Crack Cocaine Addiction
Crack cocaine addiction is not commonly found to be an isolated addiction. A crack addict will also be abusing other drugs, in many instances addicts will abuse heroin and crack cocaine at the same time. An addict will get an intense high from smoking crack and then use heroin to avoid the sharp ‘come-down’ that comes with smoking crack. The result is a highly dangerous combination of extreme highs and lows throwing the body into a confused state of being.
Clients who are addicted to crack-cocaine will receive a full assessment and, depending on the stage of the addiction, will undergo a period of medically supervised detoxification. In conjunction with the detoxification, the client will be involved in other treatment programme activities. These will include individual counselling, group therapy, workshops, lectures and assignments and will be supported by complimentary therapies including lymph drainage massages.
Relapse prevention, risk management planning and aftercare needs will be key features for exploration throughout treatment and particularly so as treatment nears completion.