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Cocaine addiction treatment that actually works

For over a decade now, we’ve been helping people overcome substance abuse and addiction. Our comprehensive of inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, along with education, resources, and ongoing therapy and support offer a continuum of care to treat the whole person for a lifetime.

Our staff of board-certified medical and psychological specialists work hand in hand with our dedicated therapists to treat patients physically, mentally, and emotionally – an approach that’s proven to work far better than traditional 12-step programs.

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Treatment options for cocaine addiction

Cocaine addiction is difficult to overcome without the help of a comprehensive rehabilitation program that combines medical monitoring and treatment with psychological counseling and behavioral therapy to simultaneously address all aspects of cocaine addiction – physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. This combination is the key to helping patients return to a healthy, productive, and stable life.

That’s why at our inpatient and outpatient rehab centers, our board-certified physicians and psychologists craft unique treatment plans designed to address each patient’s specific needs.

Enterhealth does offer supervised medical detox for cocaine addiction. While in medical detox, trained medical staff monitor patients 24/7, and they may prescribe certain medications to help with any physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.

Medical detox is NOT a cure for cocaine addiction.

Detox simply allows patients to safely get through the initial physical, mental, and emotional shock that often accompanies discontinuing cocaine, especially if the person has been using the drug for a long period of time. It also allows us to stabilize any physical and mental conditions so the patient can fully participate in a long-term program of behavioral therapy and psychological counseling.

Therapy and counseling for cocaine addiction may include individual and/or group-oriented sessions and may include families in treatment as well. We also offer ongoing continuing care programs, which are essential and provide patients with counseling and continued support for as long as they need them.

Cocaine addiction treatment plans may include:

  • Medically assisted withdrawal (medical detox)
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Maintenance Outpatient Programs (MOP)
  • Medication management

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies.

Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.



Enterhealth Ranch offers inpatient care that’s on your side, not on the clock. It’s a nurturing environment where treatment is highly personalized and intensified. Every patient has a private room and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who use evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care, including medical detox, in-depth medical and psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, life skills and more.

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Enterhealth’s Outpatient Center of Excellence, conveniently located in the Park Cities, is expertly staffed with board-certified addiction specialists. Our comprehensive program is designed for continued recovery care and provides individuals and families the support they need to reconnect with each other and thrive in recovery.

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The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in their recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. This one-of-a-kind support environment provides a nurturing space where participants can gain understanding, learn from others and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Recovery is one of the most important benefits you can give your employees. Enterhealth provides comprehensive, evidence-based residential and outpatient programs and continued 24/7 technological support with Enterhealth Connect. It’s a tool employees can use to access expert care that fits their schedule for online consultations with highly trained addiction specialists, dynamic content including blogs, podcasts, videos, and continuously updated tools and resources that will aid in their recovery journey.

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How Enterhealth Makes a Difference

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cocaine Addiction

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is central nervous system stimulant derived from the leaves of the coca plant. It most often takes the form of a white, bitter-tasting powder or as small, white or off-white rocks (crack cocaine).

While some forms of cocaine are sometimes used in hospitals as a topical anesthetic, the drug has largely been replaced by alternative anesthetics. With such few therapeutic uses, cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

How do people use cocaine?

Powdered cocaine can be swallowed, snorted up the nose, or dissolved in water and then injected into the body with a needle.

Crack cocaine can also be snorted, but it’s much more commonly smoked in a small glass pipe.

How addictive is cocaine?

The body quickly builds up a tolerance to cocaine. Even as early as the second exposure to cocaine, the brain adjusts and releases less of the feel-good chemicals than the first, and users need to take higher doses to get the same desired effects.

Over time, this constant artificial stimulation of the brain’s reward center causes significant changes to brain chemistry, eventually leading it to stop producing dopamine on its own. As a result, many users begin losing interest in activities the previously enjoyed because they no longer get pleasure or reward from them. With prolonged use, cocaine may become the only source of enjoyment and lead to an uncontrollable dependence.

What are the effects of cocaine?

