Although there are many movies and TV shows that glamorize cocaine and crack cocaine use, a few questions come up that remain unanswered by Hollywood’s representation of addiction treatment. In order to choose the cocaine addiction treatment that is right for you, it’s important to understand the treatment options that are available to you.
How long is Cocaine Treatment?
Cocaine and crack addiction are difficult to treat but there are effective recovery options that can help you achieve sobriety. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction treatment depends on the individual, but certain factors influence the length of the treatment including:
- type of treatment
- length of the addiction
- amount of cocaine or crack being used
- what type of cocaine (powder or crack cocaine) is being abused
- the patient’s body type and weight
- how cocaine is abused (snorting, injecting, smoking, oral consumption)
Although there are differences between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment, both types of treatment have similar timelines. The general timeline for cocaine addiction treatment consists of a period of detox during which symptoms of withdrawal are treated for about one week followed by rehabilitation during which psychological elements of the addiction are treated for a period of 90 days or longer.
Below is a timeline of symptoms that are commonly treated during the period spent in cocaine addiction treatment:
- 12 to 24 hours after the last dose of cocaine withdrawal will begin.
- 24 to 72 hours after the last dose users may feel: depression, remorse, anxiety, irritability, confusion and disorientation.
- 3 to 7 days after the last dose the user will begin to feel: disoriented, anxious, irritable, general dissatisfaction, apathy, and depression.
- 1 to 3 weeks after the last dose the user will feel a reduction in the cravings but the feelings of anxiety and the depression as well as craving may return in cycles. This is a very dangerous time for rehab because these cycles happen without warning and can trigger relapse.
- After three weeks acute withdrawal can return randomly. Cravings are also possibly in random spurts at this time. The user may experience uncontrolled mood swings, irritability, and intense cravings for the cocaine.
Treatment for cocaine addiction lasts for at least four weeks depending on the type of care. Inpatient care lasts 30, 60, or 90 days depending on the level of addiction whereas outpatient treatment can lasts months if not years depending on the other psychological factors.
How Much Does Cocaine Treatment Cost?
How much cocaine treatment costs depends on the type and length of treatment. Rehab can cost a few hundred dollars for simple counseling or hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on several factors. These factors may include:
- The type of rehab that is chosen
- The services offered
- The amenities offered which may include: holistic treatment, herbal treatment, fitness programs, aquatics, saunas, business services, personal trainers, yoga and other luxury amenities.
- Whether the treatment program is inpatient, outpatient, or combined.
- Whether they offer special payment programs, discounts or other options.
Addiction treatment centers are funded in various ways. Three common tiers of addiction treatment influence the cost of treatment. These tiers include:
- Luxury treatment– luxury treatment costs more because it offers different amenities and forms of treatment. Inpatient luxury treatment can cost up to several thousands of dollars a day. Outpatient luxury treatment’s cost depends on the amenities and the amount of treatment visits. Usually these are charged by the visit rather than in one lump sum.
- Private treatment– private rehabs are not necessarily luxury rehabs but luxury rehabs are often private. These rehabs have less amenities and cost less for both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers.
- Government rehabs – government run or government supplemented rehabs cost the least. These rehabs often have programs based on income rather than on treatment. This means they cost little or nothing depending on your income.
With any of the rehab options it is important to speak with a financial counselor who can tell you what programs are offered nearby and how they are funded. Many rehabs have payment plans, indigent patient programs, and other options to help you pay for your recovery.
Where Should I go for Cocaine Treatment?
Where you should go for cocaine treatment depends on several factors. The many different rehab choices can be confusing and it may be difficult to navigate the numerous options. If you need help finding out where you should go for cocaine treatment call us at 800-736-5356(Who Answers?). We can help you sift through all of the information about cocaine and other addiction rehabs.
Often times, people will make the decision to seek treatment in a locale away from their hometown. This can ensure that focus is shifted from the triggers and lifestyle that the individual has grown accustomed to living and towards healing and recovery. Likewise, some find that staying in treatment close to home allows from greater interaction with their family during counseling and therapy. For help determining which choice is best for your needs, call our helpline toll-free at 800-736-5356(Who Answers?) for assistance.
Is Insurance Accepted for Cocaine Treatment?
Many insurance companies cover cocaine addiction treatment and many rehab centers accept health insurance coverage as payment. It is important to check with your insurance company to find out if all or part of your rehab is covered. Some insurance companies pay a portion of the cost while others cover it completely.
How much the insurance will cover depends on your individual plan. Most of the time the insurance will cover a percentage of overall treatment. Coverage details are usually provided in the insurance benefit handbook for your policy.
If your insurance does not cover the actual cost of rehab, it might cover treatment for the underlying illnesses associated with addiction. According to the National Library of Medicine, addiction and mental illness often coincide. Even if the insurance does not cover the addiction treatment itself, it might cover treatment for underlying or resulting mental illnesses. For more information about this, call 800-736-5356(Who Answers?) to speak with a counselor who can assist you in further understanding your insurance coverage and payment options.
Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment
Although both inpatient and outpatient treatment have the same goals and similar success rates, they are both very different types of treatment and are suited to unique patient circumstances.
Inpatient cocaine addiction treatment is a residential treatment program meaning that you live at the center while you are undergoing treatment. The center provides all of the necessities such as food and a place to sleep. Some even provide basic toiletries while others ask you to bring them with you. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, inpatient addiction treatment is one of the most successful forms of treatment for cocaine addiction.
Services inpatient treatment may provide include:
- individual counseling
- group counseling
- 24 hour medical supervision
- medication assisted detox
- addiction therapy
Advantages of inpatient treatment can include:
- high success rates
- most treatments are available to the patient 24 hours a day
- a sequestered treatment center
- patient is removed from environmental triggers such as places of habitual use
- patient is removed from personal triggers
- intensive treatment is offered around-the-clock
- a worry free treatment environment is provided
Outpatient cocaine addiction treatment is a nonresidential treatment program. Patients attend treatment sessions at a rehab center but come and go as they please. Most outpatient facilities have daily, weekly, or monthly sessions depending on the level of treatment that is needed. When you enter outpatient treatment, the staff evaluates your level of addiction and starts you in a treatment program. During this treatment program you receive many of the same basic services that you do if you were in an inpatient program.
Outpatient treatment services may include:
- medication management
- medication assisted treatment
- individual counseling
- group counseling
- medication assisted detoxification
- detoxification services
- by appointment medical supervision
- addiction therapy
Advantages of outpatient treatment can include:
- ability to attend school or work while in treatment
- ability to have family and friends there for support
- the freedom to come and go as necessary
- a nonrestrictive environment
- ability to make free choices during treatment
- a successful option if the patient stays with the treatment program long term
Residential or inpatient treatment is the safest choice for most addicts during early recovery. For help choosing between inpatient and outpatient treatment, call our helpline toll-free at 800-736-5356(Who Answers?). Both types of treatment can be highly successful when the treatment is followed exactly.
We understand that it can be difficult to decide which type of treatment you need. For more information on the different types of addiction treatment call 800-736-5356(Who Answers?). We can go over the options with you and make sure you have all of the information you need to decide what’s best for yourself or someone you love.