If someone stops using cocaine at home instead of in a detox setting, it can become very mentally and physically hard, increasing the risk of relapse. The main reason for this is that the withdrawal can include symptoms like suicidal thoughts, agitation, and paranoia. Several cocaine detox facilities are available in Washington, and some of them are also in rehab facilities as part of their program. You will have a choice between a detox and a medically supervised detox. The main difference is that a cocaine medical detox will have medical staff (doctors, nurses, etc.) to help manage the symptoms. This can make the difference between success and relapse. For example, if a patient experiences an intense cocaine craving, it could be best to be in a supervised facility to prevent relapse and get them through those cravings. How long a person stays in a detox is different for each person. When searching for a cocaine detox program or medically supervised detox program in Washington, one should find a suitable drug rehab at the same time. Detox is only the first step and is not sufficient to ensure long-term sobriety.

Around 2% of all treatment admissions in Washington are for cocaine addiction. Cocaine addiction is a serious problem that has to be dealt with. This drug can cause both mental and physical effects in the short-term, such as increased blood pressure, anxiety, loss of appetite, etc. Some of the long-term effects of cocaine use include apathy, high blood pressure, and infections (liver, heart valve, etc.). Another problem associated with cocaine is an overdose. Someone who abuses or has become addicted to cocaine should get professional help as soon as possible. Luckily, there are plenty of cocaine rehabilitation centers in Washington and all over the United States. The purpose of a cocaine treatment is to get the recovering addict not to need nor use cocaine once they get back to their lives. When dealing with cocaine addiction, it is primarily done through therapies like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapies) and counseling. One of the purposes of addiction counseling and therapy is to remove the destructive patterns of behavior and replace them with positive ones.

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Different Types of Washington Cocaine Rehabilitation

One can all find all types of cocaine treatments in Washington. Of course, first, there are types of treatment based on duration (long-term/short-term) and based on the rehab setting (inpatient/outpatient). Another thing to look at is what type of treatment services would be most beneficial for the patient, such as faith-based treatments, 12-step treatments, alternative treatments, etc. Identifying the best type of treatment is very important when choosing a cocaine rehab in Washington, and one of our referral specialists can help you make that decision.

Washington Cocaine Laws

This section highlights the different laws in Washington concerning cocaine. Rules do change over time, and if someone is facing cocaine charges, they should speak to a legal professional. It should also be noted that attending a cocaine rehab in Washington can help a person get a reduced sentence in some cases. Furthermore, attending a Washington cocaine treatment can help ensure the person never faces problems related to cocaine, legal or otherwise.

Possessing cocaine is punishable by up to 5 years of incarceration and/or $10,000, no matter the amount of the drug. Subsequent offenses are punishable by up to double the penalties.

Selling cocaine is a Class B felony in the state that is punishable by up to 10 years and/or $25,000 fines if less than 2 kilograms of cocaine were involved. If more than 2 kilograms of cocaine were involved, the fines would be $100,000 and $50 for each gram over 2kg. Subsequent offenses and committing the offense within 1,000 feet of a school are punishable by up to double the penalties.

It is essential to seek help at a cocaine rehabilitation center in Washington before it becomes a legal matter.

Washington Cocaine Abuse and Addiction Statistics

Here are some 2019 statistics on cocaine use in Washington.

  • 2.26% of the Washington population used cocaine in the past year (slightly higher than the U.S. average), representing 172,097 people.
  • Cocaine abuse can start at a young age. In 2019, 2,910 people aged 12 to 17 years old reported using cocaine.
  • 18 to 25 is the age group with the highest rate of cocaine consumption. In Washington, 6.22% of that age group reported using cocaine, representing 47,782 young adults.
  • Of the Washington adult population (26 or older), 96,934 used cocaine in the past year.

These statistics show just how important cocaine rehabilitation centers are in Washington.

List of Drug Detoxification Centers in Washington

Below, you will find a list of drug detox for cocaine addiction in Washington. The list maybe incomplete and if you have a hard time finding the proper service, call one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 28, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.