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When Is Intervention Most Vital During Cocaine Addiction Rehabilitation?

Addiction Treatment
Jan Trobisch

Jan Trobisch

Research suggests that individuals recovering from cocaine addiction are more susceptible to relapse at specific periods of their recovery. Knowing when to intervene could mean the difference between life and death.

Although symptoms of withdrawal are no longer affecting clients once they have completed detoxification, the underlying issues that promoted a cocaine addiction in the first place still exist. They must be confronted and rectified to successfully recover from a cocaine addiction. Fortunately, we can help with the type of individualized therapeutic programs we offer.

Interventionists specializing in helping recovering cocaine addicts avoid relapse must determine which intervention technique will work best. With years of experience and the unique ability to communicate and empathize with clients in cocaine addiction rehab, addiction therapists at Synergy Recovery Services can help you through the first six to 12 months of recovery — the most vulnerable time for an ex-cocaine addict.

What Happens Before a Cocaine Relapse?

Cocaine addiction intervention experts say that a relapse may be brewing weeks before the actual relapse occurs, although the recovering addict may claim they have no desire to use. Symptoms of a possible impending relapse include apathy, anxiety, mood swings, self-pity and inexplicable hostility toward family and friends.

The person may also not be sleeping or eating well, and they may isolate themselves and refuse to talk about what they are feeling. They may also stop attending support groups. Experimentation with over-the-counter sleep aids or cold medicines is commonly seen in cocaine addicts about to relapse, as well as development of other addictions, such as gambling, Internet or eating.

Psychological harbingers of a potential cocaine relapse include recalling the euphoria of being high and magically thinking cocaine will solve their problems. For example, euphoric recall means the recovering addict will remember their many cocaine highs through rose-colored glasses. They’ll block out the unpleasant aspects of drug addiction and remember only the pleasurable feelings they experienced while on cocaine. When they indulge in magical thinking, cocaine addicts will use denial as a way to remember how “good” everything was for them and how awful sobriety makes them feel.

Cocaine Addiction Rehab at Synergy Recovery Services

At Synergy Recovery Services, we provide clients with effective relapse prevention skills that can prevent them from suffering from one or more of the stages of relapse — physical, emotional and mental. Each stage exhibits certain signs that a client may be vulnerable to relapse, such as the mental relapse stage recognizable when the client begins socializing with old drug friends or fantasizing about using cocaine.

We teach clients how to quickly discern signs of relapse and how to implement various methods of self-care strategies and coping skills to eliminate cravings and immediately regain complete control of their lives.

By learning how to identify and approach a high-risk situation in a healthy manner, clients experience an increase in self-esteem and self-efficacy. They also develop a sense of life balance that compels them to pursue the clean, sober and fulfilling lifestyle they have always wanted and deserve.

Cocaine addiction help is only a phone call away. Call us today at 661-878-9100.