Things to Consider When Doing A Cocaine Detox at Home

Gloomy portrait of sad manDon’t let anyone tell you cocaine is not addictive. It is highly addictive. Detoxifying your body is absolutely essential, one way or another, to rid your body of what it views as a toxin. Both your body and your mind must be cleared so you can be ready to do the work that lies ahead.

Doing a cocaine detox at home can be quite successful, especially if you haven’t been dependent on cocaine for too long or feel like you need only a little help instead of a full program.

Understand that, like with smoking, the majority of people manage to quit on their own with just some willpower and changed habits.

Of course, detox through clinics and hospitals can also be done, but sometimes a person may have reservations about the stigma of going to one of those places. Home presents a more comfortable and private option.

The Advantages of Detox at Home

  • Comfort. Your home, your bed, your bathroom, your comfort zone.
  • Privacy. Your name, address and private details won’t end up on
    any register or record. Some would prefer to keep their addiction to themselves.
  • Works with your timetable. You can schedule things around a detox and undertake it at your own speed. Facilities have set timetables and you may not be able to get time off work.
  • Great for those who dislike group therapy or health facilities.
  • You can choose who helps you. Instead of a stranger, you can have support from family members and friends.
  • You can still call for assistance if you need it.

There Will Be Some Hurdles to Cross

Depressed adult maleUnfortunately, there is no medication that is a “wonder drug” in helping someone get over cocaine dependency. There are medications that help people get off other drugs, but nothing that is proven to help with cocaine.

You will have withdrawal symptoms. These are unavoidable. For some people they are awful and for others not so bad. Just know there will be some discomfort. You can expect:

  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • lethargy
  • headaches
  • sometimes chills, shakes or a feeling of fever

What You Will Need

  • Start a hydration regime at least 2 weeks before you detox by drinking a lot of water every day and eating a good diet.
  • The right vitamin and mineral supplements – you will need to consult a drug detox expert about this.
  • Plenty of water throughout the process.
  • Continued good nutrition with supplements.
  • A comfortable resting place.
  • Support when you need it.

Important to Remember

The detox is not the cure for your addiction. It is just the first step. There is still much work to do psychologically as well as physically to give you the best chance of staying clean.

Cocaine detox at home is not for a chronic addict. If a person is so chronically addicted that they sometimes display violence, severe mood swings, psychosis, or any tendency toward self-harm, then professional rehab help is essential.

Do your research before starting a home detox. Information is power.

If you have any questions or the tiniest bit of doubt, contact a drug rehab facility for professional advice.

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