Treatment for Addiction to Cocaine and Benzos
One of the most common combinations of drugs to abuse is uppers and downers, especially cocaine and benzodiazepines or benzos. Once you’re addicted to these drugs, getting professional help is crucial.
People like to escape reality and feel good so today, it is pretty common for people to experiment with all types of drugs of all different classes. Whether it is uppers, downers and hallucinogens just to name a few. This is known as Poly Drug Use, which is when a person uses more than one type of drug, either at the same time or at different times.
More specifically, polydrug use occurs when a person:
- uses two or more drugs in combination
- uses one drug to counteract the effects (or the after-effects) of another
- uses different drugs at different times over a short period of days or weeks.
One of the most common combinations of drugs is uppers and downers especially cocaine and benzodiazepines or benzos.
What Are Cocaine and Benzodiazepines?
Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is dangerously addictive. It increases your heart rate and blood pressure and raises your body temperature. It usually is used to help keep a person awake with heightening alertness, focus, and attention.
Benzodiazepines, called benzos for short, are a class of central nervous system depressants that are regularly prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders, muscle spasm, seizures, and insomnia. They have been known to aid in the management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. When taking benzos, certain physiological functions under central nervous system control may be slowed and lowered, like heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and body temperature.
Getting Addicted to Cocaine and Benzos
These combinations are used frequently when partying. Take cocaine to stay up and drink and then take the benzos when coming down and wanting to go to sleep.
This repeated pattern can be dangerous not just because you are putting yourself in danger of overdose but this repeated pattern can if not already, turn into an addiction. After a while cocaine users usually find themselves using it not just to stay out all night, but just to wake up and function throughout the day. So you are then using cocaine all the time and countering it with benzos. So you obtain an addiction to both.
Fortunately, there are drug treatment facilities that can treat both simultaneously and at Evoke Waltham Center you will receive both.
We Treat Cocaine and Benzo Abuse
Treatment for a cocaine addiction typically involves detox and therapy in our inpatient rehabilitation program. These programs greatly increase a person’s chances of a successful recovery, even though psychological dependence on cocaine is a serious condition that’s difficult to overcome.
When you are seeking treatment for cocaine addiction, the first step is to take a substance abuse evaluation from our addiction professionals to determine the right type of support. This determination will be based on several factors including the severity of the addiction, living environment, and psychiatric and medical needs.
For dealing with benzodiazepine addiction, about one-third of individuals who take benzos for six months or more will experience health problems, including seizures, when they try to quit, so Benzodiazepine addiction treatment will start with medical detox. Once stabilized, individuals continue their recovery through our inpatient programs that offer cognitive therapies and counseling sessions.
Contact Our Addiction Treatment Program
At Evoke Waltham Center, our medical, clinical, and therapeutic team of experienced and compassionate professionals is available around-the-clock to treat all symptoms associated with addiction as well as the underlying causes. Our program of recovery is ideal for individuals who are ready for world-class addiction treatment who have been suffering from a substance use disorder. Call to make a change today.
We have great treatment programs to help you on your journey to sobriety if you or a loved one is addicted to Cocaine and Benzos.