Crack Withdrawal​

Crack is an addictive drug that has wreaked havoc on our nation for generations. Although not as widely used today as it was in the eighties, crack still plays a significant role in the overall health and well-being of our nation. If you or a loved one is struggling with a crack addiction or experiencing crack withdrawal, you are not alone. Professional support is available to help you get the help you need right when you need it.

At 4 Seasons Detox, your overall health and well-being are our top priority. We offer compassionate and non-judgmental support to those struggling with drug addiction who are ready to undergo crack cocaine detox. Asking for help can be challenging, but support and a brighter future are available.

While cocaine and crack have a similar makeup (primarily, the leaves of the coca plant), crack provides a faster, more potent, and more intense high than cocaine. While cocaine is generally snorted, crack cocaine is smoked, which leads to this more intense high. Due to its high potency, crack is considered highly addictive.

Similar to other substances, those who are experiencing a crack cocaine addiction will need an increased dose in order to receive the same effects over time. This, in conjunction with the risk of overdose, leads to a dangerous combination for those struggling with addiction. Additionally, without the support of professional crack cocaine addiction treatment programs, relapse is likely.

Crack withdrawal symptoms are similar to that of cocaine. Severe emotional and mental distress experienced during crack detox is what often leads to relapse, which can result in overdose in some situations.

At 4 Seasons Detox, we will always recommend you undergo the care of a professional medical detox. In doing so, you limit the risk of relapse and ensure you are safe for the duration of the withdrawal process. For many individuals, this level of detox provides a solid foundation for long-term recovery.

Physical Symptoms

While physical symptoms may range from minor to severe, keep in mind that it is often the psychological withdrawal symptoms that cause an individual to relapse. Remember, the only safe way to recover is under the care of medical professionals. 

Physical detox symptoms may include:

  • Nausea
  • Increased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Shaking
  • Abdominal cramping
  • And more

Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms

Additionally, Psychological signs of crack withdrawal can be severe. Thankfully, support is available to help individuals manage these challenging symptoms.

These symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Emotional Outbursts
  • The inability to feel pleasure
  • And more

Crack cocaine addiction treatment at our treatment facility combines compassionate care with mental health and physical health resources for full-body healing. At 4 Seasons Detox, we believe in getting to the root of the issue for sustainable sobriety that lasts. Our Crack withdrawal and detox programs include a focus on individual therapy, support groups, family counseling, holistic therapies, and more so individuals can understand why addictive tendencies occurred in the first place.

Additionally, these programs provide an intense focus on life skill development, as well as positive coping strategies, so individuals can manage triggers when they arise. The result? Treatment programs are created for lifelong sobriety, no matter your level of addiction.

From all of us at 4 Seasons Detox, congratulations on taking the first step in pursuing sustainable sobriety. Asking for help is not easy, but it is a crucial piece of overcoming drug abuse once and for all.

If you have additional questions about what it means to detox from crack cocaine or what our support systems look like for you or your loved one, reach out to us at any time. We look forward to supporting you on this journey to recovery and beyond.

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