Tips for Finding Treatment for Cocaine Psychosis
Cocaine psychosis treatment requires both treatment for cocaine addiction and the psychological issues that can often be caused by long-time cocaine abuse. An individual will usually be best treated in an inpatient facility that uses both pharmacological and behavioral treatments.
What is Necessary for Cocaine Psychosis Treatment?
According to the CHCE, “Treatment of stimulant abuse requires a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s psychological, medical, forensic and drug use history.” This often requires a full physical examination as patients who are under the strong effects of cocaine psychosis are not always reliable when it comes to discussing their abuse. In addition, “pharmacological intervention may be necessary during stimulant-induced drug states.” Those going through cocaine psychosis may need to receive:
- Anticraving agents
Behavioral treatments are also very important for cocaine psychosis. Patients can be helped through their difficult emotions and reminded that they are not a reflection of their real thoughts and feelings but of the effects of the cocaine abuse.
Some patients may not need inpatient treatment, but for the most part, cocaine psychosis requires it. As the patient can become aggressive, paranoid, and experience hallucinations, it is best that they stay at a facility where they can be monitored and given 24-hour care.
How Do I Find Cocaine Psychosis Treatment?
Cocaine psychosis treatment can be found at certain inpatient facilities, but not every facility will be right for you. While some facilities treat addiction to milder substances or do not have the necessary behavioral treatments, others may be more equipped to handle the episodes of paranoia, aggression, and hostility exhibited by cocaine psychosis patents.
Some ways of finding cocaine psychosis treatment facilities are:
- Discussing your needs with your doctor, as they might know of a facility that has the specific treatments necessary for your recovery
- Going to a free clinic and ask the doctors and nurses there about a facility
- This is an especially helpful tip if you are looking for a low-cost facility.
- Searching Internet databases for cocaine-specific facilities that are used to dealing with patients who are recovering stimulant addicts
- Using SAMHSA‘s treatment locator to find facilities near you and compare them by cost, treatments, and other factors
- Attending a mutual-help group and inquiring about facilities for stimulant-induced psychosis
Some other tips to consider for finding the right facility are:
Therapy and counseling can help you get your symptoms under control.
- Send a friend or family member to discuss your needs with your doctor, mutual-help group sponsors, etc. Reaching out to them during this time will mean that you do not have to do everything alone, especially when you are struggling.
- Discuss options with your city or county government office, free clinic, or other local facility as they will likely know about the free or low-income facilities which may be nearby.
- Do not get discouraged if a facility isn’t right for you and keep looking for the one that is.
- Consider all your needs, not just those that pertain to your drug abuse or current mental state (NIDA).
Finding the right treatment for cocaine psychosis can be a long process, but if you remember to keep looking and trying different avenues, you will find the one that is right for you.