Cocaine abuse- how to get rid of addiction?
A 31-year-old male student in his fourth year of law school had a long history of experimental drug use including alcohol (his first drug), marijuana and LSD; but at no time had he abused a psychoactive drug. Approximately two years ago he was introduced to cocaine in a social setting by a group of friends and fellow law students. He became a regular recreational user of cocaine and in a social setting during an evening would chop up and snort between 10 and 20 lines of cocaine in the usual fashion. (Often, as with this case, cocaine is used in a recreational setting along with alcohol and marijuana.) With this law student, the pattern of recreational cocaine use continued for some time, but moved to a more daily pattern when he found that the inhalation of cocaine stimulated his performance and ability to study at night, something he found desirable because he had begun to prepare for the bar examinations. How to get rid of addiction?
@abhilan Cocaine addiction is a complex disease, with physical, mental, social, environmental, and familial factors. There are a variety of treatment methods for cocaine addiction that address all these components. Residential treatment programs work to cover all facets of addiction. These programs can last for several weeks to a year. And they often include support groups, vocational rehab, or therapy. Behavior treatments show promising results for helping people through cocaine addiction. Treatment can be done on an outpatient basis or as part of a residential treatment program. Interventions focusing on behavior are often used along with medications. Behavior treatments include rewards for meeting goals related to stopping use, and cognitive behavioral therapy, which teaches learning processes that help you continue not using.