Cocaine Rehab

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John Gillen - Last Updated: November 21, 2022

Last reviewed: March 31, 2022 by Dr Alexander Lapa. All information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.

Here at Rehab Clinics Group, one of the most commonly treated substances we deal with is cocaine – our team of drug addiction experts have built up the experience to provide the most comprehensive cocaine rehab treatment service available in the UK. If you are addicted to cocaine and want help, our treatment services will help you beat addiction.

Cocaine is an illicit stimulant that is presented as a powder, paste or rock-like substance. People have different reasons for taking the drug, but it has many life-threatening dangers which shouldn’t be overlooked. Let’s take a look at the background of this drug and the process of cocaine rehab.


How does Cocaine Work?

People generally take cocaine to increase their stamina and feelings of pleasure and general awareness. Cocaine users tend to take it at parties and in situations that may require more energy. It usually takes around five minutes to experience a high, although as many users take cocaine with alcohol, they can’t feel its effects, so continue to take more.

This is a common cause of cocaine overdose and just one example of how people fall into substance abuse. Once absorbed into your blood, cocaine targets the central nervous system to increase your dopamine and serotonin levels.


The Effects Cocaine Has On Your Health

Cocaine has many detrimental short-term and long-term effects on your health. If injected, it can prevent blood from flowing into your tissues. Many cocaine users have experienced an allergic reaction which can cause instant death. More commonly, cocaine increases your risk of HIV, blood infections – such as sepsis, heart infections and hepatitis.

There are many more severe effects, including heart, liver and brain damage. Smoking cocaine can increase your risks of inflamed lunges, bronchitis, lung and throat cancer and difficulty breathing. When snorted, cocaine can result in losing your smell, difficulty swallowing and regular nosebleeds. Should you snort cocaine, you can damage your nose and lose your nasal lining which causes the nostrils to combine into one.

Regularly taking cocaine can lead to depression, anxiety, paranoia, and it can bring occurring mental health problems to the surface too. The drug is extremely addictive, so regular use changes how your body releases dopamine – the feel-good chemical. The more you take it, the lower your dopamine levels, so users take it again to feel happy and uplifted. However, this repeated behaviour can lead to the above life-threatening side effects. These mixtures of lows and highs confuse the brain, which can result in users not showing, eating or sleeping for days.



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Benefits Of Joining Rehab For Cocaine Use

If you, or someone you know, is taking cocaine in any form – including crack cocaine, speedball, and freebase – seek professional help.

There are many signs of cocaine abuse to look out for, including:

  • A dramatic lack of concentration or focus
  • Sudden hyperactivity
  • Increased nosebleeds
  • Excessive enthusiasm
  • Increased agitation
  • Muscle tics
  • Delusional thoughts and hallucinations
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of tolerance

There are also physical signs that someone is taking cocaine, such as:

  • Needle marks on their body
  • Burned fingers or lips


If you believe someone close to you, or you, are taking cocaine, it’s time for professional help. There are many ways to beat this addiction, but ignoring it isn’t one of them.


Cocaine Rehab and Treatment Options With Us

We are a collection of cocaine clinic groups across the UK and Spain dedicated to beating and treating this serious addiction. Based in Watford UK, Blackpool UK, and Costa Brava, Spain, we have three clinic groups in Europe that offer private residential treatments for alcohol and drug abuse.

Our addiction treatment plan includes extensive therapy programmes to provide treatment for

. When you first arrive, you’ll undergo a full clinical assessment before receiving treatment. A consultant psychiatric will examine your physical and psychological well-being. This is your opportunity to communicate your history of addictive substances. After analysing your results, the psychiatrist will create a personalised cocaine detox plan and personalised treatment to help you.

Throughout your journey with us, staff are on-hand 24/7 to facilitate your needs – whether that’s for cognitive behavioural therapy or group therapy.

Specialists are there throughout your entire journey to ensure you make positive steps in kicking your cocaine abuse long term. Our cocaine rehab clinics offer a medically assisted detox programme to all guests which involves flushing all toxins out of your system.

This pain-less detox regime is offered with medications to limit any withdrawal symptoms. During this stage, you’ll continue to receive support from our experienced staff. We employ a team of medical/therapeutic professionals who are there for you 24/7 to help you get over your issues with this highly addictive substance.

During your rehab for cocaine addiction, our objectives are to find the source of your drug addiction and create a programme that will not only help you during your time at our clinic but for life too. Our proven drug treatments help to transform your life so you can be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself outside of our clinics. And, if you need any further support, you’ll receive one year’s free aftercare to help you build a brighter future.

We can create a treatment program to suit all budgets and provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for everyone to successfully begin this journey.


Our Cocaine Rehab Staff

Cocaine Rehab

Our residential drug rehab centre is home to dedicated professionals who specialise in addictions and recovery treatments. You’ll be paired with a recovery worker who best matches your level of addiction and required support throughout your stay. They’ll work closely to build a trusting relationship with you and monitor your recovery, whilst adhering to your needs.

In addition to support groups, you’ll meet with your recovery worker for regular one-to-one meet-ups to discuss your progress. This is a great opportunity to assess your health – both psychological and physical – and continue moving forwards in your recovery. Your dedicated recovery worker is there to support your everyday needs, as well as be a pair of ears if you need to talk.

At Rehab Clinics Group, we believe that a variety of specialist counsellors, music therapists and more can help you become the best version of yourself. Each of these specialists will enter our clinic to help you combat your addiction. Looking after your health and wellbeing is important to aid your road to recover. This is why we offer an experienced team of chefs and catering staff to provide locally sourced meals that are freshly prepared each day. No matter your cultural or dietary needs, we accommodate for everyone.


Contact us today on 03301 596 494 or request a call-back from one of our professionals, and we’ll be happy to help you on your road to recovery.


Cocaine Rehab FAQ’s

Over the years, our team have been here to help addicts and loved ones with difficult questions which you may not know the answer to. We have answered a number of the most common questions regarding our cocaine rehab programmes in the section below.

  • How Long Does Cocaine Rehab Last?

    As cocaine is a psychological addiction – we always advise our clients to complete at least a 28 day programme in order to give themselves the best chance of recovery. Most rehab centres will give the same advice and also suggest longer treatments.
  • How Do I Know If Cocaine Rehab Is Right For Me Or A Loved One?

    If the addict is suffering from a serious cocaine addiction – then there is really no other choice. A dependency to cocaine is psychological and you won't be able to undergo therapies to battle the route of addiction at support groups.
  • Do You Recommend Cocaine Support Groups?

    At Rehab Clinics Group, we always recommend Cocaine Anonymous service to anyone who reaches out for help with cocaine addiction. We definitely suggest attending once you complete your time at one of our treatment centres.
  • What Should You Look For In A Rehab Facility?

    Finding the perfect rehabilitation facility can be challenging because there are plenty of factors to consider. We would usually recommend finding somewhere which has fully qualified staff.
  • How Long Does Cocaine Rehab Take?

    Most rehab programmes last between 10 and 28 days – however, when someone is suffering from a cocaine addiction, we always recommend at least 28 days because it is a psychological addiction. In order to eliminate your cravings for cocaine, you must undergo extensive therapy sessions.
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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: November 21, 2022

John Gillen is a leading addiction recovery expert with over 15 years of experience in his field. He also co-authored the best-selling book "The Secret Disease of Addiction".

Dr Alexander Lapa - Psychiatrist & Clinical Reviewer for Rehab Clinics Group

Dr Alexander Lapa - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: March 31, 2022

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
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