Cocaine Rehab

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John Gillen - Last Updated: February 20, 2024

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, we offer a comprehensive cocaine rehab programme for anybody struggling with this addiction. Our team of drug addiction experts have built up the experience and expertise to help you get sober.


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.


About Cocaine Use: Why Addiction Occurs

People generally take cocaine to increase their stamina and feelings of pleasure and general awareness. Cocaine users tend to take it at parties in recreational settings, since the normalisation is increasing, the danger of addiction to cocaine does too.
Once absorbed into your blood, cocaine targets the central nervous system to increase your dopamine and serotonin levels.

This, after consistent use, heavily impacts the brain’s reward system and chasing the same high you may have once had becomes impossible. This means tolerance increases, thus intake increases and ultimately addiction becomes much more prevalent.


Dangers of Cocaine Addiction: Why You Need Cocaine Rehabilitation

Cocaine has many detrimental short-term and long-term effects on your health, and in order to understand why cocaine rehab is so important, you should make yourself well aware of the risks.

If you’re concerned about your health and feel you need cocaine treatment, these following warnings may give you the push you need to reach out for help.

There are different ways of taking cocaine, but no matter the way of consumption, there is the definite risk of danger.

If injected, it can prevent blood from flowing into your tissues. Many cocaine users have experienced an allergic reaction which can cause instant death while more commonly, cocaine increases your risk of HIV, blood infections – such as sepsis, heart infections and hepatitis.


Aswell as injection, there is smoking too. This comes along with 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.

You may be aware of the common method of snorting the substance too. When snorting cocaine, it can result in losing your smell, difficulty swallowing and regular nosebleeds. Should you snort cocaine, you can even 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.

This is what we mentioned earlier, regarding the brain’s rewarding system. Essentially, 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.

The brain’s reward system is run by the release of dopamine.  Simply put, cocaine prevents dopamine from being recycled, which causes a buildup; this stops the regular communication between the neurons of the brain, causing a euphoric high which ultimately becomes addictive.



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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

If you, or someone you know, is taking cocaine in any form – including crack cocaine, speedball, and freebase – it is important to know the signs of addiction.

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

Whether you can spot behavioural or physical signs that you or somebody you love is addicted to cocaine, then cocaine addiction treatment should be the next step to getting on the right path.


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.


Treatment for Cocaine Addiction: Your Options

We are a collection of cocaine clinic groups across the UK and Spain dedicated to beating and treating cocaine addiction among other addictions and alcoholism too.

Based in Watford UK, Blackpool UK, and Costa Brava, Spain, we have three clinic groups in throughout Europe that offer private residential treatments for alcohol and drug abuse.

Our addiction treatment plan includes extensive therapy programmes to provide treatment for any addiction, so what are your options for treatment and how can it help you recover?


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Cocaine Rehab: Steps to Recovery

Step 1: Arrival and Assessment

When you first arrive, you’ll undergo a full clinical assessment before receiving cocaine treatment.

A consultant psychiatrist 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 to follow and recover from during your stay.

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.

Step 2: Medically Assisted Detox

Our cocaine rehab clinics offer a medically assisted detox programme to all guests which involves flushing all toxins out of your system, whether it be drugs or alcohol.

This regime is offered with medications to limit any withdrawal symptoms.

During this stage, you’ll continue to receive support from our experienced staff and it will prepare your body physically to be able to focus on psychological recovery.

Step 3: Psychological Recovery

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. Some of the psychological treatments we utilise include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 1-2-1 therapy
  • Family therapy

We create a treatment program to suit you and provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for everyone to successfully begin this journey to sobriety.


RCG: Our Cocaine Rehab Centres Staff

You’ll be paired with a recovery worker who best matches your level of addiction and who is required to support you 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 any time.


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.


Get in Touch for Rehab for Cocaine Today

Waste no more time in getting the help that you need and start the cocaine rehab process now.

Call us at Rehab Clinics Group so we can find you the right fit for Cocaine rehab UK based, and in Europe; get in touch on 0800 470 0382 today.

  • 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: February 20, 2024

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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