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Cocaine addiction treatment in Israel

Cocaine is a stimulant derived from coca leaves. Its action resembles that of amphetamines. Cocaine has an analgetic effect, stimulates the central nervous system; it is used to feel high and increase concentration. It is important to understand that the cocaine effect usually lasts no more than an hour, so the feeling of euphoria only lasts a certain time. It is then followed by a sharp decline in mood, which can stimulate the desire to use it again. This then transforms into cocaine addiction. The daily cocaine dose can be pretty large. 

Psychiatrists-narcologists and psychotherapists of the IsraRehab clinic are successfully treating cocaine addiction in Israel. A professional team of specialists is ready to offer effective therapy methods even in the most complicated cases. 

Symptoms of cocaine addiction

Cocaine addiction develops quickly, especially when it comes to crack. Intravenous administration and smoking accelerate the progression of addiction. The stimulating effect of the drug on the nervous system can be visible through the appearance of euphoria, increased libido, insomnia, a surge of strength, and the desire for vigorous activity. After taking these drugs, they can lead to the following symptoms:

  • increased blood pressure;
  • dilated pupils;
  • pale skin;
  • increased heart rate. 

In case of an overdose, life-endangering symptoms may occur; severe consequences include convulsions, respiratory arrest, angina pectoris, paranoia, and hallucinations, etc. 

An unscratchable itch for cocaine can be expressed in secrecy, suspiciousness, the deceit of a patient. Almost all addicts start demonstrating these qualities one way or another. 

Cocaine is an expensive drug, so the nearest and dearest may suspect that something is wrong with a person’s financial situation. An addict can commit crimes and get into trouble, accumulate debts and loans, seek financial help from friends and relatives.  

Withdrawal symptoms after taking the usual dose develop almost immediately, after an hour or two. The mood becomes negative. The main symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:

  • depression;
  • drowsiness;
  • fatigue and loss of strength;
  • increased appetite;
  • decreased concentration;
  • suicidal tendencies.

Basically, all effects are reverse of those that occur when taking drugs. And as strong, the euphoria from the reception, just as strong will be dysphoria, i.e. a gloomy and depressed mood. 

Those who have been taking cocaine for a long time and in large doses may develop severe complications of withdrawal symptoms such as psychosis, epileptic seizures, severe sleep disturbances, physical exhaustion, tactile hallucinosis, etc.

Diagnosing cocaine addiction in Israel

The narcologist can interview the relatives of the addict, as well as send a urine test to establish the facts of cocaine use and diagnose cocaine addiction. However, it is important not only to establish an accurate diagnosis but also to assess the overall health and psyche of a patient to choose the appropriate treatment methods. 

Therefore, within the framework of extended diagnostics, the following tests can be recommended:

  • heart ultrasound scanning;
  • electroencephalogram, REG, etc.;
  • laboratory blood tests, including biochemical;
  • tests for infectious diseases, etc.

It is of high importance to assess the mental condition of a patient. A talk to a psychiatrist-narcologist will help to assess the present condition, as well as to determine the level of the addict’s interest in treatment, while diagnostic tests will help to detect clinical depression, neuroses, and other concomitant disorders in a timely manner.

Cocaine addiction treatment methods at the IsraRehab clinic

The key task of the first stage is to eliminate toxins from the body. It is important to restore the normal “biochemistry” of the brain within the shortest possible time, to balance the processes of excitation and inhibition in the brain. This is done through detoxification and other measures involving medication. A psychotherapeutic can start working with a patient only when good general well-being is improved by taking medical drugs for sleep and wakefulness.

Psychosocial rehabilitation for cocaine addiction involves analyzing the reasons that led to the use of cocaine drugs. There may be different reasons: the need to get away from an unsatisfactory reality with difficult living conditions, the desire to find a “magic pill” for vigor among career-builders, bosses, or students, etc.

IsraRehab uses effective therapies such as: 

  • analysis of feelings;
  • group sessions;
  • individual and group psychotherapy: gestalt therapy, art therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, etc.;
  • occupational therapy, including taking care of your own garden and harvesting fruit;
  • vitamin therapy, including through a balanced diet, etc. 

The effectiveness of treatment is significantly increased with the engagement of close people to the addict, therefore we have developed programs for the treatment of co-addiction and groups for relatives. 

The treatment includes a comprehensive diagnosis, and our clinic has everything you need to accurately assess the health and psychological condition of a patient. 

The cost of cocaine addiction treatment in Israel

The cost of treatment is determined by how long you stay in the clinic: in the early stages of addiction it will take several months, and in case of a complicated addiction it may take one year and more. See the prices for diagnostics and treatment in the table below. 

  • Price table
  • Diagnostics

    500 €

  • Treatment and therapy

    from 6000 €

Advantages of treatment at the IsraRehab clinic

By addressing the IsraRehab clinic, you can be sure of the high quality of medical and psychological assistance. The main advantages of cocaine addiction treatment in our clinic include the following:

  • limited number of patients: we take care of each resident in the center;
  • Comfortable home-like stay conditions;
  • favorable location of the clinic; far away from the big city and all temptations;
  • protected area;
  • own orchards: you get an opportunity to be involved in occupational therapy and stay in a good mood while going out for a walk.

You can go to the gym, sauna, swimming pool, play table tennis, and billiards, spend time freely, including watching TV, and walk around the center. We also take convalescents on regular excursions around Israel and to the sea. Communication with like-minded people inevitably affects the behavior and thoughts of our patients; we not only implement the best methods of treatment and rehabilitation but also create a truly therapeutic environment for recovery. 

It is not difficult to recognize the symptoms of cocaine addiction in your nearest and dearest; it is important to take the first step towards his recovery. To help him or her, you just need to call our specialists and you will definitely receive professional instructions on how to help your loved one. We will answer all your questions and make an appointment for an in-person consultation. You can check the qualification of our doctors by reading the reviews about our clinic.

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