has a chronic illness needs medical care, individuals who have become addicted to crack need professional help.
Signs of Crack Abuse
If you or a loved one is showing some of the following signs or symptoms, crack abuse may be the cause:
- Drastic weight loss
- Dilated pupils
- Irritability and extreme anxiousness
- Sudden bouts of aggression
- Paranoid behavior and increased restlessness
- Premature aging
- Constantly needing money
- Staying out late
Crack abuse can lead to many detrimental effects, such as drastic loss of weight, extreme malnutrition, severe damage to the lungs, heart attacks, and strokes. Many individuals who develop a long-term addiction to crack experience episodes of paranoia and psychosis.
Using crack during pregnancy is detrimental to the health and well-being of the fetus. In worst-case scenarios, crack use can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths. Using crack during pregnancy can result in premature labor. If the child survives, common effects of maternal crack use are severe growth deformities, withdrawal symptoms, and developmental issues after birth.
Why Is Crack Addiction So Hard to Overcome?
The speed and intensity of the euphoria produced by inhaling crack is believed to be one of the reasons it is so addictive. Another reason is because of the unpleasant downs a crack user feels as the euphoria wears off. Individuals who use crack often become addicted to the drug and suffer extreme withdrawal symptoms. Many feel they cannot live without the drug. They will experience physical symptoms such as vomiting, shaking, pain, and cravings. They will also deal with emotional and mental symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Individuals who try to quit on their own will often fail as a result of the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.
What Is Crack Abuse Treatment?
Crack addiction is a very serious medical condition that can only be dealt with through professional medical care. A good rehabilitation center is going to offer comprehensive treatment to help individuals beat their addiction. The first step is detox. Medically supervised detox can help relieve some of the symptoms of withdrawal.
Once detox is completed, steps must be taken to address the cause of addiction. Underlying problems such as depression, anxiety, and stress must be addressed to achieve successful rehabilitation. Throughout a comprehensive treatment program, individuals will work with licensed therapists, attend educational programs administered by professional substance abuse workers, and participate in group and individual therapies. The goal is to teach an addict the coping skills they are going to need to avoid the trap of addiction.
Successful rehabilitation programs start with detox, followed by a few weeks of residential rehabilitation programs, and then are finished with outpatient treatment. The residential portion of the treatment program is very important as the recovering addict needs a safe, isolated, structured environment where they can work through their issues and learn how to manage their stress without using crack. Once this is done, they can return to living in the real world.
PLEASE NOTE: Free by the Sea DOES NOT provide crack cocaine detox services. We recommend outside detox services and provide the recovery after the detox is complete.
- Dual diagnosis services in the State of Washington
- Psychologist and psychiatrist on staff
- Long-term transitory living
- 30-, 60-, and 90-day programs
- Men and women in separate buildings
- Eating, activities, and classes are all gender-specific
Don’t Wait. Call Today.
Crack cocaine abuse will not resolve without professional treatment. Do not wait until crack cocaine destroys your life or the life of your loved one. Get help right when you see a problem beginning.
Contact Free by the Sea
Free by the Sea is located in the State of Washington. We are a first-class, full-service rehabilitation center designed to work with men and women in need of crack cocaine rehab. We offer comprehensive treatment that has proven successful in dealing with drug and alcohol dependency. Our residential treatment programs, addiction treatment programs, and dual diagnostic treatment programs have helped many individuals get back on the road to sobriety. Contact us today.