Treating Teen Cocaine Addiction one Step at a Time
When a teen regularly uses cocaine for a period of time cocaine treatment begins with first remaining abstinent from cocaine and all other mind altering substances. Once the teen has stopped using depending on the severity of the withdrawal symptoms they may or may not need detox services. Once an application is submitted to Vista Academy our Treatment Team reviews it and determines whether or not the client needs detox services or fit they can come directly to our specialized drug treatment program for teens and adolescents. Our program helps teens get sober, and learn the tools they need to combat their addiction and achieve long term sobriety through individual and group therapy, fitness, life skills, and academics.
Vista Academy has relationships with a number of detox services so if a teen come into the program and then needs detox, we will be able to get them to a detox facility we know and trust. Once someone commits to coming to Vista Academy we can arrange for them to go from home directly to a detox facility and then we will take care of getting them to our facility once their detox is complete. After someone participates in a medical detox from cocaine it is important that they go directly into a substance abuse treatment program where they can learn tools to prevent them from succumbing to the cravings. Even though cocaine is technically out of the teens system a drug treatment program, like the one we offer a Vista Academy, will give the teen the best chance of staying sober.
What Does Cocaine Withdrawal Look Like?
Regular cocaine users have difficulty overcoming both the mental and physical addiction to cocaine. Almost immediately when someone stops using cocaine they will experience an intense craving for more cocaine followed by what is knows as a “crash”along with a number of other cocaine withdrawal symptoms, including:
- mood swings
- and insomnia
The Benefits of an Age-Specific Cocaine Treatment Program
There are many different variable that effect the treatment of cocaine addiction. Teens that are addicted to cocaine are at a high risk of relapse, due to the highly addictive nature of the drug. Cocaine treatment at Vista Academy allows teens to be surrounded with teens that are going through similar issues, and to become part of a strong recovery based community.
There were over 1 percent of 8th graders abusing cocaine last year, and another 2 percent of 10th graders abusing the drug. Cocaine can be injected, snorted through the nose or smoked, and is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. Along with helping clients achieve physical sobriety, cocaine treatment at Vista Academy often centers around therapy (both group and individually). An experienced clinical team helps clients to cope with triggers and stresses that will come up in their early sobriety. Vista Academy is a long term treatment center that offers teens the ability to slowly integrates teens back into society. An appropriate length of treatment is very important when treating cocaine addiction and alcoholism.