The National Institute on Drug Abuse calls cocaine a “powerfully addicting substance,” an apt description of a drug that causes such a major change in your body. Cocaine causes your body to sustain an increased dopamine level. Dopamine circuits in your brain are what control feelings of pleasure, but they also contribute to control over body movements. 
Once your body becomes accustomed to these changes, it can be difficult to get off cocaine. Stopping or reducing the amount of the drug you take can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms, which can range from agitation or a depressed mood to serious health changes to your heart, usually cause discomfort, fear or an inability to function. That drives many people back to cocaine use.
If you’re feeling trapped inside the cocaine addiction cycle, know that you aren’t alone. More than 1.5 million people are current or past users of cocaine, according to NIDA ,and almost a million Americans in 2014 alone met diagnostic criteria for a cocaine addiction. 
You’re also not alone in recovery efforts. Trying to stop using cocaine on your own is difficult — even sometimes impossible — and it can be dangerous. Instead, consider seeking assistance through professional cocaine detox so you can get off drugs safely and more comfortably.
Medically assisted cocaine detox
Cocaine withdrawals can be scary. Some symptoms of withdrawal can include:
- Irritability and restlessness
- Changes in appetite or sleep
- Slowing of activity throughout the body, which can lead to issues with blood pressure or heart rate
- Nightmares or vivid dreams
- Depressed mood
- General feelings of pain or aches
- Intense cocaine cravings
While many cocaine withdrawal symptoms peak within the first few weeks, depression and cravings can linger for months, causing serious physical and mental health issues if you go without professional treatment.
Our experienced staff helps you detox from cocaine in a caring, comfortable environment. While every situation is unique, we strive to help you come off cocaine as quickly — but safely — as possible. Our doctors and nurses treat you 24 hours a day, offering respite from uncomfortable symptoms and monitoring your health to ensure you are safe.
What sets Lumiere Healing Centers apart?
We’re Joint Commission Gold Seal Accredited, which means our facilities and staff meet high standards of care. Our facilities are also designed to evoke trust, comfort and even delight. Yes, you are struggling with a very serious issue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take heart in some little luxuries such as chef-prepared meals and Tempurpedic beds.
Lumiere Health Centers also offer comprehensive treatment for cocaine use. Following detox, we work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that might include inpatient rehab and counseling, outpatient services or aftercare to support sobriety in the future.
Don’t wait for cocaine to threaten your life, your relationships or your career. Call us today at our rehabs in Ohio to find out about cocaine detox options. 513-909-2225.