Cocaine is an addictive stimulant drug that is snorted, injected, or smoked, producing the effect of an intense high which reinforces its use and leads to addiction. When an individual uses cocaine, they will feel effects of intoxication, which can include rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, agitation, and psychosis; however, coming down off of the high leads to depression, anxiety, a lack of energy, concentration problems, and severe drug cravings. While most symptoms will resolve on their own within one or two weeks and withdrawal rarely poses severe medical risk, it is often extremely difficult for individuals to stop using the substance on their own. Therefore, treatment programs are available to help increase the chances of quitting and staying sober.
Wellington Retreat offers individually-tailored cocaine treatment programs and welcomes patients who struggle with addiction. Currently, there are no medicines that have been shown to effectively aid in cocaine treatment; therefore, the most widely-used treatment remains behavioral intervention, specifically cognitive-behavioral therapy, which has proven effective in decreasing cocaine use and preventing relapse. At Wellington Retreat, this intervention is used in conjunction with an individual treatment plan, which oftentimes includes rest, exercise, and a healthy diet. All together, withdrawal symptoms are fought and the need to use is arrested, leading the patient to become a stronger, healthier individual, able to return to their home lives and trade-in their old lifestyle for a more productive and successful one, where goals are achieved and dreams are met.
Wellington Retreat is located in the beautiful city of West Palm Beach, Florida, where patients are able to enjoy the sunshine, the beauty, and the tranquility of the area throughout their healing process. Wellington Retreat provides all men, women and adolescents regardless of sexual preference or mental capacity the necessary help to overcome their addictions, abuse or disorder.