Cocaine is a dangerous illegal stimulant that unfortunately remains subject to widespread recreational abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that about 35 million Americans have abused cocaine at least once in their lives, and about 1.5 million have done so at least once in the past month. Cocaine is an enticing recreational drug because it produces a powerful sense of improved mood, increased energy, and heightened confidence. However, these effects are brief, rarely lasting more than 30 minutes, which prompts many people to abuse cocaine repeatedly in an attempt to recapture that initial high.
Continued cocaine abuse puts people at risk for significant immediate and long-term harm. Each time a person ingests cocaine he is at risk for dying from an overdose. Those who engage in chronic cocaine abuse risk becoming addicted to this drug, which is clinically referred to as cocaine use disorder. In the absence of effective professional help, cocaine use disorder can be extremely difficult to overcome, and can plunge a person into an ever-deepening downward spiral of abuse and despair.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Cocaine use disorder can be beaten. At The Landing, we have developed specialized programming that has helped men to overcome the urge to abuse cocaine and make the other changes that have empowered them to live healthier lives, free from the constraints of cocaine addiction. With decades of combined experience, the dedicated professionals at The Landing provide comprehensives care that incorporates innovative and effective strategies and techniques that prepare men to achieve lifelong recovery from cocaine use disorder.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
When someone that you care about becomes dependent upon cocaine, it can be painfully obvious that his continued wellbeing is in danger. What might not be as apparent is that you can help this person to get the help that he so desperately needs . Here are a few of the many steps that you can take:
- Educate yourself about the signs of cocaine abuse and addiction. When you understand how addiction impacts a person’s brain, and as you become familiar with the specific dangers and challenges related to cocaine abuse, you will be better prepared to provide meaningful assistance.
- Research the types of treatment that have helped others who have struggled with cocaine addiction, and identify specific programs that seem to be best prepared to meet your loved one’s needs.
- Learn how to talk to someone about their addiction. If not approached correctly, this difficult conversation can devolve into arguments and recriminations, which can drive a wedge between you and the person you are trying to help.
- Provide whatever logistical support is necessary to allow your loved one to focus on his recovery. Making appointments, providing transportation, cooking meals, and arranging for childcare are a few ways that you can free your loved one to address his health.
- Resist the urge to judge. Your loved one’s cocaine abuse and addiction are not evidence that he lacks self-discipline or is otherwise of poor character. Addiction is a dangerous, progressive, and potentially lethal disease. Never lose sight of the fact that your loved one is in pain.
- Prepare for a sustained effort. Recovery is a long-term effort that requires continued diligence on a daily basis. Don’t dwell on past setbacks or failures, and help your loved one to adopt a similar mentality.
Above all else, remain a constant source of encouragement and support for your loved one at all times. Treatment will be an important step in your loved one’s recovery journey, but it is just one step on a long path. Plan to be there for every step of the way.
Why Consider Treatment at The Landing
The immediate negative impact of cocaine abuse can include respiratory failure, heart attack, stroke, and death. Over an extended period of time, individuals who continue to abuse cocaine will expose themselves to increased risk for myriad health problems, including permanent damage to the brain, heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. If the individual has been injecting cocaine, or has been engaging in other risky behaviors while under the influence of cocaine, he may be in jeopardy of developing hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and other blood-borne diseases. Chronic cocaine abuse is also associated with depression, psychosis, anxiety, and delirium. With his body and mind weakened by cocaine abuse, and individual who fails to get help for this problem is likely to experience myriad personal, social, academic, and occupational problems, including but not limited to family discord, academic failure, job loss and unemployment, financial problems, arrest and incarceration, social withdrawal and ostracization, homelessness, and thoughts of suicide. With effective professional assistance, though, these risks can be replaced by the bright promise of a healthy drug-free future.
Types of Treatment Offered at The Landing
Since 2007, The Landing has been providing life-changing treatment for men aged 18 and older who are looking to overcome addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions. Situated along the shores of the calming Pacific Ocean, this beachfront treatment center located in Newport Beach, California, has become a leading men’s addiction treatment center. Also named one of the top 10 luxury rehab centers in the country, The Landing offers a truly transformative experience to all who come for care.
