Cocaine is a popular stimulant derived from the leaves of the coca plant. Originally used in South America, today cocaine is a common party drug. Some users snort the white powder while others smoke or inject it. While some may use cocaine infrequently at clubs, raves, and parties, because of its highly addictive nature, many develop cocaine dependencies. Like many drug and alcohol addictions, cocaine dependency is common among the LGBTQ community. Many community members struggle to find inclusive substance abuse treatment programs. An LGBTQ cocaine addiction treatment center can provide comprehensive detox, therapy, and community support.
If you are seeking an LGBTQ substance abuse treatment program, call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center today. Our Southern California cocaine rehab center supports the LGBTQ community through detox and early rehab. Call us at 888.903.9898 to learn more about our cocaine addiction treatment and other substance abuse treatment programs.
What is Cocaine Addiction?
Cocaine is a stimulant that causes euphoria. Like many addictive substances, cocaine alters brain chemistry, speeding up messages from the brain to the body. This hyper-alert state can be highly addictive. While some use cocaine infrequently, many become hooked after using it only a few times. When the body becomes dependent on any substance, withdrawal symptoms occur when the drug leaves the body. These symptoms are physical and psychological, and the more often someone uses cocaine, the stronger these symptoms will be. Signs of cocaine addiction include:
- Feeling you need cocaine all the time
- Suicidal ideations during withdrawal
- Slower physical responses without cocaine
- Flu-like symptoms
- Drug cravings
- Drug-seeking behavior
- Lethargy and fatigue without cocaine
Snorting cocaine can often lead to the use of crack cocaine. While snorting can damage nasal tissue, smoking and injecting can have even more severe effects on the body. The longer one uses cocaine, the more damage their body will undergo. Many people may try to quit using cocaine cold turkey. For those in the LGBTQ community, quitting cold turkey can feel like the only option. Centers like La Fuente can help.
Overcome Addiction With Cocaine Rehab
Quitting cold turkey can be dangerous. The initial physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms often lead users to relapse or overdose. These withdrawal symptoms can last a few days or linger for months. Medically assisted detox can help mitigate withdrawal symptoms and provide support through an LGBTQ drug and alcohol detox center. Medically assisted detox often uses doctor-administered medications to wean a person off cocaine and other substances. With 24/7 access to nursing care, detox centers monitor a client’s health and emotional state. By pairing medically assisted detox with psychological therapy, a client experiences holistic healing and community support during the initial stages of recovery. This type of support is crucial in recovery, especially for those in the community who may not have family support.
LGBTQ Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Southern California
At La Fuente, we believe in healing individuals and the LGBTQ community as a whole. Our Southern California inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs help clients through early recovery. Our staff can help you map out your road to recovery with alumni programs and after-care plans. Many of our staff members are in recovery and know firsthand the difficulties the LGBTQ community faces in substance abuse recovery. Our programs focus on individual and group therapy to build a stronger community together.
Begin Cocaine Addiction at La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center
Don’t let cocaine control your life. If you or a loved one are having trouble finding LGBTQ cocaine rehab programs, La Fuente can help. Our safe and inclusive LGBTQ addiction treatment programs serve Southern California from the heart of Hollywood. Don’t attempt to quit cold turkey. For a safe and inclusive LGBTQ recovery, call La Fuente Hollywood at 888.903.9898 or visit us online to speak with an intake specialist.