List of Cocaine Rehab Centers in the District of Columbia
Below is a list of the different cocaine rehab centers in the District of Columbia. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.
Address of the center
Address of the center
TIPS: If you feel you're going to use
- Call your sponsor or a friend who doesn’t use it and understands your situation.
- Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic.
- Find a hobby or activity to take your mind off of using. (i.e., art, music, cooking, gardening)
- Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e., school, career, volunteering)
- Recognize the people in your environment who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
- Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.
TIPS: If you want to help someone
- Don’t enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
- Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
- Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
- Support the person while they look for rehab since the process can be overwhelming.
- Don’t wait for rock bottom; it may be too late.
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Cocaine is an illicit stimulant drug that’s derived from the leaves of the Coca plant. Cocaine causes an intense stimulant effect on the central nervous system, increasing activity and producing a short-lived, euphoric high. The drug also has anesthetic properties and was historically used as a numbing agent in surgery before more effective medications were developed. Ingesting cocaine produces increased alertness and energy and speeds up virtually every system in the body.
Cocaine is mainly found as a whitish, powdery substance. Depending on the purity, the drug can be off-white or pearlescent or may have a more formed and clumped appearance. Dealers often mix cocaine with other substances that have a white, powdery appearance to boost the volume and thus profits. It can also exist in the form of Crack Cocaine, which we’ll examine separately.
Cocaine can remain in the system for anywhere between one and three days. As a water-soluble drug with a relatively short duration of action, it’s metabolized rapidly, staying in the urine at detectable levels for up to 72 hours with heavy use. The drug may only remain in the system for a day or two with light or infrequent use. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to quit cocaine.
Cocaine is incredibly addictive because of how it affects people mentally and its short duration of action. The drug rapidly produces an accumulation of dopamine that gives a person an intense euphoria. But as cocaine rapidly wears off, the person “crashes” and goes from feeling very stimulated to very depressed within a short window. During the crash, they may crave cocaine intensely and likely be agitated and anxious. They’ll often want to use more cocaine, repeating this process as often as every fifteen minutes or less. It’s not uncommon for cocaine users to keep this up until they can’t get any more cocaine, however long that takes.
Cocaine is primarily consumed nasally by snorting. Those who snort heroin often use rolled-up money, paper, straws, or empty pen tubes to inhale it. While this is the most popular method, the drug can also be smoked or injected.