Cleaning the body from cocaine - detox and treatment
Narcologist, psychotherapist, psychodrama therapist, hypnotherapist. Chief physician of the clinic
It is quite difficult to get rid of drug addiction on your own, since along with physical addiction, psychological addiction is formed, which is more difficult to cope with. Very often, a person who uses drugs is afraid or does not feel comfortable when it comes to the need to seek help or consult a narcologist-psychotherapist because of the fear of publicity, age, misunderstanding, social status, and shame. After all, such a disease in society is strongly condemned.
The way out in this situation is to start on time guaranteed, anonymous treatment of cocaine addiction in our private addiction clinic “MEDLUX” accredited by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Such a decision will help to maintain a social position and help to avoid publicity of the diagnosis. We care about the reputation and confidentiality of our clients, information about the passage of detoxification therapy will not go beyond the walls of our institution.
The “detox” course for the elimination of cocaine from the body can be taken around the clock and anonymously, both in the hospital and at home. The specialist comes privately and carries out all the necessary medical procedures (cocaine drip, pills, cardiogram).
Effects of using cocaine
Cocaine primarily acts on the cardiovascular system. It is expressed in an increase in pressure, the appearance of a rapid heartbeat, interruptions in the work of the heart. Because of this, the load on the heart muscle and coronary vessels increases. Thus, cocaine use leads to heart failure. A man complains that his heart hurts after “coke”. Cocaine addiction aggravates atherosclerosis and causes vasospasm. Hence, there is a high risk of strokes and heart attacks.
In addition, “coke” can cause bleeding, the onset and exacerbation of stomach or intestinal ulcers, liver failure, and so on.
Complications associated with the type of use are also distinguished into a separate group. When the drug is inhaled through the nose, frequent nosebleeds and inflammation in the sinuses occur.
With the injectable form of cocaine use, the entire spectrum of diseases is possible, accompanied by inadequate compliance with protective measures. These are hepatitis B, C and HIV infection, abscesses and cellulitis, blood poisoning, etc.
At the beginning of use, cocaine causes a feeling of euphoria, emotional uplift, and speeds up a person’s reactions. At the same time, appetite decreases until it completely disappears.
With prolonged use, patients complain that they “cannot fall asleep after coke,” they suffer from headaches, nausea, memory loss and deterioration in concentration. Concepts such as “post-coke depression” and “cocaine psychoses” emerge.
In some cases, the addict is tormented by hallucinations, delusional and paranoid ideas.
Psychiatrists note that the same hallucination is characteristic of a person “under coke”: it is the sensation of many small insects on the skin. Because of this, drug addicts often have scratching all over their bodies.
Cocaine overdose – what to do?
Acting on the cardiovascular system, coke causes its overload, so the very first complaint will be pressing compressive pain behind the sternum. These symptoms most often occur in the first few minutes after consumption. The rest of the signs vary depending on the individual personality traits.
- Interruptions in the work of the heart and a rapid, strong heartbeat;
- Redness of the face and increased sweating;
- Swelling of the neck veins;
- Temperature increase;
- Psychosis or hallucinations;
- Nausea and agitation;
- Stroke, heart attack, pulmonary hemorrhage, convulsions, coma.
Cocaine causes direct depression of the respiratory center and the circulatory center, therefore, in case of an overdose, cardiac arrest and / or respiratory arrest is possible.
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What if you notice signs of a cocaine overdose in a close person?
- The first step is to immediately call a private ambulance – a reanimobile!
- Check for breathing, consciousness, heartbeat. If the person is conscious, try to talk to them. If consciousness is blurred, then lay the victim on a horizontal surface on his back. Turn your head to the side. Monitor your breathing carefully.
- Try to stir up the victim if you see breathing weakness. Rub your earlobes, pat his cheeks.
Don’t leave the addict alone! When calling, answer questions as truthfully as possible. If you know that a man consumes cocaine, it is imperative to inform the doctors about this so that they begin detoxifying the body from drugs as soon as possible.
Cancellation syndrome – cocaine withdrawal
Withdrawal after prolonged use of the drug in an addict develops a condition called “cocaine withdrawal”. Divide it into several stages:
At the first stage, without cocaine, the addict is extremely irritable and restless. Emotional exhaustion, a sharp increase in appetite, severe drowsiness and muscle pain, sweating and diarrhea are observed.
At the second stage, the craving for cocaine increases, lethargy increases up to apathy, and concentration decreases. Muscle pains become significant.
Gradually, pains in all muscles become unbearable, at the same time the body temperature decreases, abdominal pains are accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting.
Timely started treatment significantly alleviates the condition of a person and the removal of “withdrawal” is safe and painless.
Treatment of cocaine dependence
Self-reliance on drugs causes suffering so intense that it is almost impossible to cope with it.
Drug clinic “MEDLUX” offers services to get rid of drug addiction (physical and psychological state) and relieve withdrawal symptoms using effective, proven techniques, drugs and advanced medical equipment.
All procedures are carried out under the round-the-clock supervision of a qualified narcologist. The duration of the process depends on the period of cocaine use and the individual characteristics of the addict’s organism.
Anonymous treatment in Kyiv includes:
- Cupping, removal of withdrawal symptoms;
- Diagnostic research;
- 24/7 patient monitoring;
- Psychological, psychotherapeutic assistance;
- In some cases, rehabilitation of the addict;
- Anonymous private house-call of a narcologist;
- Anonymous call to a private ambulance (C-class reanimobiles).