The physical effects from snorting, smoking, and injecting cocaine may include:

  • Euphoria
  • Constricted blood vessels
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased respiration (heavy breathing)
  • Sensations of hot, cold
  • Nausea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased appetite

Although some of the symptoms of cocaine intoxication sound unpleasant, because of the way the drug triggers the center of the brain associated with pleasure and reward, over time these sensations are associated with feeling good and being happy.

How long does a cocaine high last?

Cocaine is a fast-acting stimulant, meaning the initial effects are felt quickly. How quickly – as well as for how long – depends primarily on how a user ingested it.

Snorting: This is the most common way people use cocaine, and the effects kick in after about 1-3 minutes, peak at about 20-30 minutes, and may be felt about 1-2 hours.

Smoking or injecting: These methods allow the drug to reach the brain much more quickly, and the effects kick in after only around 10-15 seconds. Because it enters the bloodstream so quickly, it also results in an initial “rush” that lasts for 3-5 minutes, but the high usually wears off in less than an hour.

How long does cocaine stay in your system?

How long cocaine can be detected in a person’s system depends on a number of factors, including how long they’ve been using, how much, how pure it was, etc. But for the most part, cocaine can be detected for around 1-4 days in bodily fluids (urine, blood, saliva) and for up to about 3 months in hair samples.

What are cocaine withdrawal symptoms?

While withdrawal from certain substances such as opioids and benzodiazepines can bring about severe physical withdrawal symptoms, detoxing from cocaine primarily only causes psychological withdrawal symptoms.

Symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can include:

  • Physical symptoms like chills, tremors, muscle aches, and nerve pain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Slowed thinking
  • Slowed activity or physical fatigue after activity
  • Exhaustion
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to experience sexual arousal
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Vivid dreams or nightmares
  • Intense craving for cocaine
  • Increased appetite

How do you treat cocaine withdrawal?

While withdrawal from cocaine isn’t usually physically dangerous (unlike alcohol, opioids, or sedatives), unpleasant physical symptoms do occur. The most dangerous symptoms of cocaine withdrawal is severe depression, which can lead to relapses, and in worst-case scenarios, suicidal thoughts and actions.

For this reason, it’s critical for patients to be supervised by trained medical and psychological professionals during the detox process. In addition, physicians may prescribe certain anti-addiction drugs such as Modafinil to help ease withdrawal symptoms. Other medications, including antidepressants like Paxil (paroxetine) may also help with cocaine cravings and severe depression.

How long does cocaine withdrawal last?

The specific amount of time for cocaine withdrawal varies between individuals, but in general, withdrawal begins about an hour or two after the last dose. The initial withdrawal phase, known as the acute phase (or crash), usually lasts for only a few days, but in heavy users it may persist for 7-10 days.

After the initial phase, the withdrawal symptoms are significantly reduced, but they may periodically spike for the next 2-3 weeks, especially cravings for cocaine.

After 3-5 weeks (post-acute phase), most physical and/or mental withdrawal symptoms are gone, though agitation, drug cravings, and sleep disturbances may persist for several weeks.

Can you overdose on cocaine?

Yes. Cocaine significantly affects the cardiovascular system, increasing heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration it can cause death at high doses. As users get accustomed to the unpleasant side effects over time, their likelihood of overdose increases with tolerance and the dose needed to achieve the high they crave.

What are other dangers are associated with cocaine?

Besides addiction and overdose, prolonged cocaine abuse can also lead to a hardening of the arteries and heart muscles, which can lead to much higher blood pressure and put users at a much higher risk for heart attacks and stroke.

Due to how expensive cocaine is, most dealers cut the drug – that is, they dilute it with other substances to increase the amount they have to sell. Typical cutting agents include things like caffeine, anesthetics like lidocaine and procaine, boric acid, and laxatives, but other dangerous and toxic chemicals have also been found in  According to 2019 reporting from the Drug Enforcement Administration, “cocaine” may only make up a little more than half of what a user is actually ingesting.

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