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Going to Medical Detox to Treat Crack Cocaine Addiction

Crack cocaine, a powerful and addictive stimulant, causes terrible withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms and the availability of other drugs and alcohol to mask them can make the addiction to crack cocaine hard to treat. Users in recovery from crack cocaine addiction are also at increased risk of self-harm. In a supervised, supportive, medical crack cocaine detox environment, users are monitored and their withdrawal symptoms effectively managed so they can make a full, life-long recovery from crack cocaine addiction. Below is comprehensive information on the signs and symptoms of withdrawal and the reasons for going to medical detox to treat crack cocaine addiction.

There are several phases to crack cocaine withdrawal. Phase one includes feelings of restlessness and irritability. The user may have an increased appetite and problems with sleeping.

Phase two can last anywhere from one to ten weeks and includes feelings of anxiety, strong cravings for the drug, depression, and poor concentration. Sleep and emotional problems also linger in this phase.

Phase three can last up to 28 weeks and includes feelings of intermittent cravings for the drug and possible dysphoria.

Detox from crack cocaine is divided into three phases.

Phase one, the onset of withdrawal, usually starts within a few hours of the last use of crack cocaine. This is also called the ‘crash,’ and will typically last for several days.

Phase two considered the official withdrawal phase, can last anywhere from one to ten weeks.

Phase three is the extinction phase and can last for up to 28 weeks.

The withdrawal process from crack cocaine can be life-threatening. While usually, the physical symptoms of withdrawal aren’t as deadly as, say, heroin, crack cocaine withdrawal can cause an indirect threat to life.

Since crack cocaine withdrawal can cause depression, users going through withdrawal have an increased risk of suicide. This is also why it is important for recovering users to be monitored in a secure medical detox center.

Often, the withdrawal symptoms of crack cocaine addiction are so unpleasant for the user, they will treat the symptoms with otherCrack Cocaine Medical Detoxification drugs and substances, such as alcohol. Under medical supervision, the withdrawal symptoms can be managed in a controlled, supportive environment with therapy and short-term use of legal medications, where the user isn’t at risk of trading one addiction for another.

Crack cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant. Withdrawal symptoms are powerful, unpleasant, and can be life-threatening. Going to a medical detox center to treat crack cocaine addiction in a controlled, encouraging environment is more likely to lead to lifelong recovery for the user.

Windward Way offers that support and encouragement, minimizing the suffering of addiction and withdrawal. Symptoms of withdrawal are effectively managed, and the patient is carefully monitored to minimize any potentially life-threatening effects. Treatment options are also tailored for the individual, and detailed evaluations are made to access the underlying cause of the drug addiction. Windward Way is an accredited, in-patient rehab center, providing men in recovery with empowerment, structure, and investment to reach their goal of life-long recovery.

Medically Supervised Crack Cocaine Detox

Windward Way’s caring and dedicated professionals are what make our crack cocaine detox center the world-class program it is. Since crack cocaine use is such a powerful addiction, our detox makes a great start for your crack cocaine addiction rehabilitation program. Our medically supervised detox staff make certain that you will remain safe and comfortable while you come off this highly addictive illegal substance. You can rest easy knowing you or someone you love will be in our experienced, well managed, and clinically supervised care.

It’s easy to start the process for admission: contact us to begin the task of detoxing off crack cocaine. Get your life back with the drug rehab center at Windward Way. 855-491-7694.

Crack Cocaine Addiction Treatment, the Windward Way

At Windward Way, you’ll see the difference our dually accredited program—and also our committed staff—make to accomplish a real transformation for men. Truth be told, an addiction to crack cocaine is particularly difficult to treat. However, we’re up to the task. We are well acquainted with many addiction types that men, aged 18 to 45, struggle with. You can look forward to receiving only the highest quality addiction treatment for crack cocaine for men that currently exists.

A rehab for crack cocaine addiction doesn’t have to be a negative event in your life. Graduates of our crack cocaine treatment program often share that the time they spent in Windward Way’s addiction treatment program was one of the most formative for them ever. You can speak personally with our intake staff right now to begin the new journey of recovery. Call: 855-491-7694.

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