The Landing is proud to offer a three-phase treatment approach that includes residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programming. Each phase of care includes a variety of treatment methods and modalities, including person-centered approaches, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and trauma-focused care, which are designed to assist men as they leave their addictions in the past. The staff of expertly trained and dedicated professionals who supply treatment put forth every effort to enhance each client’s experience and do so by creating a positive, respectful atmosphere.
Men’s unique treatment needs are taken into consideration during each phase of treatment, and The Landing is pleased to offer clinically excellent care that incorporates mind, body, and spirit healing practices. The following types of treatment are among those featured at this world-class center:
Medical detoxification: In order for an individual to effectively participate in the recovery process, he must have a clear state of mind and not be distracted by nagging drug cravings or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Should a man wish to break free from the grips of an addiction to cocaine, yet require detoxification prior to engaging in our services, The Landing is able to facilitate medical detoxification so that each man is able to receive the care he needs prior to becoming part of our dynamic community.
Medication management: Because it is quite common for men to battle an addiction to cocaine and a co-occurring mental illness at the same time, each client at our center will be able to meet with a psychiatrist within 72 hours of being at our center. During this meeting, our psychiatrist can determine if medication is needed to manage any existing mental health symptoms and can recommend medication if it is necessary to a client’s care. Furthermore, The Landing clients who are prescribed medication will be able to schedule follow-up appointments on an as-needed basis so that our staff can monitor the effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed.
Individual therapy: The road to lasting recovery from an addiction to cocaine often has many twists and turns, and it is always beneficial to process what occurs during treatment with a knowledgeable professional within the sanctity of a therapeutic relationship. Every man who partakes in treatment at The Landing will receive individual therapy sessions three times per week while in Phase I of our treatment. Meeting twice per week with a marriage and family therapist intern and once per week with a certified substance abuse counselor, our clients are afforded the one-on-one attention they need to process triumphs, setbacks, and emotions so that they are able to advance in their recovery.
Group therapy: For many men, battling an addiction to cocaine can be a painful and lonely experience. For this reason, we are proud to offer various group therapy opportunities so that clients of The Landing can feel a sense of camaraderie and benefit from the support of others who have endured similar addiction-related challenges. Offered multiple times per day, the following are among the various groups featured at our center:
- Psychoeducation groups
- Process groups
- Trauma groups
- Nutrition groups
- 12-Step groups
- Emotion regulation group
- Recovery movies
- Professional development group
- Life skills implementation
- Clinical lectures
Experiential therapy: At The Landing, we employ an “east meets west” approach to treating addictions to substances such as cocaine. We believe in bridging individualized experiences with endeavors that involve groups of clients so that each man who comes to our center is able to recover and optimize his health in a lasting way. The following experiential therapies and activities are those we offer our clients so that they can have a truly holistic treatment experience:
- Hypnotherapy groups
- Music therapy
- Acupuncture groups
- Gym time
- Health and wellness group
- Narrative therapy
- Art therapy group
- Relationships group
Family therapy: The individuals who make up our clients’ primary support systems are invited to play a role in their loved one’s care. The Landing facilitates family therapy sessions on an as-needed basis so that our clients and their loved ones can heal the damage that addiction has caused in their lives. These sessions, which are led by our marriage and family therapy interns, can be beneficial in rejuvenating the relationships our clients have with their family members, friends, and other loved ones.
Family Program: Family members and other loved ones in our client’s lives can also receive invaluable support through The Landing’s Family Program. This program includes presentations led by our staff, group discussions, and multi-family sessions that allow loved ones to offer encouragement to other families as well. Furthermore, this program will help friends and family members learn how to care for themselves during their loved one’s recovery, and gain the skills needed to provide the most effective support to the person they care about.
When you choose The Landing for treatment, you can expect to have a truly personalized treatment experience. During the process of admissions, your needs will be assessed and our staff will work alongside you to formulate a treatment plan that will enable you to reach your recovery goals. The aforementioned treatment methods can be incorporated into your plan, and we are able to adjust the interventions included should your treatment needs and goals change.
Once you have completed Phase I of our treatment, you can then begin programming in Phase II, and then step down to Phase III prior to leaving our center. It is our mission to help you defeat your addiction to cocaine, and we will do all that we can to ensure that you achieve your goals.
If you or someone you love would like to learn more about The Landing, feel free to contact us. Let us help you make the changes needed to live the life you have always dreamed of.