Cocaine is a popular drug among people of all ages. Whether someone uses cocaine socially or for its stimulant effects at work or school, it’s highly addictive. Many people try to stop using cocaine on their own. Unfortunately, this often leads to relapse, other drug use, or overdose. The holistic cocaine addiction treatment program at Red Oak Recovery® can help young men overcome cocaine use for long-term sobriety.

If you or a young man you love is using cocaine, call Red Oak Recovery® today. Our Asheville North Carolina treatment center helps young men ages 18-30 recover from cocaine and other substances with holistic treatment. Call us now at 828.382.9699 to learn more about our addiction treatment programs.

What Is Cocaine?a man talks to a therapist at a cocaine addiction treatment program in north carolina

Cocaine is a stimulant drug derived from the South American coca plant. Cocaine is snorted, ingested, or dissolved in water and injected. In its more concentrated form, crack cocaine is often called freebase, rock, or hard cocaine. Cocaine is more potent and provides a more intense high in this form. All forms of cocaine provide an immediate rush of dopamine to the brain, which can cause hyper-focus, manic behavior, and sudden bursts of motivation. Cocaine speeds up messages from the brain to the body, which can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Fast heart rate
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Rapid eye movement

Cocaine enters and leaves the bloodstream quickly. Sudden euphoria can turn into depression, slowed motor skills, and lethargy as cocaine leaves the body. For many people, the euphoric feelings and motivation of cocaine make it highly addictive. Contrary to popular belief, cocaine is popular among all walks of life, often used to help people stay motivated at work, in school, or at parties.

Dangers of Cocaine Use and Overdose

Because cocaine is a fast-acting stimulant, it can lead to overdose and death. Signs of cocaine overdose include:

  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Chest pain
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Vomiting
  • Elevated temperature
  • Psychosis
  • Seizures or tremors

When a person experiences an overdose, they usually cannot seek medical attention on their own. Unfortunately, this can lead to death or severe health problems. The more often a person uses cocaine, the more their brain will rely on cocaine for dopamine. Over time, the brain will stop making dopamine on its own, causing intense withdrawal symptoms and increasing depression and other mood disorders.

A Different Approach to Cocaine Rehab in North Carolina

At Red Oak Recovery®, we believe in holistic addiction treatment. Our programs for young men focus on eco-therapy. We combine experiential therapy with clinical and holistic approaches for overall healing. Based outside of Asheville, North Carolina, our clients experience the benefits of wilderness therapy in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our treatment center focuses on trauma-informed therapy and dual diagnosis for holistic recovery.

We treat the following co-occurring disorders alongside cocaine and other substance use disorders:

  • Disordered eating
  • Anxiety disorders
  • ADHD or ADD
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Process addictions

Red Oak Recovery® provides young men ages 18-30 with the opportunity to disconnect from their urban lives and reconnect to themselves through experiential and wilderness therapy. Clients at Red Oak enjoy a range of outdoor therapies and traditional clinical therapy to reduce addiction triggers, understand their mental health, and create long-lasting life changes. Our clients build resilience, stronger relationships at home, work, and school, and connect with other men.

Start Cocaine Addiction Treatment at Red Oak Recovery® Today

If you or a young man in your life is ready for holistic cocaine addiction treatment, reach out to Red Oak Recovery® today. Don’t let cocaine addiction keep you from a healthy, vibrant life. Call us now 828.382.9699 to learn more about holistic addiction treatment in North Carolina.