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Cocaine Rehab Center

For adults and adolescents struggling with cocaine addiction, The Berman Center offers intensive treatment and programs for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our cocaine rehab center includes outpatient treatment so that you can not only overcome addiction, but identify your purpose, develop healthy coping skills, and have a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Contact our drug rehab and outpatient mental health treatment center in Atlanta today to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one overcome addiction.


Understanding Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is an addictive stimulant drug. Made from coca plant leaves, cocaine is illegal in the United States. This street drug is often combined with other substances, including opioids, making it even more dangerous. There have been an increasing number of overdose deaths in recent years because cocaine is combined with fentanyl and other deadly substances. 

When someone uses cocaine, it increases dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical messenger typically recycled into the cells that release it. Cocaine prevents the dopamine in the brain from being recycled, so large amounts build up in the brain’s nerve cells, which stops normal communication.

The dopamine floods into the brain’s reward circuit, leading to compulsive drug use behaviors. With ongoing use, your brain’s reward cycle might adapt to the presence of cocaine, becoming less sensitive to its effects. Then, you might have to take larger doses or use cocaine more often to feel high or avoid withdrawal symptoms.

The reason cocaine leads to addiction is broadly true of other substances. Repeatedly using the stimulant causes long-term changes in the brain’s reward circuit, leading to addiction.

An estimated 14% of Americans 12 and older have used cocaine during some point in their lifetimes.

When you use cocaine, it stimulates the activity of your central nervous system, increasing your energy levels, blood pressure, and heart rate. You also feel pleasure because of the dopamine flooding the brain. Cocaine has a short half-life, but its effects begin quickly, and the high is usually only 5 to 30 minutes long.

When someone is high on cocaine, they may be excitable, talkative, and energetic. They might have a reduced appetite and need for sleep and have high confidence levels. When coming down from being high on the stimulant, a person may experience a crash, where they experience depression and may eat or sleep more than usual.

There are two primary types of cocaine, one of which is a powder, and one is a rock form. The powder can be snorted, smoked, or injected. The rock form of cocaine is known as crack cocaine, and it’s usually smoked.

The Berman Center is an Atlanta addiction treatment center that works with adolescents and adults and provides mental health care along with addiction treatment. Our intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) allow for building a sense of self while maintaining other responsibilities and getting treatment.

The Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

When someone uses cocaine regularly, they may become tolerant to the effects, using more and more to get the desired feelings of the substance. As an addiction develops, a person might spend more time trying to get the drug, to the point that it negatively affects other responsibilities and things in their life.

Someone developing a cocaine addiction might spend most of their time obtaining it, using it, and recovering from its effects. Family obligations, school, or responsibilities in the workplace may be neglected.

Someone with a cocaine addiction may begin to withdraw from those who love them and stop doing the things they once enjoyed.

With cocaine addiction, the disease affects the brain’s reward circuits and motivation circuits. When an addiction develops, the person will need cocaine to feel a sense of balance, eventually. Someone might continue seeking out cocaine because of a psychological addiction and the need to avoid both physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal.

Specific signs of cocaine addiction can include:

  •  Insomnia
  • Reckless or risky behaviors
  • Stealing money
  • High energy levels
  • Trying unsuccessfully to stop using cocaine or cut back
  • Being dishonest about activities
  • Persistent nosebleeds
  • Problems with decision-making
  • Psychosis
  • Euphoria
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

The Berman Center is a cocaine rehab center offering treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders in a safe, comfortable, and tranquil environment.

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Combining Cocaine with Other Substances

Many times, cocaine is misused along with other substances, including alcohol and opioids. When someone uses cocaine with other substances, it can have dangerous short- and long-term effects. It can make the risk of physical side effects greater than using a single substance, and it also can make symptoms of mental health issues worse.

A person can overdose on cocaine, whether alone or with other substances, and death can occur.

The most serious health-related consequences of cocaine use can include heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and irregular heart rhythm. Cocaine overdose symptoms can include high body temperature, extreme anxiety or agitation, high blood pressure, and problems breathing.

The Berman Center is a cocaine addiction treatment program. Programs are available on an outpatient basis for adolescents and adults so that you can receive needed mental health and addiction treatment and begin to find hope in your life once again while igniting your purpose.


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Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

At our cocaine rehab center, we offer programs on an outpatient basis, including a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program. Both types of programs at our cocaine addiction treatment facility are individualized and geared toward each individual’s unique needs while providing a sense of ongoing spiritual and emotional support.

Important in choosing a cocaine rehab center is looking for a program that’s evidence-based and holistic. A holistic program takes into consideration the needs of the whole person. You are more than an addiction to cocaine or other substances; your treatment should consider all your needs. 

Our cocaine addiction treatment programs use state-of-the-art approaches to treatment based on science and research. Our therapists are licensed professionals who can also diagnose and treat underlying mental health conditions that could contribute to substance misuse or lead to relapses if untreated.

Group sessions include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and other forms of talk therapy. Also part of treatment plans at The Berman Center are mindfulness and meditation training, relapse prevention, life skills training, and family therapy.

The adult intensive outpatient program includes a commitment of three days a week, with three group sessions a day, while our partial hospitalization program is available on an outpatient basis for five days a week. As appropriate, we offer step-downs into lower levels of care to help the transition.

Cocaine addiction can have far-reaching effects on your life, but recovery is possible. The Berman Center is a leading cocaine rehab center, and we encourage you to contact our team to learn more about igniting your purpose through recovery.


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