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Miracles in Action provides treatment for methamphetamine and/or cocaine addiction. Cocaine is typically seen in the form of a white powdery substance, while methamphetamine looks like glass fragments or shiny, bluish-white rocks. Both substances act as a stimulant to the body’s central nervous system.
Cocaine is commonly snorted but can also be smoked or dissolved in water and injected into a vein. There are two forms of the drug, a water-soluble powder that can be snorted or injected, and a water-insoluble base which is typically smoked. Cocaine in its water-insoluble form is known by the street name crack, referring to the crackling sound it makes when it is smoked. Cocaine is more commonly used in coastal areas and larger cities where it is more readily available through shipping ports.
Methamphetamine is commonly smoked, but can also be snorted as a powder, swallowed in pill form, or mixed with water and injected. Unlike cocaine, methamphetamine can be manufactured nearly anywhere in the U.S. due the wide availability of its key ingredients. This makes methamphetamine much more affordable and available than cocaine, and more popular in rural, landlocked areas of the U.S.
Recent studies show that as many as 1.3 million Americans struggle with cocaine addiction, and as many as 1.5 million Americans are addicted to methamphetamine. As much as 25% of all overdose deaths involve cocaine or methamphetamines, second only to opioid overdose deaths. Only about 10% of people who need treatment for methamphetamine or cocaine will receive it.
Problems Associated with Methamphetamine & Cocaine Use
Cocaine and methamphetamine addiction is defined as a pattern of using that causes individuals to have problems controlling the amount they use, being mentally preoccupied with cocaine or methamphetamine, continuing to use even when it causes problems, needing to use increased amounts to get the same effect, and/or having withdrawal symptoms when using stops.
Risks Associated with Prolonged Methamphetamine & Cocaine Addiction
Methamphetamine and cocaine addiction can cause serious health problems, including:
- Convulsions and seizures
- Heart disease
- Mood problems
- Sexual trouble
- Lung damage
- HIV or hepatitis, if injected
- Loss of smell
- Runny nose
- Trouble swallowing
- Overdose and death
Methamphetamine & Cocaine Addiction Withdrawal
Withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person and can set in within hours after reduced or completed consumption.
Signs and symptoms can include:
- Agitation and irritability
- Fatigue and oversleeping
- General feeling of discomfort
- Increased appetite
- Vivid and unpleasant dreams
- Slowing of activity
- Chills, nerve pain, and muscle aches
How can I tell if I’m addicted to alcohol or drugs?
Because increased tolerance to alcohol and drugs can develop gradually, it can be hard to tell when you have become addicted to a substance. Often, people believe they can control their alcohol or drug use even after they have become dependent on a substance. In fact, it may be clear to others that someone is abusing or addicted to alcohol or drugs before the person realizes it him/herself.
While there is no single factor that definitively proves someone is addicted to alcohol or drugs, there are certain signs that indicate alcohol and/or drug dependency. These include:
- Feeling a compulsive need to drink alcohol or use drugs
- Continuing to consume alcohol or take drugs despite negative consequences in your life
- Trying and failing to stop drinking or taking drugs
- Frequently drinking more or taking more drugs than you planned on
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms, including intense cravings, when not drinking or using drugs
How long does drug addiction treatment take?
The amount of time you will need to attend drug addiction treatment will depend on numerous factors, including the severity of your substance use disorder, whether or not you have a co-occurring mental or behavioral health condition, the amount of support you receive at home, your risk of relapse, and much more. Generally speaking, recovery is a lifelong process. At Miracles in Action, we provide ongoing support and comprehensive aftercare services to our patients. No matter where you are in your recovery, you can count on our team to be there for you every step of the way.
What is outpatient treatment?
Outpatient treatment simply means that you do not live full-time at the rehab facility where you receive addiction treatment services. Instead, you visit the facility several times a week for several hours at a time to attend therapy, take part in support group meetings, and receive other treatments specifically tailored to you and your recovery. You then return home to sleep and manage outside responsibilities, such as going to school, working, or taking care of your child.
If I go to rehab, will I have to live at the rehab facility?
Whether or not you will need to live full-time at a rehab facility will depend on the specific details of your situation. For those struggling with very severe substance use disorders, inpatient (or residential) treatment may be recommended. Others, however, may benefit from an outpatient (or non-residential) rehab program.
If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for methamphetamine or cocaine addiction, a compassionate counselor is waiting to answer all your questions. Life in recovery is so much better than life in addiction — we can show you how. We’re just a phone call away.
Miracles in Action Provides Treatment for Methamphetamine & Cocaine Addiction
At Miracles in Action, we offer monitored outpatient detox, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. Our guests will meet one-on-one with a counselor to make a treatment plan that fits their needs best. Our programs offer the latest evidence-based treatment practices solidly rooted in 12-step principles. Our treatment center is staffed by caring and compassionate licensed professionals who are in recovery themselves and have mastered the art of living sober.
“Miracles in Action provides a warm, loving, and family feel to the recovery process. I can say that I am very fortunate to have witnessed the miracles that take place here. The management and clients' past and present continue to make this place a success. Thank you Miracles in Action for all that you do. ”- A.M.
“Miracles in Action offers stability and recovery. It helps you put your life back together in an environment where people are supportive of one another. I am blessed to bear witness to the miracles that have taken place here. ”- L.W.