Cocaine abuse and addiction is a complicated disease that quickly becomes incapacitating if left untreated. If you’re addicted to cocaine, you may feel as if you have no one in your life to turn to, your financial security is lost, and you are unable to function in day-to-day activities. Despite these concerns, you’re still abusing cocaine, which may make you feel powerless against your addiction.
The truth is that recovering from cocaine addiction is not as easy as making the choice to stop using coke. Those who have never experienced difficulties with addiction are often unable to understand just how difficult giving up cocaine can be. They may not realize the worries about withdrawal symptoms and the anxiety about the future without cocaine that you’ll experience.
At Mount Regis, we are here to tell you that cocaine abuse does not make you weak. Like all addictions, once dependence has taken hold, it takes help to leave the drug behind. At Mount Regis Center we are here to help and will support you throughout your stay with us and long afterwards. We understand the many reasons that someone may turn to substances and will help you work through your issues and start on the path that enables you to return to a normal, happy, sober life.
Why Should You Consider Treatment at Mount Regis?
Cocaine abuse and addiction treatment is not easy, as substance abuse involves every aspect of a person’s world including their views, decisions, motivations, relationships and behaviors. Sometimes it’s difficult to understand how seriously cocaine abuse has disrupted your life and capacity to function normally.
Others who observe your addiction to cocaine may attempt an intervention, yet express their concerns in such a negative manner that you may refuse to believe them and break off the relationship. It’s almost impossible for friends and family to determine what will motivate their loved one to seek treatment for cocaine addiction. Many individuals with substance abuse problems become estranged from their loved ones.
At Mount Regis we know how hard it was for you to make the decision to seek treatment. We are here to provide you with the quality treatment we are known for and to support you as you fight against the draw of cocaine. We have the utmost respect and admiration for those who come to us for help, as deciding to seek treatment is the hardest step to take. We will stand by you to help you fight cravings, while reassuring you that such desires are normal.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Mount Regis Center is a small addiction recovery program that provides a family-like atmosphere and personalized attention for each person who comes to us for help. We strive to learn much about each person to enable us to focus on the needs of the whole person – healing your mind, body, and spirit.
Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs from us and we’ll work hard to help you set and achieve goals for your stay with us. When you’re at Mount Regis, you’re home.
Types of Therapy Used to Treat Cocaine Abuse at Mount Regis
When you come to us at Mount Regis Center, we’ll take plenty of time to get to know you. We will also perform a psychological and physical evaluation so that we can properly assess what co-occurring disorders you may be struggling with and how addicted to cocaine your body has become.
If it’s determined that you require humane detoxification during your stay, you’ll first undergo medical detoxification from cocaine and other substances that are circulating in your system. You’ll undergo detox under the close supervision of our medical staff, who will ensure that your detox is as safe and effective as possible.
Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay with us to manage unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and control symptoms of co-occurring mental disorders. We are a 12-step recovery program that does practice abstinence, so we will never hook you on another medication to replace the cocaine you’ve just detoxed from.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) addresses maladaptive thinking patterns that lead to negative emotions and behavioral responses. By altering the way you think about your cocaine use, challenging inaccurate thoughts and replacing them with more adaptive ones, you will notice a positive change in your emotions and the way you respond to circumstances and situations.
Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) is a type of CBT that focuses upon altering irrational beliefs, while balancing this with acceptance of certain facts that can’t be altered. REBT also serves to provide the ability to better tolerate extreme emotions without resorting to cocaine abuse.
We understand that no man (or woman) is an island. Each of us have larger family and social networks that are important for our ability to cope with stressful circumstances. Therefore, we include family and loved ones in your treatment, helping them to understand your addiction, treatment and plans for after you’re discharged from our inpatient rehab. We also provide the opportunity for all members to process their emotions and experiences related to cocaine addiction to help heal broken relationships.
Small group therapy is our primary therapeutic modality. We believe that a group therapy model provides support, reinforcement and understanding from others who have similar issues. Discussing your coke addiction in small groups allows for feedback from others who understand what you’re going through, often making the advice easier to accept. We have groups focused on providing information about topics such as relapse prevention, coping mechanisms, and skills-training to help guide you when you leave our program.
We also provide non-traditional options for your recovery treatment plan. These include:
- Recreational programming
- Spiritual therapy
- A.A. and N.A.
- Nutritional and wellness counseling
- Art programming
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
We know that one of the most important parts of your program is planning for discharge. When you and your treatment team decide you no longer need the level of care provided by an inpatient program, you will work collaboratively to decide on what option would be most appropriate for your recovery. At Mount Regis we believe in continuity of care and know how unsettling it can be to transition into a new program. That’s why we developed two outpatient treatment options to help you continue the progress you’ve made.
Our Day Treatment Program (PHP) provides the same level of services as our inpatient unit. If you feel unready to return to your home, we maintain several apartments for the exclusive use of PHP participants. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for those who feel ready to begin resuming their normal activities and returning to their responsibilities. This program meets three nights a week typically for five weeks.
We also have an Aftercare Program for alumni to take advantage of for three months after discharge free of charge. Depending on your needs, individual or group therapy may be provided to help with the myriad of issues that each person must adjust to upon returning home.