There are several reasons that men develop a cocaine addiction. While crack cocaine is a drug that’s often been abused in areas of poverty, powder cocaine is a drug that’s often used by the affluent. Powder cocaine gained a lot of popularity in the 80s, and it’s still known as one of the biggest party drugs available.
The problem is that cocaine in either form can take over a person’s life, and there can be very dangerous side effects for anyone abusing the drug regularly. Those who become addicted to the drug no longer have the power of choice, and they’re facing potentially fatal consequences.
How Does Cocaine Addiction Develop?
One of the primary reasons people begin use cocaine is so they can go out and party longer. Cocaine is a stimulant, so when it’s used, it can decrease the intoxicating effects of alcohol. When people are out drinking all night, doing cocaine can help them drink longer and stay up until the early hours of the morning. This can be very dangerous because cocaine causes different parts of the body to become over-worked like the heart. It’s also dangerous because individuals don’t know how much they’ve been drinking. In fact, the two primary reasons for cocaine-related deaths are heart failure and alcohol poisoning.
Those who develop a cocaine addiction begin abusing the drug more frequently. What may have started as a habit only on the weekends when individuals were out drinking with friends progresses to a point where they may need cocaine just for having a drink at home. The effects of cocaine also make people feel more powerful and focused, so some begin using the drug in the morning before going to work. When faced with consequences of their using, many people are unable to stop when they want to, which is why addiction treatment is the most effective option.
Insurance Helps with Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Only recently has addiction finally been recognized as a legitimate disease and mental illness. Due to years of research, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance companies to provide coverage to customers for addiction treatment. For many, this makes the difference of whether they enter treatment or not.
If you’re struggling with a cocaine addiction and can’t stop on your own, your insurance policy will help you in getting treatment. Depending on your policy, you may be entitled to coverage for various levels of care, such as inpatient or outpatient treatment. What’s important to remember when using your insurance for addiction treatment is that your insurance company is going to want to work with an accredited facility.
Overcoming Addiction at Serenity Lodge
Our facility is located on 22 beautiful acres of land in Lake Arrowhead, CA, and we’re fully accredited to work with your insurance and help you overcome your addiction. We’re accredited through the Joint Commission because we use evidence-based treatment methods, which are scientifically proven to help people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. We offer a variety of different therapies that will help you get down to the causes and conditions of your cocaine abuse so you can learn a better way of living.
At our all-male facility, you’ll quickly learn the importance of having a support group in your recovery from addiction. Being able to see that you’re not alone in your journey of recovery gives you strength and encouragement to live a new life. By the time you’ve completed treatment, you’ll have a new confidence that you can continue your sobriety and lead an incredible life. Give us a call today at 866.379.4365 to verify your insurance or learn more about our male treatment programs.